News Archives - Modern Farmer
Closing the Loop on Poop

Around 6.5 million tons of [mostly] plastic-wrapped dog poop winds up in landfills in the... (more)

Sheila Pell
May 23, 2024
Preserving the Salt Ponds of Hanapēpē

Kuuleialoha Gaisoa determines whether a person is worthy of receiving her Hawaiian pa‘akai, or salt,... (more)

Megan Ulu-Lani Boyanton
April 11, 2024
Holding onto Farmland, One Conservation Easement at a Time

Nate Lewis and Melissa Barker knew that Oyster Bay Farm was for them. “It ticked... (more)

Jennifer Cole
April 8, 2024
Sequestering Carbon Is Not Just A Science But An Art, Too

Brooke Singer may laugh when she calls herself “a self-taught soil nerd,” but she is... (more)

Liz Susman Karp
April 3, 2024
Opinion: To Make a Real Impact on Climate Change, We Must Move...

As a researcher of urban agriculture, I was shocked to see a recent news article... (more)

Laney Siegner
March 20, 2024
Map: Who Composts?

There are roughly 400 compost programs offered throughout 25 states in the US, and across... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
March 18, 2024
Can Mushrooms Help Extinguish Toxic Waste?

Fungus is usually a good sign of things going bad. But it can also indicate... (more)

Naoki Nitta
March 4, 2024
Are Next-Gen Synthetic Fibers the Future of Sustainable Textiles?

Polyester was once thought to be a wonder fiber. Both durable and efficient, with no... (more)

Sheila Pell
March 1, 2024
We Bought a Home with a Sterile Suburban Yard. Our Journey To...

My husband and I bought our first home in a small West Virginia town in... (more)

Jessica Andreone
October 6, 2023
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