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July 12, 2014

 

kohlrabi

Maureen Ogle, Feed The Future, Kohlrabi With Papaya

How did we get here? Maureen Ogle gives us a history of U.S. meat production. Papaya plus kohlrabi in a salad. Universities work to alleviate world hunger.

February 26, 2014

Losing Ground 

Water washing soil from a farmer's field

USDA Highly Underestimating Farmland Erosion

New research indicates that soil is eroding from farms much faster than previously thought.

October 21, 2013

Giving Trees 

plastic tree guards around young tree trunks

Give Your Garden The Gift Of Fruit Trees

It's late fall in the orchard. Not only are volunteers preparing the plants for winter, but new fruit trees are also ready to go in the ground.

August 10, 2013

Grow Me, Cook Me 

bag of cherry tomatoes

Cook Your Garden, Nut Brittle, Reviving Soil

Two types of candy today: Nut brittle satisfies your sweet tooth and cherry tomatoes are the candy of the garden. More ideas for using your garden's bounty.

August 9, 2013

Feed The Soil 

holistic-grazing-burnidge-andrews

Can Planned Grazing Revive Grassland Soil?

Conventional wisdom tells you, if ranchland ground has less grass, the problem is too many cows. But that’s not always the case.

August 5, 2013

 

prairie-soil-Watkins-pond

Prairie Plants Help Restore Farmland Soil

Farmers feel the pressure of feeding a growing global population and protecting the soil necessary to do that—all while operating a viable business.

August 3, 2013

Farm Stories 

kissing chickens

From Layers To Stewing Hens, Starting A Home Food Business

It took 4 organizations and several hard workers to get hens from the farm to the shelves of hunger organizations. And, how to start a home-based food business.

May 15, 2012

Labor Of Love 

garden beds

Dandy Beginnings At A New Cooperative

Dandelion Village begins clearing, planting and construction on a new eco-minded cooperative.

November 17, 2011

Green Thumb 

Ferrol Johnson kneels by his garden

Ask A Gardener: Prepping The Soil For Next Year’s Tomatoes

Ferrol Johnson doesn’t mince words when talking about the difficulties of growing food in clay soil. He offers tips for being successful next spring.

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.

October 9, 2011

Green Thumb 

baby broccoli plant

Beginners Guide To Gardening: Crop Rotation

Crop rotation is a practice that has been around for centuries with proven benefits. Best of all, it requires no chemical fertilizers or pesticides!

June 12, 2011

Green Thumb 

worms in dirt with newspaper

Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: Recycling In The Garden

Can you think of a better lifestyle than living at one with your environment from start to finish?

May 20, 2011

Sustainable Gardening 

two hogs next to their shed

Using What You’ve Got: Permaculture And Rain Barrels

Three farmers use what they've got to water their garden, rebuild their soil, and transform a wilderness plot into a homestead.

April 3, 2011

Green Thumb 

Building Raised Beds, Two Pictures

Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: How To Get Started

What vegetables should I plant? How much sun should the garden get? Should I construct raised beds? Some advice for all the first-time gardeners out there.

March 27, 2011

Build Your Garden 

assembly 2

DIY Compost Bins: The Cure For The Common Cold (Snap)

Shake off the not-quite-warm-enough blues, throw on a couple of layers, and get your heaps in order because planting season is just around the corner.

August 2, 2010

Factory Farming 

righteous porkchop book cover and nicolette hahn niman

Nicolette Hahn Niman: Pigs Living Naturally, Meat In The City

The first part of a three part series, Nicolette Hahn Niman talks about growing up in the midwest and the treatment of pigs in industrial farming operations.

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