Monday, March 18, 2019
black and white gourds

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.
Stack of firewood in truckbed

With the price of fossil fuels on the rise and consumers seeking green energy alternatives, heating with wood makes sense.

Pick-your-owns, wineries, historic farms and other agritourist activities contribute over $8 million dollars to the state economy. If you're thinking of joining the 700 Ohio farms who already offer agritourism, these factors will help you decide.

A prairie is a natural-looking garden of native grasses and wildflowers. They are easy to establish, virtually maintenance free and attract pollinators.
Kale

Sunlight is critical to growing vegetables, but ensuring vegetable plants get enough sunlight can be tricky if trees, fences or structures keep your yard shady.

Raised beds benefit gardeners by addressing poor soil conditions, allowing them to grow plants in unconventional places and making gardens more accessible.
galvanized steel tub of flowers

A container garden filled with flowers, food or herbs is the gift that keeps on growing. Make one for Mother's Day.
chickens in fall

Prepping chickens for cool weather includes knowledge of poultry health concerns, common symptoms to watch for and recovery care.
apple collage

Apples are the perfect backyard fruit, and fall is a great time to plant apple trees in USDA Hardiness zones 5-10.

The Census of Agriculture is an opportunity for farmers to share data that informs legislative decisions, and impacts farm services and support programs.
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