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Sep 21, 2020

No one loves avocados more than millennials. The health-conscious generation likes to smush the buttery, oblong fruit on toast at their boozy brunches.  In 2017, Square, a tech company that helps businesses process credit card payments, calculated that Americans collectively spend almost $900,000 per month on avocado toast.  But to the horror of this egg-spurning […]

Sep 20, 2020

Over the past five years our ranch has been affected by three major fires. The first in 2017 caused just under $4 million in damage to our ranch. The second in 2018 torched the ranch’s historic water source. As I write this, I am under evacuation warnings from the North Complex fire, which is raging […]

Sep 19, 2020

The gardening fun doesn’t have to stop because winter is coming.  If you have potted outdoor plants that you’re worried might get nipped by frost, simply bring them inside. Growing vegetables inside from seed can be a challenge due to a lack of light and space, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are a […]

Report Shows Trump’s Trade Aid Favored Southern Farms

In January, President Donald Trump tweeted that he hoped farmers would “most remember” the bailout... (more)

Alex Robinson


How to Grow Mushrooms in Coffee Grounds

With the arrival of fall, temperatures are dropping, that cool familiar breeze is rolling in... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
September 13, 2020
Which Farm Animals Can Catch COVID-19?

COVID-19 has impacted all of our lives. But what about the lives of the animals... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
September 3, 2020
This Modern Farmer Grows Flowers in Chicago’s Vacant Lots

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

Lindsay Campbell
August 29, 2020
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5 Unkillable Houseplants for the Lazy Gardener

It often takes diligence to nourish plants from seed to bloom, but gardening doesn’t always... (more)

Alex Robinson
September 6, 2020
Why Do French and Italian Tomatoes Taste So Damn Good?

The main reason I love to travel to France and Italy is for food, specifically... (more)

Frank Giustra
September 4, 2020
From Spent Grain to Fresh Bread

Spent grain isn’t especially pretty, but it is nutritious. The mass of barley, wheat, rye,... (more)

Kate Bernot
August 31, 2020
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Scientists Develop Velcro-Like Strip That Can Detect Food Pathogens

New technologies to detect when food has gone bad, or prevent it from doing so,... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
September 15, 2020
Plants Could Help Find Dead Bodies

The vibrant maples, high-branching hickories and leafy beech that populate our forests absorb carbon from... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
September 14, 2020
Breeders Release Three New Apples for American Farmers

It wouldn’t be a stretch to say apples are a centerpiece of American agriculture.  The... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
September 12, 2020
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This Modern Farmer Grows Flowers in Chicago’s Vacant Lots

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

Meet the Modern Farmer Who Grows Food To Heal Herself

Each time Amber Tamm digs beneath the soil with her hands to pluck roots from... (more)

This Former Teacher Has Moved Her Classroom to the Farm

Nine years ago, Scarlett Salamone’s life was hanging by a thread.  She was struggling through... (more)

Year One: You Don’t Have to Farm On Your Own

In Scott Chang-Fleeman’s first year of farming, he worked long grueling days by himself. He... (more)

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