Jill's View from the Barns


To Know an Elephant

It’s complicated, this holistic, whole-systems thinking. But it is necessary to understanding wicked problems and to begin to try to solve them.  | learn more


The Shape of the World

Why government leadership in broadening the notion of what constitutes human health is so important.  | learn more


Stone Barns at 10

Wrapping up the 10th year at Stone Barns.  | learn more

Jane Black on Food & Ag


Growing a New Organic Standard

Is organic really the best choice? Jane Black examines whether or not "organic" is enough, and where the term is headed.  | learn more


Getting Real About the Food Movement

A look at where the Food Movement sits—how big is it really? How big does it need to be?  | learn more


Crop Insurance to Ensure Diversity

A new federal program levels the playing field for smaller and diversified farmers. Jane Black looks at how.  | learn more



Digging Deeper: Seven Questions with Dr. Daphne Miller

Dr. Daphne Miller, a practicing family physician, author and associate clinical professor at the University of California, San Francisco, envisions health workers and farmers sharing the responsibility for maintaining a resilient, healthy population.
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Digging Deeper: Seven Questions with Claus Meyer

Jane Black interviews culinary entrepreneur Claus Meyer, who is looking for ways to use food to change the world around him.  | learn more


Digging Deeper: Seven Questions with Mary Berry

Jane Black talks with Marry Berry, daughter of Wendell Berry and executive director of the Berry Center, about her family's work to support farmers and conserve farmland.  | learn more