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High-Tech Farming

December 27, 2010 Want to grow fresh, local food but live in a densely populated area with no easy access to land? Well, you might consider a growing trend in farming that is indoor and high-tech. Entrepreneurs across the country are using available space – from rooftops to big (empty) warehouses – and creating new […]

Painting of chicken by Clare Carver

Big Table Farm

December 08, 2010 After living on the East Coast and working at an ad agency for several years, artist Clare Carver packed her bags and moved West. One thing or another led her to begin farming 70 acres and making vino with partner (and winemaker) Brian Marcy at Big Table Farm. What is inspirational about […]

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En Santé Organic Winery and Meadery

October 13, 2010 Farming and making wine on the homestead her grandparents established in 1927 in Brosseau, Alberta, Canada, Xina Chrapko from the get-go defines what organic means to her: “Why organic? It’s just because that’s how we’ve always farmed. A little pet peeve of mine is, you hear conventional farming and organic farming – […]

Barn raising, early 1900's

Crop Mob

October 12, 2010 The name ‘crop mob‘ has been compared to the long ago community effort of barn raising: a group of people coming together to help a fellow farmer build a barn. Today, these volunteer hands meet up at a farm and pitch in to do whatever is needed. Barth Anderson, of Fair Food […]