Let your children grow up to be farmers. Let them know what it is like to be free from fluorescent lights and laser pointer meetings. Let them challenge themselves to be forever resourceful and endlessly clever….
We threshed the dried plants in a large container and then poured them into a bowl in front of a fan. All of the fine, dried plant material blew away with the force of the fan while the heavier seeds fell right into the bowl.
San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has passed California’s first urban agriculture incentive zone. The new law allows a tax break for SF property owners who dedicate their land to agricultural use for at least five years. The final legislation included a few important amendments.
A modest local effort to build a seed library in Pennsylvania calls down the wrath of the state’s farm regulators.
Seed Savers Exchange is such a great resource! Check out this email message from them about dates for fall planting.
Salty wet tomato.
Tough soles of feet.
Every bin full full full, with a gritty residue.
—Severine von Tscharner Fleming
Thanks to an appeals court ruling, the agency doesn’t have to act on its own science.
Super fun! Now if only we could get our veggies harvested this way!
Where our food comes from, how we eat it, and what we drink to wash it down