Wind-Powered Cargo Ship

04.07.11

Wind-Powered Cargo Ships

It’s been more than a century since large industrial ships relied on wind power to cross the seas. German manufacturer SkySails is hoping to convince more shipping companies to rediscover the power of wind. It’s towing kite…

FARMER- NY Times

03.07.11

NYT: New Generation of Farmers Emerges

There is an emerging generation of farmers that shun industrial, mechanized farming and list punk rock, Karl Marx and the food journalist Michael Pollan as their influences.

03.03.11

Hug Your Farmer: The Real Cost of Better Foods

In the United States, we spend about 9% of our disposable income on our food. Thirty years ago that number was 15%, and seventy years ago that number was more than 25%. Industrial farming and massive distribution networks have lowered…

Steve Jobs

03.02.11

Inspiration: Steve Jobs’ 2005 Commencement at Stanford

Perhaps you’ve seen this before. It’s become something of a tradition amongst Apple bloggers and diehards to repost this speech each year around Steve Jobs’ birthday- late last month, by the way, SJ turned 56. Jobs has said before…

02.23.11

Hug Your Farmer: The Future of How We Eat

At the heart of the good food movement- local foods, innovation in sustainable and community supported farming- are the seeds of an idea that we are what we eat, that in supporting local farmers we're supporting our own health and the strength of our communities. This idea is was fuels people like Tom Stearns, owner of High Mowing Organic Seeds in Wolcott, Vermont. Tom is helping to forge a new model for economic growth in agriculture, and his company is quite literally at the root of the growth of the organic food movement in this country.

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12.14.10

LTT Gift Guide: Darn Tough Socks

Looking for a good stocking stuffer this year? Earlier this year, we reposted an interesting piece in the Burlington Free Press on  Cabot Hosiery Mills, makers of Darn Tough socks. The…

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