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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Organic vs Conventional Farming

20/03/2013

Guest Blog Post By Josiff Penchev The main advantages of organic farming are obvious. First of all, it’s far more ecological. Second, it sustains the health of soil, ecosystems and people, and relies on biodiversity rather than synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, plant growth regulators, like hormones, livestock antibiotics and food additives, which have quite adverse effects. We all feel that most of the food we buy from the big supermarkets with our hard earned money is pure garbage. As for me,…

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Anna Mullenneaux on farmhopping

04/01/2013

The following is a guest post by Anna Mullenneaux As a student of permaculture and a fan of food self sufficiency for individuals and communities I think that farmhopping is a brilliant solution to a complicated and important issue. Not only will it get more people involved in small, sustainable farms, it will educate them and spark many conversations which will branch out and bring more people into the debate over how to support and fund sustainable farming. I connected with Rossi Mitova in my…

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Pioneer Farm: Flint Ingredient Co.

03/01/2013

Flint Ingredient Co. farms are situated on two properties, one homestead inside the city of Flint, Michigan, USA - (1/4 acre) mostly vegetable production with some fruit. We extend the season on that site using a series of low tunnels. This past season we sold at two neighborhood markets as well directly to several local restaurants and started a small CSA of 3 shares. This summer we were able to purchase 10 acres just outside the city of Flint in Mt Morris and built our first hoop house. We…

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Pioneer Farm: Habiba Organic Farm

17/12/2012

This is a small farm in desert of South Sinai with a big idea: Habiba Organic Farm wants to revolutionize community-based agriculture in Egypt. Founded by Maged El Said in 2007, Habiba is located near the sea in the city of Nuweiba in the southern Sinai Peninsula. The Sinai and its people have a long and storied tradition, but little history of self-sufficient farming. We want to change that. 

It's an ambitious plan. Currently the farm acts as a sort of community center, encouraging people from the…

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