the irresistible fleet of bicycles


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job posting: part-time connecticut farmer alliance coordinator

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A very exciting part-time job opportunity in Connecticut!

The Connecticut New Young Farmer Alliance is seeking a coordinator to help grow their network, manage events, and promote their organization. The ideal applicant will be passionate about farming and farmers, experienced with event coordination, an savvy with social media.

Check out the posting HERE!

To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and two references to newctfarmers@gmail.com


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interactive california water rights map

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So much has been said about California’s record-breaking draughts this year, but some experts have proposed that it’s not so much a an absolute lack of water, but a problem of water management. A group of organizations in California have banded together to provide us with this INTERACTIVE MAP OF WATER RIGHTS in their state. It is meant to help citizens, journalists, and researchers understand the state of water management in an accessible and intuitive way.


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farmers get student discount to schumacher lectures on creative economy!

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On November 15th the Schumacher Center will be hosting lectures by Matt Stinchcomb, founder of Etsy, and Caroline Woolard, founder of OurGoods.org and TradeSchool.coop. The theme is Creative Enterprise in a New Economy.

Farmers and cottage industry entrepreneurs get the student discount ($25 rather than $35)!

We hope to see you there!

Go HERE to learn more!


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help out Food is Free!

For almost three years a group of enthusiastic folks in Austin, TX have been growing food and building community in their neighborhoods. They’re called Food is Free and they started by building a garden bed in their front yard and putting up a sign that the food growing there was free. Now they’ve built hundreds of small beds in their city!

Check out this video about their history:

They’re growing good food and getting other people to grow good food as well!

However, Food is Free is in trouble. Their farm and headquarters is being sold, and they’ve started an Indiegogo campaign to keep their land and expand their project to galvanize even more people to participate in small agriculture.

We love these guys and we want to see them to succeed!

Go HERE to donate to their great cause.

Go HERE to get an education in how to make a raised wicking garden bed from the folks at Food is Free!


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where to go for good thinking on climate change! — guernica mag & techno-utopianism

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“It’s the greatest fight in human history, one whose outcome will reverberate for geologic time, and it has to happen right now.”

That’s Bill McKibben, who will be in New York City this weekend to present at the Techno-Utopianism & the Fate of the Earth conference, quoted in an interview he gave to Guernica Magazine in 2012. Continue reading

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