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: 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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A Farmhopper`s Story

06/02/2013

Image credit: shutterstock Guest blog post by Victor Me and my girlfriend sprang down the front steps of our co-op apartment building bound for the three-block jaunt to the local market.  It was the beginning of the week and, as always, we knew the market’s displays would be jam-packed with lots of fresh products and high-quality vegetables and fruits, including two of our weekly favorites – oranges and honey. We discovered the locally-owned market a few weeks after we moved into the city.…

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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 Farms: Himalayan Farm

26/11/2012

Blog Post by ELLIOT MERCIER The Himalayan Farm Project is a 5.5 acres farm located up a little village called Dogaon, 20 km away from Haldwani in Uttarakhand, India. The farm is far away from the road, completely isolated, peace prevails there. At the moment we are growing finger millet, beans, pidge, Ginger, pumpkins, spinach, turmeric, radish, potatoes, wheat, garlic, cauliflower, and we have 30 different fruit trees all over the property. Our objective is to become self sufficient,…

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