When Chris Mascelli’s newly purchased home in Jamestown burned down in 2008 during a random act of arson, he didn’t move away or even get angry. Instead, he looked at his empty, ash-covered lot and imagined it as a thriving urban farm.
When Sam Van Aken was confronted with the decision of whether to remain in his family business or to branch out, he found he was able to do both.
Just as white settlers displaced, divided and exploited many native groups in their expansion across the West, they conceptually and practically split up the West’s natural resources, said water and energy policy analyst Cynthia J. Truelove on Tuesday in the Amphitheater.
In the last 50 years, the world’s population has doubled. The economy, when adjusted for inflation, has grown sevenfold.
There is no silver bullet that can fix the world’s food problems, Jonathan Foley said — but a spray of silver buckshot could do the trick.
Kreable Young | Staff Photographer Pamela C. Ronald, author of Tomorrow’s Table, delivers her morning lecture at the Amphitheater on…
In 1968, CBS Reports showed a documentary called “Hunger in America.” The film illustrated the face of late ’60s poverty: uneducated, unemployed men and women raising skinny-legged kids in run-down shacks. Senior citizens and children were the worst affected. One in 20 Americans at the time struggled with hunger, a figure just above the unemployment rate.
Hunger in the United States looks different than anywhere else in the world, according to National Geographic photographer Amy Toensing.
Dennis Dimick and Jim Richardson were both raised on small farms — Dimick in Oregon, and Richardson in Kansas — and grew up alongside wheat, corn and livestock. But, on the cusp of the Green Revolution, change was in the air.
Recognize the youngsters and accept that they know stuff. Such is the voice of progressive educator Gary Moore, professor at North Carolina State University and president of the Association for Career and Technical Education.
At 3:30 p.m. today in the Hall of Christ, he will give a lecture titled “Suffer the Little Children: How Boys’ Corn Clubs and Girls’ Tomato Clubs Changed Rural America.”
And it really is all about kids, and learning and doing. The early 20th century was in many ways a dismal time for rural America. People were isolated. The work was difficult. There were few recreational activities — even as “leisure time” was something of a buzz phrase for urban, industrialized workers.