On April 18, Worldwatch Institute's blog, Nourishing the Planet, published a list of 15 ways agriculture can "promote a healthier environment and a more food-secure future." In honor of Earth Day 2011, we would like to explore these 15 ways and how
Photos and video by Geoff Oliver Bugbee The unity in Heifer communities shows itself in many ways. Camaraderie and joyful greetings of welcome are a part of each meeting. Members blend their voices in song and touch hands in dance and friendship.
Co-written by Brooke Edwards and Maegan Clark Since 1970, Earth Day has been celebrated every year on April 22. Here at Heifer, we believe every day is Earth Day, because our mission is to end hunger and poverty and care for the Earth. In our
How are you celebrating Earth Day? In this clip from the Nourish Video Encyclopedia, author Michael Pollan describes how the simple act of eating offers us an intimate connection with the soil. From supporting local and organic farms to gardening
The greatest sound in the world for Heifer donors and supporters is to hear these words from those we are inspired to help: "There is no hunger here; thank you." It's the soul of Heifer's work and what we all strive for every day. Better yet is
Are you a California educator, parent, or advocate interested in food and sustainability? WorldLink just launched a bold, new initiative called Nourish California, designed to increase food literacy and build healthy communities. The initiative
Tamta Gogoladze, an 8-year-old girl, lives in the village of Khashmi, the Kakheti region of Georgia. She shares the house with her father and mother, a 90-year-old grandmother and two adult brothers. The main activity of the family is selling piglets, but they provide just enough money for buying...
In 1993, Asu's mother died while visiting family in Thailand. Asu crossed from Burma for the funeral, met Yuri and settled in Klon Mai, Thailand. There was little work and little food. "For my labor, I could only earn 25 that a day," said Asu. That's less than a...
With the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Heifer's East African Dairy Development is working to empower 179,000 dairy farmers in Africa double their milk production and develop refrigeration cooperatives so that the farmers can get more milk to market.
Julian Sequiera Gomez and his family have been farming the rocky, volcanic soil of Colama for years, coaxing corn, wheat and beans from the fertile but often dry earth. Before Heifer, heads of households had to leave their homes to seek work in other countries. But now project participants...