Parts of a Whole

Parts of a Whole is an online publication that investigates the complex bedrock of agriculture’s vast systems. Since the agricultural revolution in circa 10,000 BCE, agriculture has been an intersection of humans and nature. The history of agriculture is fraught with destruction and exploitation but farming has the potential to provide a different future—one of regeneration and healing. A closer look at our agricultural system reveals intricate socio-environmental, cultural, and economic relationships; Parts of a Whole pursues these, attempting to shed light on the interconnectedness of life on Earth.

  • Open Access Illustration
    April 5, 2017
    The Open Source Ethos
    Illustration by Freya Yost Open access is an ancient public good. Western discourse around open access has largely been restri...
  • Farmer-led Documentation
    January 19, 2017
    Participating in Change: Farmer-Led Documentation
    Equitable change—the type that represents real and lasting solutions for all those involved—requires high levels of collaborati...
  • Cuba's Farming Transformation
    December 12, 2016
    Reliance to Revolution: Cuba's farmer-led transfor...
    Revolution is often portrayed as an idea that’s better when shouted, spray painted on a wall, or driven by anger, fear, or a ne...
  • Agroecology
    November 17, 2016
    Parts of a Whole: Mapping a global agriculture
    The world today is on a dangerous path. One that leads nowhere pleasant for all of our globe’s denizens, be they terrestr...