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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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: 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: 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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Join and Support Our Pioneer Farms

21/11/2012

Surviving on the market as a small sustainable farm takes a lot of skill, effort and funds. Small farms face many obstacles along their way such as competing with factory farming and building sustainability in an over-consuming world.
 However, there is an increasing trend in the society for supporting small local farms, demanding for better food quality and consciousness about the food’s origin and methods of production. More and more people out there have realized the potential of sustainable local…

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