Darby Minow Smith

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This tool-lending library brings the sharing economy out of the city and onto the farm

Instead of shelling out big bucks for specialized machinery, food producers in Maine can now join a lending library of farm tools.

Should meat be a luxury?

A sustainable meat company wants beef to be a luxury food. But will America buy it?

Watch Werner Herzog and Patton Oswalt battle over big business, climate, lemonade

This hilarious short film has it all.

Faith and fears in Wendell Berry’s Kentucky

What it’s like to drink bourbon with one of America’s most respected writers -- and to meet the farming community that surrounds him.

Watch kids deliver congressional climate deniers’ greatest hits

In this video, actual kids read actual Rand Paul and Michelle Bachmann quotes.

If you want to destroy his sweaters

Watch this adorable scientist explain climate change with Cosby sweaters

The cute climate scientist will stop at nothing to fight climate change denial.

Watch Naomi Klein shred capitalism on the Colbert Report

Author Naomi Klein took free markets to task on Tuesday night's Colbert Report.

These adorable car ideas from kids will make your day

Forget the electric car. The Robo-Squid Hydropower Rescue Car is the best thing on four tentacles.

South African kids try to reconcile back-to-the-land with big-city dreams

This beautiful video shows reconnecting with the land isn't strictly an American concept.