Shelby Vittek, Author at Modern Farmer
Harvest Hosts Connects Family Farms With RV Travelers

Last spring, as the pandemic shuttered small businesses across the country, Dave Putnam began to... (more)

Shelby Vittek
April 17, 2021
What Mario Kart Can Teach Us About Equitable Farming

What does a Nintendo racing game first released in 1992 have to do with the... (more)

Shelby Vittek
April 14, 2021
How Insect Sex Pheromones Are Saving Argentina’s Wine Industry

In 2008, a new pest appeared in South American vineyards for the first time. The... (more)

Shelby Vittek
April 10, 2021
Are Floating Gardens a Sustainable Solution to Climate Change?

For nearly 400 years, farmers in the southern floodplains of Bangladesh have relied on floating... (more)

Shelby Vittek
April 6, 2021
Why Citizen Scientists Are Working to Cultivate New Apple Varieties

Ellen Cavalli has a modest apple-hoarding problem. On the back porch of her home, located... (more)

Shelby Vittek
April 5, 2021
How to Propagate Your Houseplants

If you’re a new plant parent that the pandemic has helped cultivate, allow me to... (more)

Shelby Vittek
April 4, 2021
The Most Common Houseplant Pests

Is your houseplant sad or struggling? There could be many reasons why. Is it getting... (more)

Shelby Vittek
March 28, 2021
The Mysterious Phenomenon Killing America’s Apple Trees

Sarah Lott Zost’s great-grandfather planted his first apple tree in 1927 in Gardners, Pennsylvania. Nearly... (more)

Shelby Vittek
March 22, 2021
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