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.
For the backyard gardener and small farmer who wants to grow a variety of food crops with a focus on urban agriculture
Reporting from the Field: Cronin Family Farm, Gettysburg, South Dakota: It’s cold and wet on the plains; winter is just around the corner. Dan Forgey has been growing crops on this 8500 acre farm for 42 years. About 18 years ago he adopted a no-till practice—when a crop is harvested, its stubble is left untouched […]
The Imperial Stock Ranch, which began in 1871, faces a new and serious challenge to its very survival: how to create new markets for its products to compensate for longstanding existing markets that have declined or shifted overseas. Some bold steps were needed to rethink what to do with the wool from the sheep they raise on their 30,000 acre ranch in Eastern Oregon. Their solution? Direct, value-added marketing to yarn retailers and apparel designers.
A video tour of backyard chickens raised in urban environments to produce fresh eggs.
Claire Hope Cummings speaks for the natural world and for a new approach to solving the environmental, social and philosophical problems in our food system.
The Backyard Homestead, edited by Carleen Madigan is the primer you need for turning that boring old backyard into an organic, and sustainable homestead.
Fred Kirschenmann warns us, conventional agriculture, and its heavy dependence upon fossil fuels and water is not the future of agriculture.