March 23, 2010 Do you have a yard that would be perfect for growing food, but have 1. no interest 2. too much for you to handle 3. don’t know where to start? Well, it’s time to connect up over at Hyperlocavore – an online site to bring people together who yardshare in order to […]
Packets of seeds can quickly add up. Learn an easy way to organize them in this short video.
February 08, 2010 If you are a food grower, it’s that time of year, again! Either you’re anxiously awaiting your seed order delivery, or you’re still pondering what will I grow this year. It doesn’t really matter if you only have a few pots on the patio or several beds in the backyard…planning and planting […]
January 17, 2010 In neighborhoods where it has been hard to find fresh produce, a new organization, La Mesa Verde, helps put raised-bed vegetable gardens within reach – just outside their backdoor. “Nobody was going into the homes,” said Raul Lozano, 55, the son of farm workers, whose passion for gardening inspired him to form […]
From growing fresh food to opening minds to new ways of thinking, First Lady Michelle Obama has cultivated something special from the White House Garden.
January 14, 2010 Great visualization: A plot of land, in the middle of downtown Shenzhen, China, that shows people where their food comes from and the importance of agriculture lands…now, and especially in the future. The add-joining map of the vicinity is to scale with the plot. via @inhabitat Go to Original Post…
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 […]
“WWOOF! The Movie” is about a collective of organizations that go by the acronym WWOOF: World-Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. My wife and I have traveled around the globe for the last 5 months and videotaped our experiences within the organizations of France, Japan, Italy, and India. The tentative delivery date for the whole sha-bang […]
This video from the political advocacy group Greenpeace, provides an overview of the contentious issues of biotechnology (genetic engineering) as it applies to food production. In some ways, biotechnology is the equivalent of the abortion rights issue of the agriculture world. Both sides of the debate hold entrenched views. Those in opposition to its use […]
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 […]