As a bountiful harvest empties our fields and gardens, and fills our wheelbarrows and pickup beds with fresh fruits and veggies, growers wonder what to do with the newly vacant space.
In August everyone enjoys eating summer’s garden harvest, especially water and muskmelons. But they are likely spitting those valuable seeds into the trash. Saving seed is a wise economic and environmental choice and it’s easier than you think
The high price of farmland is the most common complaint of new farmers, and with good reason; both crop and pasture land is selling at an all-time high.
If you’re an avid gardener, or hobby farmer, get your seeds started indoors soon. Starting seeds in late February and early March will give your plants the best chance when they’re moved outdoors.
In this third and final installment of Why farming changed the way I eat, I want to talk about the dairy in my Farm and Dairy.
In this second installment of Why farming changed the way I eat, Ivory Harlow shares the ways farming tuned her into the natural cycle of seasons, localized her eating, and terminated her food waste.
Once upon a time, not so long ago, I was a vegetarian. Then I became a farmer, and it completely changed my food attitude.
Urban farms are filling vacant lots, growing as rooftop gardens, and sprouting in streetside flowerboxes. Creative and resourceful city farming methods put-to-use in the country can increase farm yields, productivity and profit. Urban farming techniques can help country farmers optimize space, micromanage renewable resources, and market products direct.
Ivory Harlow isn’t your typical farmer. She shares her reasons for becoming a farmer in her inaugural column for farmanddairy.com.