We stand at a critical moment in Earth’s history, a time when humanity must choose its future. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and fragile, the future at once holds great peril and great promise. To move forward we must recognize that in the midst of a magnificent diversity of cultures and life forms we are one human family and one Earth community with a common destiny. We must join together to bring forth a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace. Towards this end, it is imperative that we, the peoples of Earth, declare our responsibility to one Another, to the greater community of life, and to future generations.
The Katuah Journal, a quarterly publication originally entitled Katúah: Bioregional Journal of the Southern Appalachians, devoted its content to the bioregion of Southern Appalachia. With a particular focus on the former Cherokee lands in Western North Carolina, early issues explain the meaning of the Cherokee name, Katúah, and why the editors chose bioregional lense through which to view their subject matter.
Lori Burra and Rich Steinhoff graduated from OGS’s Farm Beginnings® , OGS’ year-long farmer business training program, in 2016. They are the co-owners of Greenheart Gardens, a medicinal herb farm and business in Candler. This is an overview of their operations.
The Greeks have a term for “the right and opportune moment.” Kairos is that place on the precipice of change from which, if we so choose, old assumptions give way to a deeper, more authentic worldview.
The film, “Seed: The Untold Story,” focuses on the rise of industrial agriculture and the effects of commercialism on seed diversity. In this David and Goliath tale, viewers follow the heroes of a worldwide seed saving movement and their mission to ensure our survival on this planet.