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Warren Brush

Warren Brush | The Permaculture solution

Warren Brush describes himself as a certified permaculture designer and teacher, a mentor and storyteller. He is co-founder of Quail Springs Learning Oasis & Permaculture Farm, a former cattle ranch located in California’s  Cuyama Valley—one of the remotest places within a three-hour drive of Los Angeles you can imagine—where his team demonstrates and teaches permaculture design principles and practices. Prior to creating Quail Springs, Brush and his wife, Cynthia Harvan, […]

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Dennis vanEngelsdorp | Why we need bees

Dennis vanEngelsdorp, Ph.D., is an apiarist (beekeeper) widely known as a result of a  2008 TED talk, “A Plea for Bees.” He is one of the leading researchers attempting to understand Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and other factors responsible for the dramatic decline in bee populations. “Imagine if one of every three cows died,” he says. “The National Guard would be out.” Dr. vanEngelsdorp’s research involves a multi-faceted approach to […]

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Cary Fowler

Cary Fowler | The Future of Food

I’ve been fascinated with crop diversity for about thirty-five years now, ever since I stumbled across a fairly obscure academic article by a guy named Jack Harlan. He described diversity within crops — all the different kinds of wheat and rice and such — as a genetic resource. He said, “This genetic resource,” — and I’ll never forget the words — “stands between us and catastrophic starvation on a scale […]

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Nicholas Powers | Society of Addiction

I waited three months to eat a Krispy Kreme. I mean I waited. Every week or so, I take the train to Penn Station, quickly zigzagging through crowds. And every time I have the same internal monologue — Don’t stop at the Krispy Kreme. Don’t give yourself diabetes. Seriously, you might as well inject Elmer’s glue straight into your heart. But then I saw the store, bright and beautiful and […]

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