Jon Bansen believes that since he converted his farm over to being organic and sustainable, he’s becomes a much better farmer.
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 – […]
This Organic Life tells the story of how Joan Dye Gussow began her first garden and her long quest to change the food system.
Laura Masterson describes her sustainable farm that is supported by Community Supported Agriculture memberships.
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…
Part 3: Despite a perpetual cold shoulder from the land grant agricultural establishment and the commercial food industry, organic agriculture grew steadily if silently during the 1980s. Each regional farmer group developed its own set of standards that specified the conditions with which a farmer must comply for their farm and the food it produced to be certified, labeled and sold as organic.