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.
Laura Masterson describes her sustainable farm that is supported by Community Supported Agriculture memberships.
A simple idea led two women into a thriving new business. Creating backyard mini-farms for homeowners who want their own fresh herbs and vegetables, but lack the time or resources to do it for themselves.