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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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    Organic Dairy Farmer Training Program in Maine
    May 8, 2015

    Before finding land, farmers need to be confident in their skills and knowledge. Those who don’t come to farming through family inheritance can learn on the job. Here’s an opportunity for those interested in dairy. The program helps train in all aspects of the dairy business, and even offers assistance in finding land, securing financing and support once students start their own farm. From Wolfe’s Neck Farm: Conventional dairy is in decline and the average age of dairy farmers in […]
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    British Land Cooperative Looks for Support
    May 7, 2015

    From the Ecological Land Cooperative: Based on the success of our first cluster of small farms at Greenham Reach, Devon, we have developed plans to create around 20 new ecological smallholdings between 2015 and 2020. We are inviting applications for £340,000 of community shares in our co-operative to fund our next cluster of farms, delivered over the next 2-3 years. We have developed both a Share Offer document and a Business Plan. These documents set out our Vision & Objections, […]
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    Average Land Prices in 8 Countries
    May 7, 2015

    The Irish Farmers Journal has highlighted the cost of good earth in these graphics: Read the weekly Irish Farm Journal.
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    Required Reading: Land, Class and Wealth
    May 1, 2015

    These titles are some of the selected books from http://threeacresandacow.co.uk/   read about these and other titles
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