For chestnut farmer Chris Foster, providing his community high quality, organic chestnuts with lesser impact on the environment is a win-win for everyone.
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 club Know Thy Food brings community, transparency and a far greater sense of empowerment to its members. What do their members think?
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 – […]