This post delves deeper into how one false impression in particular is fueling the sense of loss behind organic’s mid-life crisis. Specifically, we’ll examine how the exclusion of synthetic materials, which some within the organic community would elevate to a cardinal principle, actually threatens to drive farmers out of certification, if not out of business entirely.
The food buyer’s club Know Thy Food brings community, transparency and a far greater sense of empowerment to its members, What do their members like about it?
Being a mom is really connected to feeding your kids”, says Sarah Gilbert, a stay-at-home working mother referring to the importance of food in raising children.
Anthony Boutard, of Ayers Creek Farm, is not your typical farmer. Trained as a forester, he and his wife, Carol, backed into farming – as he likes to tell it.
Naomi Montacre, co-founder of Naomi’s Organic, shares some of her expert knowledge on raising backyard chickens.
March 10, 2011 As the season begins to change to Spring, I’ve noticed a lot more attention being paid to the small farmer. Last week the New York Times ran a piece on the growing interest of small farming with 20-30 year olds. “Garry Stephenson, coordinator of the Small Farms Program at Oregon State University, [...]
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 – [...]
This Organic Life tells the story of how Joan Dye Gussow began her first garden and her long quest to change the food system.