Tag Archives | Return to our roots

Laura Grace Weldon | Free range poems

Weed I Won’t Pull Some hardship curved it into a green ampersand. Tendrils sprout along a resolute stem. I want to lean close, ask for some photoautotrophic wisdom. Listen to the soil’s bacterial choir. Convert to the worship plants have practiced since the Beginning. *** November Morning at Dawn      Jacket over nightgown over boots I walk out back exhaling clouds, bucket of kitchen scraps swinging in hand. Better than a […]

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Elaine Reardon | All the Earth

I bow to worms, bacteria, microorganisms, small seed packets that wait patiently for the right conditions to begin new life. What you seek in this forest garden seeks you. New life pushes up beneath forest floor litter. In the shadows life emerges, just beyond the edge of vision. — Elaine Reardon is a poet, herbalist, educator, and member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. Her chapbook, The Heart […]

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Farming in Zambia

Lindsay Allen | Agroforestry and poverty alleviation in sub-Saharan Africa

There are currently 795 million people globally who are chronically undernourished, with the majority of these people living in the global south, with the largest concentration in sub-Saharan Africa (World Hunger Education Services, 2016). Many attempts have been made both on large and small scales to address some of the root causes of undernourishment, such as food insecurity, low crop yields, soil degradation, and low farmer income, but few have […]

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