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The November 2020 Newsletter

Newsletters are published twice a year. They contain articles related to the misssion of the Scholarship. The summer issue introduce the current year scholarship recipient. Click on an image in order to download a pdf or epublication of that issue. You can sign up on the mailinglist to receive notification of new issues as they are released.

Newsletter No. 12, November 2020 announces the 2021 Scholarship application program, discusses how to expand use of covercrops, and defines the concept of the beneficial Circular Economy. Click on the image in ordeer to download the November 2020 newsletter.

TERRA VIVA. Our Soil, Our Commons, Our Future—A new vision of Planetary Citizenship forms the foundation for the discussion in the November issue of the Newsletter. This Manifesto is written by leading international experts from around the world and is pubished by the Navdanya International, Firenze, Italy.

The serius student/person will want to read the complete document. It is available on their website:

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Our Newsletter’s front page contains a discussion derived from Chapter 6–Feeding Innovation’s Roots–of this book by Brian DeVore

Ron Meador wrote a review published in Minnpost:

“Farming as if nature still mattered: a new book offers encouraging examples as described.

[This is] An intriguing and even inspiring book by Brian DeVore of Minneapolis. Against the backdrop of factory-style farming that dominates American agriculture, accomplishments described in this book look rather like miracles—or would, had they originated magically instead of through much hard, persistent, savvy and occasionally heretical work.

DeVore’s exemplary resisters have been able to make good livings while producing food in earth-friendlier ways.

And not all of them are small-scale, organics-minded players on what might be called the fringe of U.S. food production. There is also Gabe Brown, who produces crops and cattle on 5,400 acres at the edge of Bismarck, North Dakota.”

This book is a must read for anyone interested in proof that sustainable farming practices are practical and profitable.