MTMF Archives - Modern Farmer

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Hmong Farmers Find Their Own Land in Minnesota

A trip to a farmers market in Minneapolis or Saint Paul, Minnesota may seem similar... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
This Modern Farmer Employs At-Risk Youth to Keep Them Off the Streets

Alfred Melbourne found a fresh start on an eighth of an acre of land.  When... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
January 2, 2021
These Nuns Grow Weed

Christine Meeusen is not your average nun. For the past six years, Meeusen, who now... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
December 14, 2020
A Dairy Solution for Australia’s Out-of-Control Feral Camels

Ten years ago, Australian cattle grazier Paul Martin decided that he couldn’t stand to see... (more)

Denise Cullen
November 30, 2020
Meet the Modern Farmer Who Founded Detroit’s First Cider Mill

As a child growing up in a turbulent home with a mother who abused drugs,... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
November 29, 2020
Meet These Afro-Indigenous Farmers Who Want to Fund Food Through Hemp

A.yoni Jeffries wants to make sure the names of her ancestors live on a hundred... (more)

Alex Robinson
November 22, 2020
The Seed Saver’s Predicament

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

Alex Robinson
October 27, 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
This Modern Farmer is Helping Turn Hides into Timbs

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

Lindsay Campbell
September 25, 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
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)

Lindsay Campbell
August 16, 2020