Posts Tagged ‘gardening’

Time for a Crop Swap

Time for a Crop Swap

Another kind of food swap exists – it’s one I think many communities could easily embrace: a crop swap!

Harvesting Green Beans (video)

Harvesting Green Beans (video)

More people are growing their own food this year, many for the first time. Growing and harvesting green beans as we see in the video is one of the easier backyard foods to grow and manage.

Alan Kapuler: Open Pollinated Public Domain Plant Breeder (video)

Alan Kapuler: Open Pollinated Public Domain Plant Breeder (video)

This is the third of an ongoing series with Dr. Alan Kapuler, founder of Peace Seeds, and former co-founder and research director for Seeds of Change. He currently resides in Corvallis, Oregon where he continues his research projects, and maintains his remarkable organic seed catalog. We live in a hyper-competitive era where often the model […]

Naomi’s Organic Farm Supply Hoping to Stay in Neighborhood

Naomi’s Organic Farm Supply Hoping to Stay in Neighborhood

May 16, 2011 In many urban areas people are beginning to grow their own food, raise chickens, and start an apiary. In more rural areas, or suburban fringes, you might go to your local feed store to get necessary supplies or advice to help you along. But what about in a metropolitan setting? Most national […]

Who’s a ‘Real Farmer’?

Who’s a ‘Real Farmer’?

March 03, 2011 This question has popped up on occasion when trying to define certain subjects in the past such as ‘backyard gardening’ or ‘urban farming’. Is it farming or is it gardening? What defines the difference? Representative Nancy Smith (Maine) is a farmer, in the traditional sense of the word, and she has something […]