Here's a link to a New York Times editorial today about the benefits of micro-plots of land to the rural poor in developing nations, and about the NGO Landesa.
One way to begin to manage the very large scale social change that would be required by a move to a low-carbon, low- or zero-growth economy would be to reconsider rural life and rural land use, expanding the role of rural community and local, decentralized food and energy production.
This is of course something your author practices for real on our own Womerlippi Farm, producing lamb, pork, eggs, most of our own vegetables, fleece and firewood.
For which today, we're very thankful for.
We're going to eat some home-grown food with friends and take a walk in the woods.