September 08, 2011 Here I am working on replacing my lawn with edibles and along comes this nifty idea: a front yard chicken coop. But wait, it’s designed to improve my front lawn as the chickens feed, forage, scratch, and fertilize the ground. Can I have a lawn and grow food too? It’s a solar […]
Michael Paine is a rare breed for becoming a new farmer: no prior farming experience, and he’s young.
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.
New Orleans may not be known for its healthy food habits, but thats about to change.
March 21, 2011 Through the organization Common Vision, a band of 20-30 people (aka, the Fruit Tree crew) are making a tour of California in the “world’s largest vegetable oil-powered caravan” to visit various schools and communities to plant, perform, and paint (the 3 P’s). According to their schedule, first stop was in Castro Valley, […]
March 15, 2011 As people flock to their local farmers market and discover the taste and freshness of locally grown fresh food, many decide that they want to grow some of that goodness too. Vanessa Barrington, of EcoSalon, wonders if urban farming is the next big ‘thing’ – not to just grow food for yourself, […]
Horticulturist Lon Rombough takes us through his steps for grafting cuttings from fruit trees to other trees.
March 04, 2011 Another great film by Portland-based filmmaker Taggart Siegel is about to hit the screen nationwide and Canada, starting today in 5 cities. Following on the heels of his widely acclaimed film, The Real Dirt on Farmer John, Siegel began working on Queen of the Sun in 2006. Documenting several beekeepers throughout the […]
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 […]
February 17, 2011 There are many people behind the scenes who quietly go about growing/producing wholesome food and doing what they believe in everyday. Daniel Tucker, Amy Franceschini, and Anne Hamersky wanted to meet and talk to some of these people so spent the summer of 2009 traveling around the country to visit 20 different […]