The Unconventional Harvest: Conventional Dairy Farmer Art Thelen

The Unconventional Harvest: Conventional Dairy Farmer Art Thelen

Art Thelin has worked on a Wisconsin dairy farm just outside the town of LaFarge since before he could read or write. Dairy farming is in his blood. Excerpt 8.

The Unconventional Harvest: Tantré Farm

The Unconventional Harvest: Tantré Farm

Riding in the hot July sun I could smell basil more than a quarter mile from Tantré Farm. Excerpt 7.

Up In Smoke: Central America Rainforest Slash and Burn Practices (video)

Up In Smoke: Central America Rainforest Slash and Burn Practices (video)

Hope for progress on slash-and-burn farming Slash-and-burn subsistence agriculture has fed millions of families over past centuries; today it maintains their descendants in poverty; and its widespread failure is an underlying cause of rural-urban migration in the tropics. The consumptive process by which forest cover is converted to invasive grassland, over vast swathes of former […]

Mushroom Farming (video)

Mushroom Farming (video)

Carole Anne and Curly are Arkansas transplants (they both hail from the east coast), brilliant musicians and amazing mushroom farmers. Their hippie roots brought them “back to the land” and to the magnificent Ozarks. They’ve been farming now for over 20 years, and know the shiitake like they know their three children. Their farm is […]

The Unconventional Harvest: An Urban Oasis for Food

The Unconventional Harvest: An Urban Oasis for Food

I wanted to get a close look at food production within the city limits. Urban- and community-based farming is growing in popularity at an exceptional rate. Excerpt 6.