It may be hard to imagine a time when the term “organic” was completely unregulated or when farmers markets were not a common sight in most major cities, but this was the agricultural landscape that Jerry and Jean Thomas drove boldly into when they left Los Angeles in their VW bug …
Articles: organic farming (16)
REIT, Drink, and Be Merry: Farmland LP’s Fund Gives Investors, Enviros, and Foodies Something to Cheer About
Farmland LP is an investment fund that buys conventional farmland, converts it to organic using a pasture and crop rotation, and then manages the farmland for an optimal mix of environmental health, food production, and financial returns.
Should agricultural pesticides be banned to protect the health of the residents, the surrounding ecosystem and the integrity of the township's historical agricultural practices?
This is one of the most exciting developments I’ve heard about in a long time. Farmers who want to stop using chemicals can get support in the switch—and stay profitable during the transition.
A whole range of people will find Heather Holm's book useful, from gardeners, organic farmers, and permaculturalists, to garden and landscape designers, as well as those restoring and managing natural areas.
When Lindsey Morris Carpenter was a college student studying art in Philadelphia, she never expected that...she would spend most of her days fixing up tractors, turning piles of manure, and corralling chickens.
My four year old daughter recently arrived home carrying a paper Tesco bag.
Earthworms that make their home in contaminated soil do so at a significant cost, according to French and Danish researchers.
In this essay I’ll present data on the energy intensity of animal- and plant-derived foods and hopefully contribute to a constructive dialog about what we ought to eat and how we ought to be producing it.
Perhaps those for whom the notion of ‘living with climate change’ is most acutely felt are farmers.