V grumpy today but now I feel better so here's a picture of me in Morocco cultivating my undying love for internal courtyards Image
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And just to be on brand here I am in the back patio of some guy who offered me food on Eid, a sheep slaughtered hours earlier Image

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8 Jun
@ethnowise Oooo boy do I have ideas. Incoming:
@ethnowise One big idea is any kind of widespread initiative that gets people out working alongside already existing small scale producers (and there are lots!) Like this:

@ethnowise Or it could be school children! Like Farm School as ongoing weekly field trips to regen farms. I am working on something like this with @amyj and @Tao_Orion now
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8 Jun
Localizing food systems is really the only way. But can I please keep chocolate?
I love people pleading to keep just one globally traded food

Read 5 tweets
7 Jun
this article, acknowledging the fact that *baby deer* die from harvesters, suggests using *infrared sensors* to detect their bodies rather than *not using machines that kill tons of animals* so we can eat industrial plant foods
dead animal parts as input to most plant food production

pest control means killing animals to protect plant food products

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24 May
This is the wrong, wrong, wrong conclusion.

Plant ag maximalism is a catastrophic ideology. It is a religion dreamed up via global aggregate data regression analysis by "environmentalists" sitting at computers.

It has no understanding of ecology. Shameful and harmful.
Animal ag via holistic management is *one of the only ways* we know how to sequester carbon using natural processes! 🤬

Read 7 tweets
24 May
So a little story about the time we naively explored the idea of sharing the land we bought in Uruguay with some "like minded" folks from Germany, and how quickly and ridiculously it went south.
@RizomaAt and I bought 9 acres of land in Uruguay in 2012, when we were tender 28 year olds. We had long thought "wouldn't it be cool to set up some kind of mini-village on the property with others like us?" We were still in Chicago saving money for the move.
We listed the property on an intentional communities directory and put up a website. We started fielding requests for more information. We had regular meetings with people seeking to move to Uruguay. None amounted to much. Mostly people dreaming.
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15 May
We've got to talk about the future of agriculture. Specifically, what's the vision? And what's likely to succeed in this transitional era?

I argue that we need to start at the smallest possible scale, lest our inability to solve many complex problems at once take us down.
Others have argued that the family scale farm is somehow inherently racist. We can get into discussions about land access and power, but for the sake of remaking the food system let's try to narrow our scope to the problem at hand: feeding people sustainably.
If feeding people sustainably is our scope, we must be realistic about how this can happen. We need to face the facts that we have lost generations of knowledge on how to produce food outside of industrial ag. Many of us are stumbling around in the dark.
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