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.
For the backyard gardener and small farmer who wants to grow a variety of food crops with a focus on urban agriculture
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.