One of the bedrock tenets for supporters of our industrial agriculture system — monocrop farming, large scale livestock production, reliance upon chemical fertilizers, genetic engineering and pesticides, etc.— how else are we to feed the world?
Encouraged by friends to start their own company, their love of urban farming, and a strong sense of community, led them to open the original Naomi’s Organic Farm Supply where they set up shop for two years, but were forced to close prematurely when they lost their lease…
The screenwriter Rod Serling was a master at portraying the acutely self-conscious angst that drove Americans of the Cold War era to embrace orthodoxy and conformity at the expense of individuality and liberty.
The main purpose of her book is to share stories about woman farmers, sustainable food activists, and others whose important efforts helped change our modern food system.
Organic farmer Steven Schwen plows a different path with a strong connection to the land and sustainable food.
Farmers markets are growing robustly throughout the country.This farmer attests to that.
Part 4: Organic agriculture was becoming pretty big business, considering that the people making it happen had started out with little more than determination. The organic community – meaning the extended family of farmers, certifying agents, natural food merchandisers, environmentalists and consumers – recognized that some harmony and reciprocity between the dozens of regional certification standards was needed to avoid a Tower of Babel.