Fast-tracking nature’s design solutions to foster sustainability breakthroughs with the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge.Far up in the Andes mountain range, where the climate is harsh and unforgiving, ancient plants are paving the way for new species to survive and thrive. These plants have been playing this beneficial role for centuries. But more recently, thanks to … Continue Reading ››
This article on UDC's food system work was originally posted on FuturePerfect.
The University of the District of Columbia is leading the charge in transforming the food system in a city challenged with high levels of poverty, obesity, and population growth.“Nature will be just fine. The question is whether it’ll be just fine … Continue Reading ››
On World Day to Combat Desertification (June 17), explore how agriculture has contributed to desertification, how it can help reverse this trend, and what you can do right now.Eight decades have passed since “black blizzards”—massive dust storms—blocked sunlight and smothered people, animals, and vegetation in the American Great Plains. Due in large part to … Continue Reading ››
What happens when you take six young Americans and move them back in with their parents to farm their parents’ yards or neighborhood greenspace? Do these young yardfarmers grow sustainable food, new local economic opportunities for their communities, and a heightened level of family togetherness? Or do they do … Continue Reading ››