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Oct 27, 2020

Over the years, Will Bonsall’s seed saving operation has been in flux. At one point, it included up to 5,000 different varieties of peas, potatoes and countless other crops that gardeners and farmers could request samples of.  Today, his collection has dwindled to just a few hundred varieties, as he has struggled with a lack […]

Oct 26, 2020

Amid the panic buying and lockdowns at the beginning of the pandemic, Melissa Goodridge felt the urge to be closer to her food source.  Goodridge, who lives in Darien, Illinois, says like many Americans, she was planning on starting a garden, but after doing some research she decided to take it one step further and […]

Oct 24, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve all had to get used to communicating across a distance, whether that’s through video chat or with significant physical separation. You can ask…well, literally anybody, at this point, and they’ll tell you that these forms of distanced conversation just aren’t the same, and aren’t as satisfying. A new study out […]

OPINION: Farmers Need More Meat Processing Options

For Pennsylvania rancher Michael Kovach, the lack of slaughter facilities near his farm has been... (more)

Rob Larew

Farm

Cow Cuddling is the Latest Wellness Trend on the Rise

In these turbulent times, we’re all looking for ways to de-stress. Some have taken up... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
October 20, 2020
What Does Agriculture Have to do With Zoonotic Diseases?

The way food travels from farm to table can have substantial implications on everything from... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
October 19, 2020
This Modern Farmer Turned His Concrete Backyard Into A Food Forest

In March, Ken Sparks repeatedly mulled over a question that many Americans were grappling with:... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
October 17, 2020
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Food & Lifestyle

Food for Free: This Arizona Man Forages 78% of What He Eats

Mark Lewis believes food should be hard work.  The retired economic botany professor and Arizona... (more)

Alex Robinson
October 18, 2020
The Art of Urban Permaculture

In my ongoing quest to learn everything I can about gardening as part of our... (more)

Frank Giustra
October 15, 2020
The Case For Edible Public Spaces in Cities

We’ve seen home gardening take off since the pandemic hit, as a popular way to... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
October 12, 2020
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News

Fertilizer Use Is Driving Man-Made Nitrous Oxide Emissions: Study

It’s not easy to admit, but agriculture is well-understood at this point to be a... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
October 15, 2020
Pesticide Makers Say New Additive Can Combat Dicamba Drift

Back in June, an appeals court ruled that dicamba, a broad-spectrum pesticide, should never have... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
October 14, 2020
Mink Farming Leads to Political Chaos in Poland

Earlier this year, a documentary about the mink farming industry in Poland was released to... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
October 9, 2020
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The Seed Saver’s Predicament

Over the years, Will Bonsall’s seed saving operation has been in flux. At one point,... (more)

This Modern Farmer Turned His Concrete Backyard Into A Food Forest

In March, Ken Sparks repeatedly mulled over a question that many Americans were grappling with:... (more)

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Ever since Matt Maier returned to the countryside of his childhood, he has been working... (more)

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In some of Chicago’s lower-income neighborhoods, vivid varieties of zinnias, sunflowers, lilies and tulips have... (more)

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