The thermal banking technology that Steven Schwen uses in his innovative greenhouse applies not only to conservation of heat, but to cold storage and refrigeration.
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Minnesota farmer Steven Schwen has built an innovative thermal banking greenhouse that allows him to extend his growing season and also reduce his on-farm energy costs.
Reporting from the field: These past few days we’ve been spending time in Oak Center, Minnesota (located about 25 miles north of Rochester), with a really great organic farmer, Steven Schwen, of Earthen Path Organic Farm. Challenged by the cold Midwest winters, Steven pondered how to warm up his planting beds. What evolved was a […]
Even though we don’t quite trust the weather yet, we’ve already planted some starts.
This is an instruction set how to build your own food garden cold frame based upon a roughly 8 foot by 6 food raised garden bed.
Janice Greg from the Oregon State University Extension Service shares her knowledge on food storage of staple items over the winter season.
Farmers markets are growing robustly throughout the country.This farmer attests to that.
Farmer Vicki Hertel knows her pumpkins. She offers great information about how to cook them, bake with them and also shares a winter squash recipe.
Fill Your Pantry, an annual post-harvest event seeks to establish a regional food economy that benefits Willamette Valley farmers, consumers, and the local community.
Food.Farmer.Earth newsletter: Staple Foods—A visit to a Fill Your Pantry event where eaters can buy staple foods in bulk direct from farmers. A chef video demonstrates how to make black-eyed peas and cornbread, the weekly roundup of interesting content from around the web, and more…
Food insecurity, the ability of a person (or family) to access the requisite amount of food (not junk food) on a daily basis, continues to be a crisis for many Americans.
Food Farmer Earth newsletter: Chef Kathryn Yeomans demonstrates how to can bread and butter pickles. We visit Sweet Creek Foods where they process pickles, jams, tomatoes, salsa and tuna. The Weekly Roundup, and more.
In Oregon alone, 20 regional food banks, and 950 local agencies are involved in distributing food to those in need. And, it’s not nearly enough. 25% of the state’s populace are receiving food stamps, and many of those are children.
From February 15 through March 15, 2010, the Blog For Food Campaign, a coordinated effort of participating Oregon bloggers, seeks to help Oregon Food Bank (OFB) raise funds to address the rising (and alarming) levels of hunger and food insecurity in the state. Sadly, Oregon has joined the ranks of four other states (Mississippi, Maine, […]
We would do well to listen to what Rachel Bristol, longtime CEO of the Portland Food Bank has to say on the subject of poverty and food insecurity in the U.S.
I am very excited to be participating two wonderful programs offered by The Oregon Food Bank this summer. I’ll be volunteering as a mentor for the Cultivating Community program.
We passed a public chili cook-off to benefit the Oregon Food Bank. Ever the intrepid journalist, Rebecca decided to stop, and investigate further.
The SARE & Cooking Up a Story Project Featuring Some of the Top Sustainable Farming Practices in the Country-2009/2010 The following videos have been produced in partnership with Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) to showcase some of the top sustainable farming practices taking place across our nation. The farmers who were chosen as part of this […]
In Part 2 of the TwoJunes 3-part series on The Sustainable Food Movement’s Dirty Little Secret, they delve more into the realities of the working poor.
November 30, 2010 For children living in poverty and going to school in central and northeast Missouri, there is something to look forward to at the end of the week…their buddy pack. Nondescript backpacks are filled at the local food bank with food and snacks by volunteers. The program started just 5 years ago in […]