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.

Organic Certification Standards for Poultry: An Insider’s Look

Organic Certification Standards for Poultry: An Insider’s Look

Part 10: Beyond the intricacies of the production standards themselves, the story of organic poultry certification also includes one of the more fascinating sagas in the relationship between the organic community, the agribusiness establishment and the federal government.

Organic Agriculture and Organic Certification: Not So Ying and Yang

Organic Agriculture and Organic Certification: Not So Ying and Yang

Part 9: This installment in our history of organic agriculture will explore the challenges and contradictions of setting livestock standards using the scandalous abuse of the requirements for pasture to illustrate the very real limitations of organic certification.