It has been fifteen months since heritage breed hog farmer Mark Baker sued the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to stop the implementation of an invasive species order (ISO). The swine ISO supposedly targeted feral swine but could be applied to any domestic pig not raised in confinement. Baker has yet to have his day in court and it is still not settled when his trial will take place. It is common for lawsuits like this to turn into wars of attrition; the state has virtually unlimited resources while the farmers are bled of theirs over the course of the litigation.
The Department of Natural Resources seeks to fine a family for possession of prohibited swine.
Malabar spinach is an easy-to-grow green that loves the heat of summer. Make it part of your garden plan for tasty summer meals.
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Target has opened recycling stations at each of its 1,740 stores.
Tackling the GMO issue is a priority for food activists, but there are a number of perspectives on how to go about it. The Great GMO Debate will help you decide how and who should inform consumers about what biotech ingredients are lurking in their food.
An innovative partnership of bicycle advocates and a bike-friendly attorney aims to reduce crashes in South Carolina.
Milk, meat, eggs, veggies-- see how it's done on a small urban farm!
Save containers, save money! No need to buy something you already have!
Save your eggshells! Seedling pots that are easy on your wallet and the environment.
Michael Johnathon is a folksinger, songwriter, author and playwright. He also created and hosts the weekly national broadcast of the WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour, heard on over 509 public radio stations, American Forces Radio network in 173 nations. In this blog, Michael muses on discovering the joys of folk music and songwriting.
Don't let summer berries go to waste! Rev up your recipe collection with sorbets, vinegars and even berry wine! Your berries will be the star of the season!
Taste spring sooner-- build yourself a cold frame!
Quick and easy recipe ideas for preserving radishes!
A fresh, modern approach to keeping chickens- the perfect resource for newbies and seasoned pros!
Even those who are new to canning (like us!) can make these savory little pickles! But you'll want to make extra, because they won't last long!
No juice extractor? No problem! This easy method for making fresh, delicious apple juice will have you sipping in no time.
Craving something fresh and homegrown? Short on space and sunny weather? Growing sprouts is for you!
Spring means rhubarb! Make ice cream, jam and more!
How we turned our plain old yard into a productive farm, and how you can do it too!
Making Music on the Front Porch ... let's define what the musical Front Porch is.
Rescue stale bread and veggies and make homemade stuffing mix! You'll never look back!
Our hands take a beating. Be kind to them and make this amazing hand scrub with ingredients right from your pantry!
Forget the propane bbq! Make your own smoker and masonry oven with these two quick videos!
Beat summer heat with this easy, do-it-yourself alternative to an expensive store-bought air conditioner!
Folksinger Michael Johnathon is on tour nationwide. Visit his homepage: www.MichaelJohnathon.com
Earth Days, a poignant, 2009 Sundance Film Fesitval success, will premier on Facebook April 11, and on the PBS Network April 19.