In a proposed Kickstarter project, Wong envisions a “wild farm” model. She will grow 500 sumac trees on 1 acre of preserved farmland, which her farmer neighbor finds unusable.
We show you how to build your own double barrel Compost bin.
Some time ago, I came across an awesome video about how to build your own compost tumbler.
One of the keys to composting is aeration.
As we awaken to the realities in store for us in a future defined by declining net energy, concerns about food security, adequate nutrition, community resilience, and reliable income commonly arise.
Well, here's more information of winter of 2013-2014 in USA for had thought only 40K to 60K cattle died last fall, but now finding out that was only in one state and not counting the others with bad happenings
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ shares how his home was recently searched by police because he is growing vegetables in his bathroom.
School Takes Field Trip to Hemp Plant | West Bend Journal / Thursday, March 22, 1945
A Lubbock farmer planted GMO cottonseed on his farm back in 2005, believing the claims of the biotech industry that it would be cheaper to grow.
"All of the known biological effects of glyphosate -- cytochrome P450 inhibition, disruption of synthesis of aromatic amino acids, chelation of transition metals, and antibacterial action -- contribute to the pathology of celiac disease," the paper
The men poke, prod, and chew the next course with even more vigor: salmon with a relish of red, yellow, and orange bell pepper and a side of broccoli. “The lettuce is my favorite,” Stark says afterward. Fraley concludes that the pepper
One of agricultural biotechnology’s great success stories may become a cautionary tale of how short-sighted mismanagement can squander the benefits of genetic modification.
Every year Tonopah Rob takes a break from the weekly markets to clean up the farm. Winter crops are nearly done and both greenhouses are bursting at the seams with thousands of transplants. It’s time to transition the farm from winter crops into su
This year's federal farm bill contains many subsidies that are an annual tradition. Soybean farmers and fish farms were provided additional federal dollars. Within this years bill lay several significant changes from previous years. Organic farmers
“I’ve never seen a crawfish the size of Glynn Barber’s crawfish, and I’ve never seen a blue crawfish. I have harvested crawfish myself and cooked them and eaten them, and his are spectacular, with probably 10 times the meat of a normal crawfish. ...
The pesticide producers are one of the most powerful industries on the planet, the influence they possess is enormous. You have probably heard that an Elsevier journal has retracted the Seralini study which showed evidence of harm to rats fed a GMO d
Our society is largely built on the idea that science can help us make good, solid decisions. But now we're facing a world so rife with problems caused by the very sciences that were supposed to keep us healthy, safe, and productive, it's quite clear
In today's globally connected economic environment, entire governments can be infiltrated by industry insiders who seek to further their business agenda.
For all of you folks whom have not seen the farm this winter, I suggest you come take a tour and see the beautiful winter crops of lettuce. This year, I’ve planted about 20 different varieties and some of them are my very own crosses. They are so bea
A new study has found that the world's best-selling herbicide is linked to the global rise of celiac disease, gluten intolerance and irritable bowel syndrome.
In current US guidelines, the need for high intake of dairy products is overstated, in part because the requirements for calcium have been overstated. I think one or two servings a day (about 250 to 500 grams of milk) will provide adequate calcium, a
It has been 10 years since the Philippine government approved the country's first genetically modified (GM) crops for commercial cultivation, and its farmers are now far worse off becauseo f it.
Over the past month, the dossiers on two of those suspects got a little thicker. In the January issue of the peer-reviewed journal Ecotoxicology, UK researchers delivered yet more evidence that a widely used pesticide class called neonicotinoids migh
At some point it just becomes a farce.
Transformative changes are needed in our food, agriculture and trade systems in order to increase diversity on farms, reduce our use of fertilizer and other inputs, support small-scale farmers and create strong local food systems.
This past weekend brought several new customers to my farm because their doctors told them they need to eat produce as all natural as possible. Talking with one of my new farm supporters, the words “all natural” was discussed. For years, all natura
Did you know that the U.S. state that produces the most vegetables is going through the worst drought it has ever experienced and that the size of the total U.S. cattle herd is now the smallest that it has been since 1951?
Editor’s Note: One of the key trends we’ve seen over the last ten years is an unabated rise in prices for essential goods that include food, energy and other commodities.
“Growing Cities” is a new documentary film about the rise of urban farming in the United States. When Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette, two young men from Omaha, Nebraska, become disillusioned with the lack of urban farming projects in their hometo
Hemp seed oil provides significant amounts of the more rare ‘super’ polyunsaturated fatty acids, notably gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and stearidonic acid (SDA).