Posts By Fred Gerendasy

Dan Imhoff Talks About Farm Bill 2012 in Seattle

Dan Imhoff Talks About Farm Bill 2012 in Seattle

March 16, 2011 A couple of weeks ago author and publisher Dan Imhoff spoke at the University of Washington about the upcoming Farm Bill. Imhoff had published Food Fight: The Citizen’s Guide to the Food and Farm Bill in 2007, which is an excellent resource to help anyone understand this complex piece of legislation. “The […]

Urban Farming Gains Ground

Urban Farming Gains Ground

March 15, 2011 As people flock to their local farmers market and discover the taste and freshness of locally grown fresh food, many decide that they want to grow some of that goodness too. Vanessa Barrington, of EcoSalon, wonders if urban farming is the next big ‘thing’ – not to just grow food for yourself, […]

Interest in Small Farms Grows

Interest in Small Farms Grows

March 10, 2011 As the season begins to change to Spring, I’ve noticed a lot more attention being paid to the small farmer. Last week the New York Times ran a piece on the growing interest of small farming with 20-30 year olds. “Garry Stephenson, coordinator of the Small Farms Program at Oregon State University, […]

“Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?” Begins International Tour

“Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?” Begins International Tour

March 04, 2011 Another great film by Portland-based filmmaker Taggart Siegel is about to hit the screen nationwide and Canada, starting today in 5 cities. Following on the heels of his widely acclaimed film, The Real Dirt on Farmer John, Siegel began working on Queen of the Sun in 2006. Documenting several beekeepers throughout the […]

Who’s a ‘Real Farmer’?

Who’s a ‘Real Farmer’?

March 03, 2011 This question has popped up on occasion when trying to define certain subjects in the past such as ‘backyard gardening’ or ‘urban farming’. Is it farming or is it gardening? What defines the difference? Representative Nancy Smith (Maine) is a farmer, in the traditional sense of the word, and she has something […]