Informed by a Daffodil

By Edward Espe Brown My friend Sharon told me a story about a friend of hers who had been a nurse for the homeless in Boston and then retired and moved up to Maine. After not working for a couple of years, she got a job distributing medications at a maximum-security prison. In the spring, […]

Elderberry Syrup

By Louise Ayer My friend Priscilla and I have a great fondness for foraging. We love to pick the wild fruits, wine berries, black berries, wild grapes, beach plums, and elderberries. We will drive half an hour to an abandoned train track because Priscilla might have seen a cache of elderberries on a previous drive […]

Earth Video

Video We created this video to show you our vision for the Earth Program and the people involved in making it possible. 

Blackberry Jam

The following is an excerpt from a book about a mother and daughter’s journey through cooking and learning the earth. Blackberries take me right back to my childhood. They stir up memories of summer adventure in oppressive August heat, and my wonderful friend Nicoll. I can still picture exactly where the best blackberries grew near […]

John Liu: Seeking and Finding

John Liu is an advisor to UFP on ecological restoration and regeneration. Since the late 1970s I have been a professional observer of transformational change at a very large scale. My career began as a television producer and cameraman with CBS News covering stories like the Rise of China and the Collapse of the Soviet […]

Purposeful Fire

We’ve started a process of doing controlled burns on our land.  California is allowing for more intentional burning to quell the increasing forest fire trend we’ve been seeing across the state over the past 3 years.  There is also an initiative by those indigenous to the area to see more purposeful burning. There are many […]

New Italian Bees

Today we got 2 new bee boxes. They are an Italian variety, well known for a variety of great traits, such as their gentleness, fertility, reluctance to swarm, zeal for building comb, white honey-cappings, a willingness to enter supers, cleanliness, resistance to disease, and the tendency to collect flower honey rather than honeydew. We put […]