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Featured Fellows: System Change Makers

Dominic Stucker, November 26th, 2013
Photo by Huma Beg At a recent workshop, we heard stories about the inspiring work that Fellows and close partners are doing around the world. Here are examples from Pakistan, India, and the United States that span democratizing national-level development, incubating urban food gardens and saving a watershed from mining impacts. Huma Beg  is poised to launch her

Featured Fellow Sarah K. Khan: Future of Food

Dominic Stucker, July 30th, 2013
Sarah K. Khan in Bamako, Mali, 2012 Edited by Taylor Knoop, Sustainability Leaders Network Intern Sarah K. Khan talks about the future of food by understanding the past. She researches, writes abouts, and documents the migration of people, plants, cultures and ideas. Sarah uses multimedia tools — words, audio, photographs and video — to express her stories.

School’s in Session at Vilicus Farms

Dominic Stucker, July 30th, 2013
Apprentices D’Anna and Nate, June 2013 By Taylor Knoop, Sustainability Leaders Network Fellows have been active this summer in engaging younger generations as interns, providing a way for the sustainability community to expand and strengthen. Fellow Anna Jones-Crabtree and her husband, Doug, own and run Vilicus Farms, a 1,280 acre organic operation in Havre, Montana. They have welcomed Nathan, a 21 year old

Replacing Oil with Oats

Dominic Stucker, May 30th, 2013
Stephen Leslie plows on a spring morning. By Taylor Knoop. By Taylor Knoop and Edie Farwell Stephen Leslie has linked his background in art and seven years as a Benedictine monk by sculpting and harvesting the earth. Using sustainable practices. Stephen and his wife Kerry Gawalt make their livelihood farming Cedar Mountain Farm, located on the Cobb

Fellow Mike Dupee Helping Increase Food Security among Coffee Growers

Dominic Stucker, October 9th, 2012
Coffee farming family, Central America. From video “After the Harvest,” produced by Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. Today, Andrew Revkin of the New York Times featured an article by Fellow Mike Dupee, Vice President for Corporate Social Responsibility at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, in the Dot Earth section of the paper: “A Coffee Seller Seeks to Cut

Land stewardship and sustainable agriculture in Montana: Ways you can get involved

Dominic Stucker, July 12th, 2012
Anna in rye field In addition to her full time job in Helena, Montana coordinating national-level sustainable operations for the US Forest Service, Fellow Anna Jones-Crabtree and her husband Doug Crabtree farm. They are deep into their fourth season, working weekends far to the north near the Canadian border from March through November. Neither a small-scale

Partnering Kids with Horses

Dominic Stucker, December 21st, 2011
Maeve on Horse-Drawn Plow Stephen Leslie originally published this article in the 2011 Fall edition of the Small Farmer’s Journal. Reprinted with permission. Stephen runs our Farmers Apprenticeship. At Cedar Mountain Farm, we have been hosting school groups for more than a decade. In recent years many of these visits have been under the auspices of the Farm

For the Love of Horses

Dominic Stucker, November 28th, 2011
Stephen Leslie originally published this article on the Cedar Mountain Farm Blog on June 16, 2010.* Reprinted with permission. Stephen runs our Farmers’ Apprenticeship. I have always favored a broad brimmed hat over a ball cap, especially so after working on the land out west. Without a proper cover on your head the mid-summer sun will crisp

Cobb Hill Harvest Celebration: Keynote Address

Dominic Stucker, October 28th, 2011
By Stephen Leslie. Speech given at Cobb Hill Harvest Celebration, October 19, 2011. Introduction I was not born into the farming life. A child of suburbia, I came into agriculture by a circuitous route and did not start farming fulltime until I was 31 years old. As a young adult I attended art school and then soon after