Gaia University Blog

Coal production is gradually leaving Appalachia—having already extracted much of the region's natural wealth. Local people are figuring out how to build a new economy based on shared vision and community knowledge. If transition can happen here, it can change the debate everywhere, writes Laura Flanders in Yes! Magazine.
Phil Moore, writing in Permaculture Magazine, interviews the video travellers, Común Tierra, who have been discovering grassroots permaculture communities and eco-villages all over Latin America.
Women’s rights has got its mojo back – and not a minute too soon. Hazel Healy takes stock of the challenges ahead in the New Internationalist Magazine.
Research demonstrates for the first time the knock-on effects to other species of class of insecticides known to harm bees writes Damian Carrington.
Monsanto is buying up heirloom seed companies and trademarks. Maddy Harland of Permaculture Magazine discovers who is buying what and how to avoid Monsanto. She explores why what we buy can be a form of positive activism.
MSc Associate, Nicole Vosper, has organised a Soil Summer School, offering learners the chance to understand the soil food web, how to care for soils, making compost, plant teas, mulching and more. There will also be a session on the politics of soils and why they are eroding around the world.
Judges Push Back Against the South’s Privatization Wave, writes Daniel Ross.
In an extraordinary coup, farmers' unions and the UK government have torpedoed the European soil framework directive, writes George Monbiot.
Two teenagers from Eugene, Kelsey Juliana and Olivia Chernaik, filed the climate change lawsuit against Governor Kitzhaber and the State of Oregon for failing to protect essential natural resources, including the atmosphere, state waters, and coast lines, as required under the public trust doctrine.
Access to farmland persists as the top challenge faced by new farmers. Young Farmer Organisation, Greenhorns, have produced a handy guidebook.