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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Pioneer Farm: Eco Hostel Hawaii

11/03/2013

Our farm is located on the big island of Hawaii. We are a permaculture minded organization that is actively engaged in at least 6 methods of compost production. We are in the process of constructing a 3000 square foot green house. We are 100% solar powered, producing over 20 kw/hr of electricity each day. Currently, we are completing our initial infrastructure projects which include a 10,000 gallon water catchment and filtration system, composting toilets, flush toilets, eco shower, 21 kw/hrs…

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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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Pioneer Farm: Communigrow, UK

18/02/2013

Communigrow is a social enterprise working in Kent, to create a community growing project for the benefit of young people and families interested in growing their own produce affordably and sustainably. There is one line that sums up the idea, "We are never going to be able to afford local, organic, sustainably raised food without doing it for ourselves" Inspired by the ever increasing interest in good local food with a desire to exhibit best community engagement it is essential to promote…

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Pioneer Farm: The Horse Riding Centre PlanaKon

21/01/2013

PlanaKon is a horse riding center located in the heart of Plana Mountain – in the Valley of Planstitsa River, only 35 km away from Sofia. Plana is a small Mountain at the foot of the bigger, Vitosha Mountain. The landscape of Plana is fascinating – it is covered by mixed forests and glades, showered with flowers and fresh grass. In the past the area was covered by century old beech forests but with time they have been lumbered and now only few of the giant trees have survived. The forests now are…

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Pioneer Farm: Bee Happy - Gramada

15/01/2013

Micky lives in the town of Kresna, in the Southwest of Bulgaria. Beekeeping has been in his family for generations, so naturally he kept the tradition and became an apiarist. Now he is taking care of the beeyard all by himself. And he doesn't seem to mind at all. Micky`s beeyard is located at about 10 km from Kresna, at the foot of Pirin mountain. The area is extremely clean, rich with mountain herbs and many fruits – locust, strawberries, cranberries, raspberries, wild rose, apples and pears, pine…

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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: The Wild Farm

28/12/2012

The Wild Farm is located in the village of Gorno Pole in the Eastern Rhodope Mountains in Bulgaria. This family-run farm is managed by Blagovesta (Betty) and Nikolay Vasilevs. The family raises some 500 heads of cattle from two local breeds –the Rhodope gray and the Rhodope shorthorn cattle (both protected breeds). They also have sheep, horses and bee hives. Betty and Nikolay apply only traditional farming practices in their farm, and they have devoted their lives to developing the Wild…

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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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