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4/6/2011
Growing Power believes that youth working in city farms will grow, bloom and thrive right alongside the crops they cultivate.
2/24/2010
We strongly support keeping a few chickens (hens only) within city limits. Feel free to use this statement if you're working to get an ordinance passed to allow chickens in your city.
1/11/2013
HOMEGROWN Life blogger Bryce shares 5 things to consider before starting a farmstead—not the least of which being winter.
10/24/2013
While the Mother Earth News Fair at Seven Springs Mountain Resort may have been John D. Ivanko's family’s primary destination (as speakers about renewable energy, sustainable living and farmstead cooking), it definitely wasn’t their only reason for eco-touring the region known as the Laurel Highlands.
5/7/2013
America’s Farmstand delivers all-natural, sustainably farmed fresh foods, grown to exacting standards, direct from family farms to table – with no warehousing.
5/3/2012
Living in possibly the best place in the USA.
7/14/2008
Look out guys — these women really know what 21st century farming is all about.
8/4/2008
Decision from the USDA: Farmers won't be allowed to break their CRP contract without penalty.
8/15/2011
Fond memories of a self-sufficient farm in Armstrong County, Pa., show how hard work and family together results in a truly meaningful life.
4/12/2011
Urban Agriculture activists and advocates work to change the zoning laws in Chicago to be more friendly to urban agriculture.
3/21/2014
Where environmental groups claim financial incentives for recycling to be a costly and unnecessary form of expenditure, we see them as the only realistic option available which actually produces the desired effect.
9/5/2012
Bob-White Systems is bringing the cows back home by providing supplies, equipment and support for Micro Dairies, Home & Farmstead cheesemakers and small-scale producers of local and farm fresh dairy products.
2/13/2009
Tell the U.S. Department of Agriculture to abandon their efforts to create and enforce a National Animal Identification System. We've made it easy for you with sample wording and directions on where to submit your comments.
9/27/2012
Steve Judge of Bob-White Systems in Vermont offers his Micro Dairy expertise in this blog series on how to start and manage a Micro Dairy, from farm and barn planning to selecting dairy cows, goats and sheep to daily operations and being profitable.
2/2/2012
In 2010 former horse-powered produce grower Michael Hari launched Equicert, a business that provides services to horse powered farms.
9/23/2008
Congress is accused of bait-and-switch tactics when they propose millions in reductions to the conservation-related program assistance that helped pass the 2008 farm bill.  
10/10/2008
Jacobs Farm in Santa Cruz, Calif. was recently awarded $1 million in damages for lost income due to pesticide drift.
3/20/2009
Secure grant funds for your farmers market, community-supported agriculture program and more by applying to the USDA by April 27. 
4/16/2013
A hard look at the state of the food industry and the impact of factory farming on polluted run-off, animal rights, and small family farms across America.
5/20/2013
When done right, you can reduce your feed costs by up to 75 percent - even after taking your fuel costs into account.
6/12/2012
My vision of the Texas homestead, complete with family and doting grandchildren nearby took a hit this year when my daughter and husband split and my daughter moved to Austin. Could I reinvent the vision? Or would this issue derail our plans?
4/13/2011
Productive urban landscapes, if managed correctly, can reduce pollution in local watershed.
4/19/2011
Real estate and land use demands have many people left on a waiting list by their local community gardens. Never fear: There's still plenty of options to get growing!
4/13/2012
If you have ever thought about beekeeping photography then this article is perfect. Geoff Fitzgerald talks about his motivation for the topic and what got him started on the rooftops of Brooklyn. There are also some fantastic urban beekeeping photos.
11/12/2012
A short description of why we prefer small city living over large city living.
9/6/2011
Want to find a new garden plot for next year? Look into community gardens in your area, or start your own!
7/18/2011
Rodale Institute today announces the launch of Your 2 Cents, an innovative program that unites consumers and companies in support of the next generation of American farmers.
1/19/2009
It's hard to shop responsibly sometimes, especially for meat. There are so many different label claims that it's hard to remember which are meaningful and which are just fluff. Here's a handy reference card that will give more power to your purchases.
9/9/2009
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking comments on how to implement the new Conservation Stewardship Program. Here's the lowdown, plus instructions on how to submit your opinion — it's easy!
5/24/2011
Trying to follow directions out in the country can be challenging!
5/17/2012
A beautiful old, old, rambling rose bush that grows on my moms corner fence post greets us with pink blooms each spring.
10/24/2012
One farm is able to combine cost savings, with energy sustainability by using a Savonius rotor.
7/29/2013
Ever wondered about the real meaning behind terms like cage free, free range, and pasture raised?
