In case you missed it, Make Change dedicated a week of coverage to the farming and agriculture industry in America. Throughout the series, we mostly talked about ways Americans are rethinking farming and agriculture. We played around with the idea of ditching our 9-5’s in the city to become a farmer, or if we could help save the environment by changing our diet. But mostly, we covered new innovations in the world of agriculture, like the man who’s helping black farmers thrive, rooftop farming in urban areas, and the world’s coolest bean.
How hard could it be to swap your day job in the city for life down on the farm? Hoo boy, here’s what you need to know.
Rancho Gordo’s heirloom beans have a cult following among chefs and foodies. We talk to founder Steve Sando about his biggest culinary fan, how Trump is already making business difficult, GMOs, and when organic doesn’t make sense.
The showdown is here and it’s about being paleo vs. vegan. Both paleo and vegan dieters have made claims that their lifestyle is better for the environment, but does one have an edge? And carbon footprint aside, will either of these diets help you save money?
This Man Has a Surprising Idea to Help Black Farmers Thrive
Julius Tillery doesn’t want to be the youngest black cotton farmer in America forever, but he’s got to convince consumers and his community that a crop long associated with slavery represents a cool new opportunity.
The agriculture industry is a long way from ditching its reliance on diesel, but this is a step in the right direction.
Brooklyn Grange, one of the largest rooftop farms in the world, operates year-round to grow thousands of pounds of produce, educate kids, and try, in their humble way, to develop solutions for a food insecure future.