The Call of the Fresh Oregon Berry

The Call of the Fresh Oregon Berry

Berry picking is something I’ve been doing since I moved to Oregon. There is something very special about the berries here. Like the grapes for pinot noir, berries like the weather here during the summer months – once it kicks in! Cool nights and hot days. Generally the strawberries come into their full sweetness in […]

The Unconventional Harvest: Melstone, Montana—Population 136

The Unconventional Harvest: Melstone, Montana—Population 136

In a land where people wore jeans, boots, and rancher hats all year round – I stuck out like a sore thumb. And I didn’t give a damn. 10 miles east of Melstone, Montana, a stiff wind barreled into my path. The air was hot – yet it felt fantastic. Excerpt 11.

The Unconventional Harvest: A Large No-Till Organic Farm

The Unconventional Harvest: A Large No-Till Organic Farm

I met Emily Stiegelmeier near Route 12 at the intersection of two long and lonely dirt roads near her 4,000 acre farm. Stiegelmeier, and her family, owns and operates Blue Blanket Organics, an organic farm where they grow spring and winter wheat, flax, rye, barley, and buckwheat. Excerpt 10.

The Unconventional Harvest: New Forest Farm

The Unconventional Harvest: New Forest Farm

What exactly is permaculture? This lingering question led me to Viola, Wisconsin to stay with Mark Shepard, a permaculture expert. Excerpt 9.

Jubilant New Orleans Jazz Urban Agriculture Community (video)

Jubilant New Orleans Jazz Urban Agriculture Community (video)

New Orleans may not be known for its healthy food habits, but thats about to change.