part 1 – An avid gardener and backyard farmer, seed harvesting and seed saving is important to Donna Smith.
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.
King Corn filmmakers, Curt Ellis and Ian Cheney, have come together to create another film about how do we grow fresh, local food in urban environments.
CUpS recently spent the day filming at Naomi’s Organic Farm Supply for an upcoming DVD series, and had the good fortune to get to know the co-founder of the company, Naomi Montacre, an expert on raising egg laying chickens in urban environments. It’s incredible the amount of information that Naomi possesses at her finger tips, […]
In this Growing Fresh Food video, OSU Master Gardener Jen Aron talks about how to grow and care for potatoes.
Part of the reason pesticides are widely used in agriculture comes down to the general preferences of the average American consumer. Farmer Don, a local Portland farmer who grows and sells a variety of fresh foods explains the fussiness some people exhibit toward fruits and vegetables—they won’t buy if something is blemished or has any […]
An unusual situation resulted in a community coming together to care for a flock of chickens.
January 8, 2010 A Farm Foundation Roundtable discussion took place today. Michael Dimock, of Roots of Change (ROC) was present, offering “ten basic building blocks” for a new social contract. Dimock goes on to say, ” I am a realist who looks at the past and says we can, we will, and we must change […]
As I drive across this quiet stretch of river on the small, two-lane bridge to Sauvie Island, leaving for now the city of Portland not so far behind, I want to write the story of Red Truck Farm, a 1/2-acre vegetable and dry bean farm dedicated to growing organic food for the local community. I […]
Fall is in full swing and Winter isn’t far beyond, I’ve been enjoying local apples, squash and weekly pots of soup. While this time of year usually encourages folks to slow down a bit I hardly have a moment to myself but was thrilled when I was able to recently carve out a little time […]