Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Vandana Shiva: Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Forest

The war against the Earth began with this idea of separateness. Its contemporary seeds were sown when the living Earth was transformed into dead matter to facilitate the industrial revolution. Monocultures replaced diversity. “Raw materials” and “dead matter” replaced a vibrant Earth.

May 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Leah Penniman: By Reconnecting With Soil, We Heal the Planet and Ourselves

Enslavement and sharecropping cannot erase thousands of years of Black people’s sacred relationship with the land.

February 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Helena Norberg-Hodge: Unlike a Globalized Food System, Local Food Won’t Destroy the Environment

Our food system is linked to an economic system that is fundamentally biased against what’s good for people and the planet. If you’re seeking some good news during these troubled … Continue reading

December 13, 2018 · 1 Comment

Christian Kroll: Agriculture is broken, but we can fix it

I remember cycling past corn fields on my way to school. What ten-year-old me didn’t realise, of course, is that the huge machines and the beautiful, tidy monotony of the … Continue reading

October 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: Look & See — A Portrait of Wendell Berry (Trailer)

.   LOOK & SEE revolves around the divergent stories of several residents of Henry County, Kentucky who each face difficult choices that will dramatically reshape their relationship with the … Continue reading

March 25, 2018 · 2 Comments

Frances Moore Lappé: Farming for a Small Planet

How we grow food determines who can eat and who cannot—no matter how much we produce. People yearn for alternatives to industrial agriculture, but they are worried. They see large-scale … Continue reading

January 17, 2018 · 3 Comments

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