Getting to the Roots of Change with Sustainable Agriculture

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.

Think You Have What It Takes to Be a Farmer?

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.

They’re Cool, They’re Coveted, They’re…Beans?

Photo via Rancho Gordo

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.

Paleo Vs. Vegan: Does Your Diet Matter?

Art by Eli Miller

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

Image by Black Cotton

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.

John Deere Shows Off Its New, All-Electric Tractor

The agriculture industry is a long way from ditching its reliance on diesel, but this is a step in the right direction.

How to Farm a Frozen Rooftop in Brooklyn

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.