Global Activism: Teaching Yesterday’s Technologies to International Farmers

February 15, 2007

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When you think of a modern farm, you might imagine big tractors and high tech irrigation systems. But in many places, small farmers cannot afford to use such modern apparatuses.

Dick Roosenberg is the founder of Tillers International. They're a farming cooperative that's teaching sustainable agricultural techniques to the world's poor. And they run a historic farm in Michigan where they train people how to farm with oxen and horses, and teach skills like blacksmithing and broom-making. Dick Roosenberg told me how he got interested in working the land with animals.

You can suggest someone you think we should include in the series. The work of Tillers International was suggested by Jeannette Srivastava. She first learned about Tillers International through her friend who volunteers as a board member for the organization.