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    Sharemilkers Get Ready for Gypsy Day
    May 29, 2015

    Gypsy Day is coming June 1st for the sharemilkers. It marks the end of one season and the beginning of the next. Sharemilkers, like sharecroppers are landless farmers, who move from space to space. Unlike sharecroppers, who can’t take their crop easily from farm to farm, sharemilkers usually own their livestock, and take their cows with them from one farm to the next. It’s popular in New Zealand and some are looking to it as a strategy for next generation […]
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    Law, Land Commons . . . and Sea Urchins
    May 29, 2015

    A bit about the law and the land (and us!) from lawyer Janelle Orsi from STIR. The Spring Issue of STIR digs into the law and the commons, get it here: http://stirtoaction.com/pre-order-spring-2015-issue-25-off/ (Featured Image for this post by Bethan Mure)
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    Regulating the Land: The SAFERs
    May 28, 2015

    In France, there is a system for regulating the land market that relies on the collaboration of the State and farmers’ organizations. This system, little known outside of this country’s borders, is called the Land Development and Rural Settlement Associations (Sociétés d’Aménagement Foncier et d’Etablissement Rural, SAFERs) and constitutes one of the key components of French “structures policy”. Under this “structures policy” umbrella falls not only all the policies for agricultural modernisation, but also policies aiming to preserve the family […]
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    Soil Atlas: Get Your Free Copy
    May 27, 2015

    We mentioned this amazing publication when we were still in the throes of winter, but forgot to mention that it’s absolutely free, even if you want a copy mailed to you! An amazing resource that includes an article about Land Commons. Check it out HERE if you haven’t already! Learn more
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    Pope Francis Urges us to Revive the Commons
    May 18, 2015

    This report from Democracy Now:  
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    Restoring the Land
    May 18, 2015

    Winona Laduke questions how to restore the land to the way it was before European settlement. From In These Times: It was like reading about Atlantis. That is my earliest memory of the Island. Moningwunakauning Minis—“home of the golden-breasted woodpecker”—now called Madeline. It is the Anishinaabe homeland, a Mecca for the Ojibwe. This is the place where the Creator and prophets instructed our people to move. In the 2lst century, it is a place where the complexity of restoring a […]
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    Article About Next Generation Farmers in Nebraska
    May 15, 2015

    A Nebraska farmer chooses to teach the next generation instead of selling the farm. From an article at NonPareil Online: The pair stood over a tub of cold water, sifting through pounds of spinach in the barn which would be delivered tomorrow to restaurants in Omaha. Denise O’Brien, owner of Rolling Acres Farm with her husband Larry Harris, has become a mentor to Amber Mohr, who in the past year took on her grandfather’s land, Fork Tail Farm, in Avoca. […]
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    Successful Crowd Sourcing fro French Farm Project
    May 15, 2015

    We see a lot of farmers turn to crowd-sourcing platforms like kickstarter here in the U.S. In Europe, farmers are using similar websites like kisskissbankbank! Watch the video for the recent success of Terres Vivantes!  
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    NYC Community Land Initiative
    May 14, 2015

    Working the urban landscape: From the NYC Community Land Initiative: Expanding Community Land Trusts in New York City is a big and complex goal, so we have broken into groups to work on different pieces of the puzzle. EDUCATION & OUTREACH The housing crisis is big, and the community land trust model is complex, so this work group is focused on creating and sharing popular-education materials that will help us facilitate discussion around these ideas with various audiences. We’re also focused […]
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    Shared Assets: Helping Communities Improve the Commons
    May 8, 2015

    Shared Assets is a not-for-profit company founded in December 2011 to: Promote the potential for social enterprise and the voluntary and community sector to deliver urban and rural regeneration through the management of environmental assets such as woodlands, waterways and green spaces Work with public, private and charitable owners of large environmental assets in order to help them create a ‘presumption in favour of community use’ and increase the size, range and quality of environmental resources available to communities. Support […]
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