Next Farm Bill Should Strengthen, Not Threaten, Conservation

No farms, no food.

It’s a slogan you might have seen on a bumper sticker somewhere. Substitute “soil” for “farms” and you have a sentiment that’s equally apt. Maintaining our future food security and our health requires us to preserve the quantity and quality of a vital natural resource—the topsoil that we need to grow healthy food. Read More >

SPRAWL: A Six-Letter Word with a Four-Letter Word Connotation

Pastor Christopher Chantelau (Divinity Lutheran Church) tells us that the word “sprawl” has negative connotations in our modern culture. The word is connected with zoning laws, waste, lost farmland, and unnecessary development. Why have we demonized “sprawl?”

This week saw the second study session in a series entitled, Enoughness: How Shall We Live on God’s Earth? Co-hosted by the Center for Livable Future (through the Baltimore Food & Faith Project) and the Institute for Jewish & Christian Studies, the main focus of the conversation was the concept of ownership and property as related to the idea of waste. Read More >