Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Niaz Dorry: Rural America Is Reeling. What’s the Remedy?

While the U.S. government has prioritized the bailout of Wall Street with public monies, it has marginalized distressed rural communities and failed to provide the necessary funds, expertise and assistance to help revitalize them.

April 2, 2019 · 1 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

Doug Anderson: You in the Mercedes

You in the Mercedes with a phone clamped to your ear honking at the farmer who’s had the temerity to drive a tractor, slowly, in a no-passing zone, in front … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · 3 Comments

UN Report: Small-scale organic farming is the only way the world can feed itself

Farming in rich and poor nations alike should shift from monoculture towards greater varieties of crops, reduced use of fertilizers and other inputs, greater support for small-scale farmers, and more … Continue reading

August 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

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