When you dig into the the realities of our food system, you find truths you don’t want to know. Such is the case with farmworkers’ conditions.
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Housing developments for locavores? It makes a lot of sense. I recently heard a piece on NPR about Agriburbs, housing developments that focus on local food production for residents. Agriburbia, is a movement, but the name has also been adopted by a developer out of Golden, Colorado, TSR Group. They own the website Agriburbia.com which […]
Nearly 900 million people go to bed hungry, and we need the 500 million family farmers around the globe to help. Family farms are more important than ever.
Getting the most out of food is always a worthwhile goal, whether you’re buying it in bulk at a big warehouse or growing your own in a backyard microfarm. One way to get more use out of inedible food waste is to use it for composting- and the article below, reprinted from EDB’s sister site, […]
I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I had no idea what made ‘heirloom’ seeds special (I just thought they were fancy tomatoes). It turns out, most of the commercially available seeds sold at big box hardware and grocery stores are infertile. They’re designed to be infertile so that you – budding farmer that you are – won’t be able to breed your own seeds and grow your own farm. That’s where heirloom seeds come in!
Looking for Something New to Add to Your Garden? Why Not Rabbits? They require very little space and energy, and breed like, well- rabbits! Find out more.
Let’s take a look at some of the highlights from the Animal Rights 2012 National Conference.
Recap of the National Animal Rights Conference presented with mixed feelings, but also with the understanding that a mixed bag is okay too.
Funding a farm – new or old – can be a challenge. There are lots of funding opportunities out there if you know where to look. Here are a few.
Since 1981, animal rights activists have gathered to share ideas and discuss animal rights issues from factory farming to eating vegan. This year’s Animal Rights Conference in DC is going to be a doozy!
One of the most engaging people that I met during last week’s EcoFarm tour was Ronald Donkervoort, the proprietor of Windmill Farm in Moss Landing. He leases his farmland, a small organic production that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. I have never seen such beautiful and healthy looking produce growing in the field. Walking through the […]
As part of the EcoFarm Conference last week, I had the opportunity to see several local organic farms. The tour was led by Amigo Cantisano, and it included visits to four nearby farms. Cantisano grew up in the region, and as our bus was driving to our various farm destinations, he regaled us with […]
This week I have had the good fortune to attend the 31st annual EcoFarm Conference in Pacific Grove, California. On Wednesday we went on a tour of local organic farms, and I have been to a handful of lectures and seminars. Already my head is swimming with information about beneficial nematodes, the rights of farm […]