For chestnut farmer Chris Foster, providing his community high quality, organic chestnuts with lesser impact on the environment is a win-win for everyone.
The food club Know Thy Food brings community, transparency and a far greater sense of empowerment to its members. What do their members think?
“Garry Stephenson, coordinator of the Small Farms Program at OSU, said he had not seen so much interest among young people in decades…”
October 13, 2010 Farming and making wine on the homestead her grandparents established in 1927 in Brosseau, Alberta, Canada, Xina Chrapko from the get-go defines what organic means to her: “Why organic? It’s just because that’s how we’ve always farmed. A little pet peeve of mine is, you hear conventional farming and organic farming – […]
Laura Masterson describes her sustainable farm that is supported by Community Supported Agriculture memberships.
A simple idea led two women into a thriving new business. Creating backyard mini-farms for homeowners who want their own fresh herbs and vegetables, but lack the time or know-how to do it for themselves.
This Organic Life tells the story of how Joan Dye Gussow began her first garden and her long quest to change the food system.
Part 7: The NOP itself was responsible the next time the organic community got sand kicked in its face, though once again a grassroots campaign snatched, if not victory, at least the status quo from the jaws of defeat. In the absence of any interest in the organic regulations from the political appointees, the NOP bureaucrats decided to start making and implementing policy pronouncements themselves.
A big reason pesticides are widely used in agriculture comes down to consumer preference. Farmer Don, explains…
January 9, 2010 To help stay on track to eating healthier, Sharon Lehrman offers this list of six suggestions which include Vegetables and Fruits, Dairy Products, Meat and Poultry, Peanut Butter, Catsup, and Baby Food. Added bonus is “The Dirty Dozen” list of highest pesticide residue fruits and vegetables from the Environmental Working Group. Go […]