Welcome to Shasta Commons

Farmageddon

Americans' right to access fresh, healthy foods of their choice is under attack. 'Farmageddon' tells the story of small, family farms that were providing safe, healthy foods to their communities and were forced to stop, sometimes through violent action, by agents of misguided government bureaucracies, seeking to figure out why.

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Eat Locally

The dramatic expansion of industrial agriculture (ie, factory farming) has made it increasingly difficult for small family farmers in the U.S to stay in business. Instead, the food industry has become dominated by a handful of giant corporations which benefit from government policies that favor large-scale production.

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Sustainability in School

Let's assume, for the sake of discussion, that Peak Oil is a fact. Let's also assume that the current recession is poised to deepen.

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Our vision is to create a resilient, sustainable community in harmony with nature, where the majority of our basic needs are supplied locally
 

Food Independence Begins With Seed Saving

For thousands of years farmers have been developing, planting and harvesting their own seed. Some of this seed that originated in the Old Country followed the paths of family farmers for generations.

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ShastaCommons is published by the:
Mount Shasta
Free Press

Contact us at:
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Creativity, resiliency,
respect for Earth and harmony with nature