founded: May, 2006
I began to ramble about why I was here: my quest for better knowledge about the American food system, and modern life that the self-sufficient Amish seem to offer an enviable alternative. Excerpt 4.
Veteran beekeeper Glen Andresen, discusses the basic equipment for beginning beekeepers.
I just had the pleasure of spending a couple days in San Francisco. I went on a walk through one particular neighborhood and could have had lunch: fields of wild fennel, mustard greens, dandelion, nettles and a whole lot more spilled out onto the path. There is a lot of wild and delicious food sprouting […]
Editorial In part 2, Dan Imhoff continues his talk about CAFO’s to a Friends of Family Farmers audience concerned about the health and wellbeing of their communities, and who support the creation of more sustainable, and environmentally healthy alternatives from that of our heavily industrialized, food system. Much of Imhoff’s talk centers around ideas that […]
Nine miles east of Marshfield, Vermont is where I traveled to visit Wellspring Farm. The farm is surrounded by gentle rolling hills and the swift Winooski River. Excerpt 3.
Roger Rainville is plowing ahead on meeting his own energy needs. He produces his own on-farm biodiesel fuel.
Duskwind Farm is a very special place. A farm where chickens and cows, donkeys, sheep, guinea fowl and dogs live in blissful harmony.
The modern day Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) is both a crowning achievement of short-term human scientific prowess, and profound monumental hubris with terrible consequences unfolding now, and yet to unfold.
I had just finished biking 30 miles in the hot summer sun and so I decided it was appropriate to take a quick rest on the dilapidated porch and admire the lush pastures speckled with beautiful dandelions that swayed gently in the cool breeze. Excerpt 2.
In partnership with SARE, CUpS filmed the story of Jeanne Carver, and her century old ranch in Shaniko, Oregon.