(above): Joseph Jaramillo is an Isleta Pueblo farmer participating in the New Mexico Landrace (Heirloom) Corn Project. In 2017, NMLCP distributed 1200 lbs. of the pueblo’s blue corn seed to regional farmers following organic protocols. Read the full story
Welcome to our annual Sustainable Agriculture Issue. Given the importance of this globally vital topic, we’ve made this a double issue. I am always learning from our writers and in this issue I learned that 70 percent of water use in many parts of the U.S. is by the Agriculture sector. Do let us know what you learn as you dig into this issue on Food, Farming and Finance.
Speaking of water, our March issue on “The Future of Water" is still accessible here. As GreenMoney wraps up its 25th Anniversary Year, founder Cliff Feigenbaum gives a wide-ranging interview on The Wealth Confidant Podcast with its host John Christianson, of Highland Private Wealth Mgmt.
Slow Money founder Woody Tasch addresses economics, food, and politics in his newest book, SOIL: Notes Towards the Theory and Practice of Nurture Capital. He explains nurture capital as a vision of finance that begins where investing and philanthropy end, “giving us a new way to reconnect to one another and places where we live, all the way down to local food systems and the soil.” Weaving poetry, prose and photography into a compelling vision, Tasch aims to answer the question: How can we fix what’s broken in our economy and our country through the entry point of local food systems? Order the book.
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