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The role of Green education to attain a sustainab...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Tuesday December 17, 2013   -   By Tony

Why Green Awareness is a pre-requisite to Sustainable Living? Let my Educational green  work   answer  and not simply my words! Talk is cheap they say...But walking your talk or walking the walk is the real thing!  Don't...

In Praise of a Normal Spring

Blog: Michigan Native Plants   -   Monday April 01, 2013   -   By TimB

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Cutover Farms

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Monday November 19, 2012   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

Back when Wisconsin became the 30 th state in the Union, its northern regions were the impenetrable Big Woods.  But once the horrible and bloody Civil War came to a close, scores of men who had been employed by the military were looking for something...

Farming for the Future

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Sunday October 21, 2012   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

Let’s be honest, the current commercial system for producing, packing, and shipping foods is not sustainable.  On average, our food travels more than 1,500 miles before it reaches our plates.  It is not a wonder that lettuce in the store sometimes...

Ruling The Roost

Blog: Winged Elm Farm   -   Monday October 08, 2012   -   By Brian

The time of morning, just before sunrise, where the light is revealing the landscape, the animals are stirring but not up, the distant meow of our cat Mickey as he strolls up the hundred or so yards from his den to our front porch is my favorite time of the...

Food System 4.0

Blog: Hames & Axle Farm   -   Wednesday April 11, 2012   -   By Pat

When we look at how Americans got their food since beginning of the nation, we are embarking on our fourth “age of rebirth.” What will it look like in a decade? When the first settlers came from Europe they brought some food with them, though much of...

Psst! Have You Seen My Chicken?

Blog: Growing Days   -   Thursday November 03, 2011   -   By Julie

Ten years ago, if someone told me I would one day own chickens, I would have questioned that person's sanity. Five years ago, if a friend called me “earthy,” I would have been seriously offended. Six...

New Non-Profit in Ashburnham

Blog: Hames & Axle Farm   -   Wednesday July 06, 2011   -   By Pat

Central MA and the Monadnock region have a new resource coming. The North Country Sustainability Center, Inc. just received its notification that we've been granted 501(c) (3)status!  Now we can start raising the money to purchase the riding stable and...

Earth Day 2011

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Friday April 22, 2011   -   By Mona

I would say my life’s mission is to leave the world a better place than I found it.  Our farm’s simple mission statement reflects that .   A friend of mine from college used to say, ‘Of course I want to take care of the planet.  It’s the...

Just an Introduction

Blog: Southern California Farmers Daughters   -   Thursday April 14, 2011   -   By Aisling

Thank you for your interest. We will be introducing you to our collective members, their practices and production styles. We will also be keeping you informed about grass based livestock and holistic farming techniques. You will be able to learn about our...

New Calves

Blog: MM Livestock Co   -   Saturday February 05, 2011   -   By Megan

We had 2 calves born overnite both to first time heifers. I like to have the first timers in close just in case there are any problems. Both girls did fine and the calves were up and nursing really quickly. I can only recall having to help on one or two...

The House That Jack Built?

Blog: Smaht Fahm   -   Thursday December 23, 2010   -   By Erin

On a fahmstead, nothing is simple.  Oh sure, you might be thinking about the gentle quacking of ducks, cooing of the chickens, buzzing of the bees, but that all takes work to accomplish.  Some of the work is planned, like maintenance chores, but a...

Growing Potential in Central MA

Blog: Hames & Axle Farm   -   Wednesday December 01, 2010   -   By Pat

I just wanted to let you all know about a new project in the works in North Central Massachusetts. Called the North Country Sustainability Center, Inc. if we reach our goal we will operate a sustainable ag/arts/economic development center for everyone to use....

Support Your Local Farmers

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Friday October 08, 2010   -   By Mona

Sometimes, a sign says it all.  We strongly believe in the 'Buy Local' movement.  Just call us locavores!  Locally grown food is by far fresher than any produce found in a grocery store, and therefore much tastier.  To me...

Tomatoes!

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Wednesday August 18, 2010   -   By Mona

Last evening I picked this fabulous assortment of tomatoes ~ roma, celebrity, and cherry.  Also in there is one fabulous hot pepper and one fabulous bell pepper.  Teamed up with my parsley, fresh salsa for sure!  And look at that purple...

Finally!

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Thursday July 15, 2010   -   By Mona

I  happened to be listening to National Public Radio this afternoon, when on the 4:00pm news they stated this:     'The ... oil ... has ... stopped ... leaking.' Huge sigh, a big smile, and tears of joy!

Gulf Coast Oil Spill disaster

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Tuesday June 08, 2010   -   By Mona

Like so many of you, the growing disaster of the oil spill in our country’s beautiful Gulf Coast region is continuously on my mind.  If you are new to reading my blog (and thank you) and are curious as to what the oil spill has to do with alpacas, please...

Hurricane Farm: The Movie

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Wednesday June 02, 2010   -   By Chris

In the Fall of 2009--a year and a half after establishing our Scotland, Connecticut farm--a film crew shot the following documentary. "The New Farmer's Voice" http://vimeo.com/12220552 Enjoy!

Alpaca Fiber For Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Sunday May 09, 2010   -   By Mona

Back in March of 1989, the Exxon Valdez oil tanker ran aground in Prince William Sound, Alaska and dumped approximately 10.8 million gallons of crude oil into the sea of this pristine and remote location.  The incomprehensible, devastating damage done to...

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