Interested in Landscaping, Food Systems, and Land Management that Mimics Natural Systems? — Sign up for a Permaculture Design Certificate Course from Madison Area Permaculture Guild

Our friends over at the Madison Area Permaculture Guild are offering a Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course, starting in June. If you read our blog and haven’t heard of permaculture, you should definitely have a look at this wide-ranging discipline that integrates agriculture, land management, animal husbandry, and other allied fields with an eye to … More Interested in Landscaping, Food Systems, and Land Management that Mimics Natural Systems? — Sign up for a Permaculture Design Certificate Course from Madison Area Permaculture Guild

Free Talk Tonight with CHEW — Potatoes Will Save Humanity

Tonight, the institute director, Scott Johnson, will be giving a talk to the Culinary History Enthusiasts of Wisconsin (CHEW). CHEW is a group that sponsors monthly talks on a variety of food-related topics, complete with matching foods to sample. They’re a great group and if you’re in the Madison, WI, area, consider finding out more … More Free Talk Tonight with CHEW — Potatoes Will Save Humanity

Link Worth Following — Who Owns the Seeds?

The radio show To the Best of Our Knowledge recently spent an hour discussing agriculture and the commodification of seeds. The first act follows the story of wheat and our selection for more wheat of poorer quality. Act two discusses the social importance of corn to indigenous communities across North America. In Act Three, a … More Link Worth Following — Who Owns the Seeds?

Earth Island Journal Story About the Institute, From Matt Miles

A few months ago, contributor and writer Matt Miles came to visit us. The result was a story in Earth Island Journal about the institute and the ethos behind it. “Small is Beautiful: Seeking simple, human-scale solutions to the challenges of everyday living,” is available on the Earth Island Journal‘s website and print edition for … More Earth Island Journal Story About the Institute, From Matt Miles