3/5/2009
There are many ways farmers can benefit from renewable energy, including wind energy, solar energy, energy efficiency and biofuels.
3/11/2009
The National Animal Identification Plan will be easily implemented by large factory farms, but it means trouble for smaller operations. Will the system really keep us safe from disease, or will industrial ag and tracking system manufacturers be the only beneficiaries?
2/20/2009
Managing Cover Crops Profitably, 3rd Edition, is now available in print and by download from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program. Learn how to make your soil perform at its very best!
1/6/2014
Self-dubbed “lunatic farmer” Joel Salatin describes how sustainable living and more conscientious agricultural practices can mend and revive a planet pushed near the brink.
3/14/2014
Our first trip to the New England Meat Conference and some of the lessons we learned.
7/12/2011
In a Boulder, Colorado, neighborhood, residents are getting off the grass. They're donating their front yards to a community organization that grows enough fruits and vegetable on the former lawns to feed 50 families. Now, that's local food.
8/10/2011
Cam describes why he was anxious to leave the city for a life in the country.
8/18/2011
Cam prefers the view from his office in his country home.
12/12/2011
The different sounds that you hear in the city or country are as different as the people that live there.
4/5/2012
If you've been on this rural living or modern homesteading journey for decades, or just starting out, how do you know when you've arrived?
7/10/2012
A key choice was what type of house to build. We aren't in Texas more than a few weeks a year until we make our final move back. We wanted a structure we could enclose to protect the interior from the elements and yet build in stages as time and money allow.
5/29/2013
If know you're destined to live in the country, or just more self-reliantly, but are overwhelmed by all the choices, here's a place to start.
6/26/2013
How did Victoria Redhed Miller and husband David end up living on an off-grid homestead in the foothills of Washington State's Olympic mountains? Grid? What grid? Electricity was something one took for granted; it came from those outlets on the walls. I was hardly aware of it except during one of the infrequent power outages.
2/28/2012
The Spirit of Hope garden in Detriot offers a safe, nurtuting place for plants and children to grow.
10/9/2008
Join Carrotmob in the movement to help local businesses become more green.
5/10/2013
Are you air aware? Learn how air quality affects your health during Air Quality Awareness Week.
3/4/2011
When you grow your own food, you not take a step towards self-sufficiency. You also make a move towards better health and whole new relationship with your food.
3/9/2011
A potential solution to rising food prices, food insecurity and the obesity epidemic may call into play raising farms inside the city limits.
5/25/2011
Check out the installation process of an urban beehive.
12/20/2011
Lay Htoo, a Burmese refugee, has been enrolled in the Farm Business Development Program at Cultivate Kansas City and is setting out to start her own urban farm.
6/19/2012
Keeping bees is something I've wanted to do on our new homestead. But would I like it? Taking a class is a good way to find out.
3/27/2012
Learn about the advantages of urban farming from those who are leading the way. The benefits include improved food production, increased revenue sources and reduced energy use.
10/16/2008
Sustainable farming expert Michael Pollan has some words of wisdom for the next president of the United States.
3/20/2009
Relax: HR 875 isn't a bill to outlaw organic farming, as you might have heard. But it's not exactly good news for pesticide-free producers, either. Here are the details.
11/28/2010
In Japan, more and more people are combining farming with other work. My neighbors and I fit the pattern, but what's it all mean for the future of farming?
6/10/2013
Creating your own start-up is full of obstacles, but rewarding. MOTHER EARTH NEWS reader Jessica Vaughan shares advice from her experience as a first-time small business owner who teaches clients how to grow organic produce.
5/6/2011
A 30-acre organic and biodynamic farm is the beating heart of the thriving 1,000-acre Serenbe community near Atlanta. As more developers integrate agriculture into suburbia, the joys and benefits of farming are becoming available to everyone.
11/19/2012
Help save this small family farm in Michigan, and stand up for our right to live sustainably!
5/23/2013
In a recent study, researchers found that watching videos about wind farm-related illnesses made participants claim the same symptons.
3/19/2012
Watch a video of a traveling sheep shearer at work and tell us about small-scale farming artisans in your region.
3/27/2009
More on the much-feared food safety bill, HR 875, and its Congressional counterparts.
8/8/2011
“The Cleaner Plate Club” co-author Beth Bader shares an adventure to the farmers market with her daughter, her “eat local” food values, and her recipe for Lemongrass Tomato Soup.
1/28/2011
Complete streets policies are sweeping the nation, to the benefit of bicyclists, pedestrians and travelers of all ages.
