57 (The Average Age of the American Farmer) - If the average age of the American farmer is 57, what happens when they retire? From Edible Schoolyards to Green Collar jobs, young people are learning how to grow their own food, eat healthy and engage with land and community. Learn about terms like “Greenhorns”, “Growing Farmers” and “Horticultural Literacy”.
57 is the average age of US farmers. See what’s next in education and green collar jobs.
Food: deserts, security, sovereignty — terms, culture and politics for feeding the world.
Farming on rooftops and in vacant lots connects urbanites to where their food comes from.
Agriculture depends on water. Find out where our water comes from and how to conserve it.
Land trusts can keep farms afloat when the real estate is worth more than the yield.
GMO labeling advocates want consumers to know about all the ingredients in their food.
When you buy food, you’re buying values, values of those who grow, transport and sell it.
Learn how and why nearly 80% of antibiotics in the U.S. are used on healthy animals.
Sustainability is an ideal rooted in the choices we make as consumers and producers.
Food has characteristics defined by geography and climate. The French have a word for that
Nearly 1/3 of the fish we buy isn’t what the label says. Can we trace their origins?
From feedlots to pastures, learn about cattle farming, grass- and corn-fed beef.
See how unconventional farmers are working with nature, not against it.
Learn the importance of protecting the culture and biodiversity of seeds.
What if you could buy fresh fruit and vegetables each week, grown by a local farmer?
Economies of community help people connect, build and rebuild local food systems.
Learn the difference between whole wheat and white and meet the people preserving grains.
Learn how people are rescuing "ugly" food by composting, redistributing and eating wisely.
What’s more important, that your food is organic or you know who and where it comes from?
True cost accounting helps consumers understand the real cost of the food they buy.
Learn the real story behind such terms as cage free, free range, and pasture raised.
As consumers take increased responsibility for what they eat, many become locavores.
Our earliest descendants were hunter/gatherers who foraged for their food.
About The Lexicon of Sustainability
The Lexicon of Sustainability is based on a simple premise: people can't be expected to live more sustainable lives if they don't even know the most basic terms and principles that define sustainability.
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