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May 16, 2014

 

farmer adam phelps in front of greenhouse

Try, Try Again With Beginning Farmer Adam Phelps

From a deer infestation to exceedingly wet spring weather, Adam Phelps has learned to deal with all sorts of adversity in his first three years of farming.

May 13, 2014

 

Teresa Wiemerslage

Public, Private Partners Key To Local Food Success

Increasingly, farm businesses are starting as operations intended to provide produce for schools and other institutional markets in the local area.

February 21, 2014

Hydroponics 

heads of lettuce for sale at farmers market

Meet A Farmer: Deb McKee Kelly, Good Life Farms

Deb McKee Kelly's table at the Bloomington Winter Farmers Market is stocked with lettuce, arugula and basil she grows on her hydroponics farm.

April 29, 2013

Bright Sun Shiny Day 

'The Chile Woman' Susan Welsand

Chile Farm Runs On The Power Of The Sun

"The Chile Woman" Susan Welsand was able to install a 5.2 kilowatt array of solar panels after a tornado uprooted several old-growth trees on her farm.

February 8, 2013

Roses Are Red 

winter flower bouquets

Local Flowers For Your Sweetheart

Harvest Moon Flower Farm grows blooms 12 months of the year in southern Indiana thanks to a solar greenhouse and two hoop houses.

August 21, 2012

Hot Child In The Country 

the chile lady labels

One Hot Hoosier: The Chile Woman, Susan Welsand

Who needs tropical weather? With the help of a greenhouse, Susan Welsand grows 1,600 varieties of chiles on her farm in Bloomington, Indiana.

March 24, 2012

Know Your Food 

Marcia Veldman of Meadowlark Farm

Meet A Farmer: Marcia Veldman, Meadowlark Farm

Customers visit the Meadowlark Farm table to buy sweet potatoes and leafy greens. Friendly conversations are free of charge.

January 14, 2012

Hot To Hoop 

Stephanie Solomon in the hoop house

Cold Hardy Greens Thrive In Hoop House

In spite of frigid winter temperatures, kale, collard greens, bok choy and salad greens are growing inside the hoop house at the Butler Park Community Garden.

October 15, 2011

Get Your Garden On 

Stephanie Solomon in a field of buckwheat

Building Healthy Soil, Training Young Gardeners

Stephanie Solomon of Mother Hubbard's Cupboard explains how she transformed grassy parkland into two fertile garden plots, one of which is in a hoop house.

December 19, 2010

Local Winter Eats 

red and green salad

Spicy Winter Greens Fresh From The Hoophouse

You can't get any more local than this—winter salad greens grown in our backyard.

October 20, 2010

Climate Change 

Drought

Massive Droughts Coming To In A Country Near You, Summer 2060

A new study warns that prolonged droughts are predicted within the century, which in turn will possibly lethally affect food production, water availability.

August 20, 2010

Local Farms 

organic vegetables and a life organic farm sign at the bloomington farmers market

Community Supported Agriculture At LIFE Certified Organic Farm

LIFE Certified Organic Farms is a family owned farm in Southern Indiana. We asked them about their CSA programs and the variety of heirloom tomatoes they grow.

February 15, 2010

Bread Recipes 

loaf of freshly baked bread

Homemade Bread: The Food Of Love

Forget squishy, industrial loaves, margarine and sugar free jam. In our house, bread, butter and jam are the real deal with sugar and fat.

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