|Women lead a farming revolution in Iowa|
Christian Science Monitor - 2/25/2009.Women own nearly half of Iowa’s farmland. But they find they have a common problem: The men they hire to farm their land often don’t treat it with the tender care they expect – and often won’t listen when they complain about it. Women from three counties near Cedar Rapids, Iowa, discovered the shared view in a series of meetings on “Women Caring for the Land.”
|How to survive the coming century|
New Scientist - 2/25/2009.By Gaia Vince – Alligators basking off the English coast; a vast Brazilian desert; the mythical lost cities of Saigon, New Orleans, Venice and Mumbai; and 90 per cent of humanity vanished. Welcome to the world warmed by 4 deg. C [7.2 deg. Fahrenheit]. Clearly this is a vision of the future that no one wants, but it might happen.
|Restaurateurs hope it’ll be a week to remember|
Portland Press Herald - 2/25/2009.By Meredith Goad – Eateries large and small have signed up for Maine's first Restaurant Week, hoping to lure skittish diners to their tables and then keep 'em coming back.
|Weathering the economy cooperatively|
Kennebec Journal - 2/24/2009.By Keith Edwards – AUGUSTA – Co-ops are well-equipped to deal with hard times because members share the burdens and fruits of the business, according to organizers of a Saturday conference on co-ops. The 15th annual Changing Maine conference, this year titled "The Co-op Model: Transition to a Democratic Economy," will focus on how using the co-op business model can help people meet their needs in hard times.