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Interest in Small Farms Grows

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, […]

Ripe raspberry on vine

En Santé Organic Winery and Meadery

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 – […]

Organic Foods: Your Backyard Farmer

Organic Foods: Backyard Agriculture (video)

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 know-how to do it for themselves.