Master Gardener Jen Aron talks about the different insectary plants she has in her garden, and the beneficial insects they attract.
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October 04, 2010 The continued dependence on pesticides and chemicals to kill unwanted insects in agriculture fields in China has led to an unhealthy situation. “It’s time to look at alternatives.”, says Dr. Zhao, of Hubei University. Educating farmers about the benefits of many spiders has been key toward finding a balance between pest and […]
Master Gardener Jen Aron talks about her favorite cover crop: buckwheat.
A grape grower wants to grow the best wine grapes that’s possible borrowing from organic and conventional methods.
In this newsletter issue: starting a recreational marijuana business, container gardening, social media and more…
Organic farmer Anthony Boutard, talks his cornfield.
Ann Forsthoefel talks about the learning curve she has experienced developing her small scale aquaponics system of growing food she plans to sell to local markets.
Willamette Valley organic seed breeder, Frank Morton, explains the benefits of open pollination in plant breeding.
Boondockers Farm is a working farm dedicated to protecting rare species of heritage livestock and heirloom vegetable seeds.
LIVE (Low Input Viticulture and Enology) came about when Ted Casteel saw the need for a Sustainable Wine Program for continuing education and certification.
Beautiful Corn is a ‘how-to’ from planting to eating. I provide a practicum of corn growing from seed selection through seed production, based on my experience as a farmer and gardener.
Food.Farmer.Earth Newsletter: Corn has become organic farmer Anthony Boutard’s passion, so much so that he wrote a book about it called “Beautiful Corn: America’s Original Grain from Seed to Plate.” Chef and restaurateur Kelly Myers of Xico, in Portland, Oregon, shows us how to make a quick form of enchiladas she refers to as street style, they are cooked on a grill or stovetop without any baking.
Part 10: Beyond the intricacies of the production standards themselves, the story of organic poultry certification also includes one of the more fascinating sagas in the relationship between the organic community, the agribusiness establishment and the federal government.
This Washington Post conference brought together some of the world’s leading thought leaders, food industry executives, and others for a day long discussion of issues on the future of food.