6/20/2011
In New York City, advocates unveil a bold vision to end the traffic violence.
6/20/2012
As part of my education on how to be more self-sufficient when we make our move back to Texas, I've been taking classes while here in Australia. One of the more enjoyable classes was in beekeeping. This is our class practical exercise.
4/10/2011
In the United States, we are feeling the effects of the rising food prices as well. When you take a deeper look into the prices, it’s not the food that is causing the price to rise. It’s everything else that goes into getting the food to your plate t
4/23/2011
Growing your own food doesn't have to be an expensive activity. There are plenty of ways to cut back the costs and be earth-friendly as well. You can do this by giving a second life to items that have outgrown their initial purpose.
4/23/2011
Containers are great for those that are gardening in small spaces. Though there is the fear of not knowing when or how often to water them. This is why I started to make my own self-watering containers.
4/30/2011
If you are new to growing your own food in containers, these are some simple tips that should help you to get a better yield and results from your containers.
5/8/2011
A post by Maria Rodale called A Harvest of Healing got me thinking about how gardening and growing your own food is much more than what you harvest.
5/20/2011
Whether you are new to gardening or experienced, you will make some mistakes. Get over it and learn from it. That’s the most important thing.
5/27/2011
Take these into consideration the next time you are making your food purchases.
6/10/2011
When you are apartment gardening in a small space, you are forced to be creative due to your space constrictions. Most traditional pots and containers might not work, so you become reliant on reusing objects to better fit your space.
6/16/2011
Parents will often say that they don't have time to grow their own food because they have kids. Don't let kids be the excuse. Instead make them part of the experience too. It's what families have done since the beginning of time. The past 100 yea
6/26/2011
Some people use gardening as an escape from the trials and tribulations of the real world. It’s their time to get their hands dirty, connect with the earth and just be in their garden.
7/10/2011
People often dismiss gardening as an expensive hobby that they can’t afford. While that can be true, it doesn’t have to be. There are way to make gardening cheap.
7/15/2011
We are taught when we are kids not to waste food, but it doesn’t seem as if that lessen has stuck with us.
7/25/2011
It might be the middle of the summer, but you should start thinking about getting your fall garden ready. If you don’t have much space, to plant everything outdoors, then you can certainly start your seeds indoors.
8/7/2011
It’s the middle of summer and you are likely enjoying the harvests. There is` so much to do with all that fresh and flavorful produce, but what should you do?
5/16/2012
What if I told you that you could grow 50 plants in 4 square feet?
5/31/2012
Organic is a phrase that’s tossed around and abused a lot by marketers these days. Not all “organic” products should be treated equally.
6/6/2011
The documentary Urban Roots takes a look at how city farming is transforming the city's vacant lots into community gardens, ultimately changing the community as a whole in the process.
7/1/2011
Kansas City has a thriving city farming scene, and recently hosted an urban farms tour to showcase several of the city’s market and community gardens. One of our editors pedaled along with a bike tour group to see what the city farmers have to offer.  
3/27/2011
When people ask why they should grow their own food, the answer that I give is often simple. I tell them, "It's because we are humans."
3/14/2011
While there are many events that have lead us to where we are today in terms of food, there are some things/events that stand out the most in my mind. Growing your own food is one way to reverse the trend.
10/8/2013
Collegiate teams showcase affordable, energy-efficient houses in global competition.
4/24/2013
A few months back I heard a comment on an NPR radio program that really caught my attention. The program was about the local food movement and at one point the guest on the show said, “Now remember - just because it’s local doesn’t necessarily mean it has a smaller carbon footprint. That Argentinian apple that was shipped on a barge with thousands of tons of other apples may actually have required less fuel per apple than the apple than came from a few hundred miles away in the back on a farmer’s pickup.”
11/15/2011
Cover crops are grown between planting seasons as a way to give back to the soil what cultivation takes from it. And cover crops aren’t just for large-scale growers—they can help you get the most out of your backyard vegetable garden too!
2/18/2011
Once our bodies and our imaginations are engaged, the incremental change begins. Then it gets easier and easier to envision humanity occupying this planet–this beautiful, abundant planet–far into the future.
1/12/2011
New investment in clean energy reached $243 billion last year, driven by soaring activity in China, offshore wind and European rooftop photovoltaics
2/4/2011
While corporate progress toward sustainability may seem agonizingly slow, GreenBiz editors found plenty to cheer about in 2010--and believe 2011 will be a banner year for green initiatives.
6/13/2011
Kansas City's 18Broadway project is a superb example of how to capture and store rainwater to grow food in the heart of downtown.


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