Ecological Agriculture

Resilient Food Systems, based in diversity, producing healthy food, economies and ecosystems for all.

Inspired by the Wendell Berry essay, Solving for Pattern, 11th Hour’s Ecological Agriculture program focuses on three programmatic goals: reforming animal agriculture, building regional food systems, and long-term movement building. Our work is guided by the belief that the complex problems facing our food system today require a systems approach to solve them: moving from confined and consolidated animal production to diversified and family owned farms and ranches requires a robust regional food system; and transformation of this magnitude requires long term movement building to build public support for policy change at the local, state, and national level.

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