Farm Archives - Modern Farmer
Meet the Midwestern Farmer Restoring the Land by Growing Native Plants

Mark Shepard didn’t set out to be a farmer, let alone a visionary one. Yet,... (more)

Darcy Duda
May 17, 2024
Mexico’s Floating Gardens Are an Ancient Wonder of Sustainable Farming

Standing amid rows of juicy, lime green lettuce and chunky florets of broccoli, Jose Paiz... (more)

Peter Yeung, Reasons to be Cheerful
April 30, 2024
Q&A: How Community Land Trusts Help to Preserve Farmland

Susan Witt has a deep and enduring interest in the land beneath her feet—none of... (more)

Hannah Van Sickle
April 8, 2024
Making Old Orchards New Again

Wherever you find an old homestead—a house and barn with a little bit of land... (more)

Kirsten Lie-Nielsen
April 1, 2024
Soil Blocking Has Many Benefits. What is It and How Can You...

I’ve been a regenerative farmer for nearly two decades, currently operating Blue Ridge Farm in... (more)

Jillian Garrett
March 21, 2024
A Plastic Tsunami is Taking Over Farms. What Will Stop Plasticulture? 

Barry Friesen remembers the days when plastic wasn’t used on farms. “One of my first... (more)

Jennifer Cole
February 21, 2024
Urban Agriculture isn’t as Climate-Friendly as It Seems. These Best Practices Can...

Urban agriculture is expected to be an important feature of 21st century sustainability and can... (more)

Jason Hawes, Benjamin Goldstein and Joshua Newell, The Conversation
January 22, 2024
Meet the Ranchers Trying to Restore Grasslands

Mickey Steward has worked hard to rehabilitate her ranch. But then, she’s had to. “You... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
January 20, 2024
Can Linen Make a Comeback in North America?

On a smattering of farms across the United States, but especially in the rainy stretches... (more)

Nicole Pollack
December 4, 2023
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