Understanding the Wisdom of Rachel Carson

Understanding the Wisdom of Rachel Carson

For better and for worse, the popular understanding of organic agriculture in America is inseparable from the environmental and human health risks associated with pesticides.

Dry Beans: Toiling in the Fields

Dry Beans: Toiling in the Fields

Dry beans have been cultivated by all the agricultural tribes of this nation and were quickly adopted by European colonists and spread to other regions of the world.

The History of Organic Agriculture: Final Installment

The History of Organic Agriculture: Final Installment

Part 11: I couldn’t resist this title for the concluding chapter in our history of organic agriculture. This lyric from the rambunctious odyssey of the Grateful Dead also conveys the myriad twists and turns that have carried organic agriculture from the countercultural fringe to the White House garden and shelves of Walmart.

How Modern Flour Made Local Grist Mills Disappear

How Modern Flour Made Local Grist Mills Disappear

Tom Henrich, volunteer miller at the historic Cedar Creek Grist Mill museum, a working hydro-powered mill near Woodland, Washington talks about what led to the demise of these mills in the early 1900′s.

Beautiful Corn: Soon the Snow Flies

Beautiful Corn: Soon the Snow Flies

Beautiful Corn is a ‘how-to’ from planting to eating. I provide a practicum of corn growing from seed selection through seed production, based on my experience as a farmer and gardener.