The Land Project


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In Spring of 1996, Center volunteer and apprentice program graduate Albie Miles began growing all his own food. From planting the first seedlings to laying in the last cover crops, he kept careful records of what he grew, what he ate, his labor, and his yields. Between April and October, he restricted his diet almost entirely to food from his “nutrition garden,” which is located on a portion of the raised-bed garden site at the Center’s 25-acre UCSC (University of California, Santa Cruz) Farm.



Nick Meyer | AltHealthWORKS

Even as the United States government continues to push for the use of more chemically-intensive and corporate-dominated farming methods such as GMOs and monoculture-based crops, the United Nations is once against sounding the alarm about the urgent need to return to (and develop) a more sustainable, natural and organic system.

That was the key point of a new publication from the UN Commission on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) titled“Trade and Environment Review 2013: Wake Up Before It’s Too Late,” which included contributions from more than 60 experts around the world.

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