Heifer International

Heifer International's mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the Earth.

It all started with a cow.

Moved by the plight of orphans and refugees of the Spanish Civil War as he ladled out meager rations of powdered milk, Dan West, an Indiana farmer, volunteer relief worker and Church of the Brethren member, grasped that the people needed "a cow, not a cup"—cows that could produce milk so families would not have to depend on temporary aid. From that simple idea, Heifer International was born. (more…)

Starkville Homemade Holiday Bazaar

Join us at the Mississippi Modern Homestead Center Saturday, December 15th from 9am-12pm  for home and handmade gifts this season from the local, Starkville area. Get out of the retail stores and keep money in our community by supporting local artists. Grab a cup of hot cider in the kitchen and shop for something special for those you love.  We'll have all kinds of arts, crafts, and specially prepared food items to chose from as gifts.  (more…)

It’s Fair Tuesday; Support Fair Trade Today

It is the first Fair Tuesday, set up as a response to Black Friday and Cyber Monday by Global Goods Partners. Fair Trade was founded to help level the playing field for small co-operatives; farmers are paid a premium price that is used for " education, health care, environment, business management, quality improvement or productivity." (more…)