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Articles About Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions
Over the last few weeks, the News interviewed farmers who raise livestock and grow produce for the local market. They spoke to the joys and challenges of farming, both brought into sharper detail with this season’s stormy weather. This week, the News covers what local organizations are doing to grow the local food movement.
Unless new farming practices are adopted, the world has only 60 years of harvests left, the United Nations announced a few years ago.
The architect and inventor Buckminster Fuller often used a metaphor to illustrate how small targeted actions can move massive systems. Fuller noted that the “trim tab,” a tiny mechanism of a ship’s rudder, can change the ship’s course with a minute movement. At the Agraria Center for Regenerative Agriculture, soil is seen as that “trim tab.”
On the property Community Solutions purchased last year, the 75-year-old local nonprofit wants to model regenerative agriculture as part of its mission to create resilient communities in the face of climate change.
The Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions will host a Spring Equinox Celebration from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, the date for this year’s vernal equinox.
Liken them to lichen. Two local nonprofits, akin to how algae and fungi form that symbiotic organism, are working in mutually beneficial ways to transform the local food and farming scene.
After collecting $75,000 in a single day last November, an effort to raise money for local nonprofit groups is returning to the village for a second year this holiday season.
More than six months after the Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions signed the necessary papers to purchase its new 128-acre property on the western edge of the village, a comprehensive vision for the land is solidifying.
Could local investing be a tool for strengthening the Yellow Springs economy? Community economist Michael Shuman thinks so.
The movement for local has gone international, and two of its ambassadors are among the speakers at this year’s Community Solutions conference, the nonprofit’s 64th.