Posts Tagged ‘Growing & Raising Food’

Failure to Cultivate: A Response to Caitlin Flanagan on School Gardens

Failure to Cultivate: A Response to Caitlin Flanagan on School Gardens

Chef Kurt Michael Friese, owner and publisher of Edible Iowa River Valley, writes about the importance of school gardens and what children may learn from doing so.

WWOOF USA: Elm Oyster Inoculation (video)

WWOOF USA: Elm Oyster Inoculation (video)

The Mushroomery in Lebanon, Oregon is where we find owners Dustin and Jen, and a whole house full of WWOOFers.

Red Truck Farm

Red Truck Farm

As I drive across this quiet stretch of river on the small, two-lane bridge to Sauvie Island, leaving for now the city of Portland not so far behind, I want to write the story of Red Truck Farm, a 1/2-acre vegetable and dry bean farm dedicated to growing organic food for the local community. I […]

Manual Fruit Tree Pollination-Dusting-Part 3

Manual Fruit Tree Pollination-Dusting-Part 3

“WWOOF! The Movie” is about a collective of organizations that go by the acronym WWOOF: World-Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. My wife and I have traveled around the globe for the last 5 months and videotaped our experiences within the organizations of France, Japan, Italy, and India. The tentative delivery date for the whole sha-bang […]

Genetic Engineering: Road to Paradise or Paradise Lost?

Genetic Engineering: Road to Paradise or Paradise Lost?

This video from the political advocacy group Greenpeace, provides an overview of the contentious issues of biotechnology (genetic engineering) as it applies to food production. In some ways, biotechnology is the equivalent of the abortion rights issue of the agriculture world. Both sides of the debate hold entrenched views; those in opposition to its use […]