5 Ideas For a Special Easter

02/04/2015

So the holidays are almost here, huh? What we usually do when we have many days-off lined one after the other is to succumb to our escalating levels of laziness and spent all of our free time eating and…

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Meet ... Farm Elite

27/05/2014

Close to Veliko Tarnovo in a beautiful and peaceful place you will find farm Elite. The owner Milen has been raising animals since 1994 and at the beginning starts with 20 goats and 120 sheep. During the years the number of the animals multiplies in numbers and in 2001 his farm is a home of 380 mother goats and 60 goatlings. To continue his development his farm was faced at the necessity of improving the herds via inside selection or implementing pure and improved blood from abroad. Until that time…

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A Word on Pesticides

05/09/2013

Hello, dears! After somewhat thoroughly exploring the vast subject of best and worst foods to eat, I thought to myself: how many times have I written the word pesticides? All of those foods are named good or bad, recommended to be avoided or, on the contrary, preferred, because of the pesticides. We keep repeating the term, but never actually investigated it further to see what it stands for. Yes, it is common knowledge that pesticides are some evil chemicals, harmful to our bodies and nature, but what…

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10 THINGS YOU DIDN`T KNOW ABOUT PIGS

08/04/2013

“I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals” Sir Winston Churchill source: Google images Howdy, fellas :) This week we decided to write a series of articles about farm animals we all think we know sooo well.  Actually, I believe, we somehow think there isn`t that much to know :) Not true, you`ll see (OK, read, to be accurate). The idea came to me when we went to visit one of the pioneer farms, a few days ago. As we were walking around the…

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Pioneer Farm: The happy farm in Rhodopa Mountain

04/03/2013

The happy farm in Rhodopa Mountain produces biohumus and red Californian worms. It is located near to Gornoslav village, on protected by Natura 2000 territories. It was created in April 2012 by us – Ruslana, Dimiter, Ivan. I, Ruslana, used to be an IT, Dimiter was a journalist and Ivan – an engineer. We all gathered around the idea of living close to nature by starting a farm. The last few years we spent abroad and came back to Bulgaria convinced in what we have always known – going back to nature…

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Pioneer Farm: AlAnn Ranch

27/02/2013

We are a 90-acre family-run alpaca and mohair farm. We - shear, spin and card, knit and crochet and felt - our own animals for fiber. We milk our goats and hand-raise some kids so we can make cheeses. We also breed Muscovy ducks for eggs and meat. The ducks help the chickens keep the insect populations down to a maintainable level. We compost all our manure for use on pastures and for sale. We are working hard to improve our pastures, using Yeoman's' techniques, and sustainable practices at all…

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Infographic: Soil to Sky - Agroecology vs Industrial Agriculture

25/01/2013

The Christensen Fund shared a great infographic showing the difference between agroecology and industrial agriculture, including farm yields, biodiversity and water systems, human communities and the climate impact of our food system. Agroecological strategies can better feed the world, fight climate change and poverty, and protect soil and water while maintaining healthy, liveable communities and local economies. Industrial agriculture contributes to climate change, malnutrition and ecosystem…

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Pioneer Farm: THE HORSE WHISPERER

11/12/2012

A friend told us there was a small horse farm very close to Sofia, about 25 km away. All of us adore horses, but almost no one has one – breeding is hard and very expensive. So we are excited like little children when we arrive at the farm, a lovely family house with a beautiful garden, and a few Karakachan dogs living in the backyard. To our surprise there is also a pigeon-cage, accordingly inhabited. All the animals are pure Bulgarian breeds, including the pigeons; they are called “kabatci”, a special…

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Pioneer Farms: Denver Green School Community Farm

03/12/2012

Blog post by David Shapiro Denver Green School Community Farm (managed by Sprout City Farms) is situated in Denver, Colorado, USA. We are an organic 1.1 acre farm on the grounds of a Denver Public School, The Denver Green School.  We grow vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers and sell/donate our produce directly to the school cafeteria, in a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, at farm stands and donate produce to local nonprofit organizations like the African Community Center.  We grow 120…

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Rossi Mitova: Let's bring the power of crowdfunding to the small farm

19/11/2012

We live in a hectic world. A world of comprised of businesses, trading and mass production. In a society defined by consumerism the decision we have to take is ‘To have or to Be?’ Not long ago, I had to make this decision. As a graduate with a financial degree from Cass Business School in London my future was apparently predetermined: I was to start my career in the financial world where seemingly endless 100 hour working weeks in the city awaited me. On one of my visits home to Bulgaria, a…

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