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Abbey Home Farm: The ethos of sustainability

There are many inspiring examples of how to do things better but few match up to Abbey Home Farm, located outside Cirencester in the Cotswolds.

What Truly Is Progress In Farming

But if big farms become obsolete, the world would end according to current economic theory. Is that true?

Thomas Farm: Trailblazing the Organic Movement

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 …

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.

Ur-ganic: An Alpine Township Considers Banning Pesticides

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?

Going Soil-Friendly

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.

"Pollinators of Native Plants" is a Great Resource for Creating Pollinator Habitat

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.

Think You Know What a Farmer Looks Like? Think Again.

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.

A School Trip to...Tesco

My four year old daughter recently arrived home carrying a paper Tesco bag.

Earthworms Detoxify Pesticides From Soil at Significant Cost

Earthworms that make their home in contaminated soil do so at a significant cost, according to French and Danish researchers.

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