small farm





5/28/2015
The changing landscape of farming and farmers.
5/20/2015
While building their own home and farm, one couple decides to learn from other talented and experienced market farmers about how to set up year-round gardening production. Here are some tips and photos from a trip to Four Season Farm, home of Eliot Coleman and Barbara Damrosch, in Maine.
4/15/2015
Spring has been slow to arrive in the Green Mountain State. But there are signs of spring in Vermont and that means preparing your Micro-Dairy for the change in seasons. Bob-White Systems' Steve Judge shares more tips to transition a Micro-Dairy into spring.
12/15/2014
It's important to prepare your Micro Dairy or small farm for winter by making small improvements to your facilities. But it's also important to mentally prepare for the dark, cold months.
11/12/2014
Finding time to make improvements on a small dairy is difficult but making a few improvements as the seasons change can often make a micro dairy or any size small farm more efficient. Here are 7 steps to help you prepare your barn for the cold winter months.
5/20/2014
Smallholder farmers around the world have practiced traditional, subsistence farming for as long as farming has been around. Using manure as a natural fertilizer can make the difference between barely scraping by and growing enough to earn an income.
6/20/2013
The fields that were laid out in 1843 for livestock farming are teeming with hay-making grasses.
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.
6/6/2013
Using an old-world technique, Russians are growing their own organic crops -- and it's working.
12/11/2012
Book reviews by permaculture educator Cindy Conner. Learn about Sustainable Market Farming, The Art of Fermentation, The Permaculture Handbook, and The Small-Scale Poultry Flock.
11/19/2012
Help save this small family farm in Michigan, and stand up for our right to live sustainably!
10/24/2012
One farm is able to combine cost savings, with energy sustainability by using a Savonius rotor.
9/15/2012
Preserving an abundant basil harvest for the coming winter.
8/16/2012
Use of a mobile chicken tractors allows us to keep the birds on fresh ground and stay on top of the weeds.
6/7/2012
Harvesting abundance in the early spring.
5/23/2012
Transitioning seedlings from indoor starts to outdoor plants
3/19/2012
Watch a video of a traveling sheep shearer at work and tell us about small-scale farming artisans in your region.
12/8/2011
As winter descends a three-season hoop house is weeded, compost spread, and a straw mulch applied. Next spring will be here soon.
11/10/2011
Leaves are a valuable source of mulch and fertility within the permaculture garden.
10/27/2011
D Acres offers alternative economics. We are the 99&: join us.
10/13/2011
The process of curing potatoes for winter storage.
10/5/2011
Homegrown vegetables are a lesson for kids in where food comes from.
9/21/2011
Gene GeRue relates the lessons he learned from a childhood of frugal living.
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.
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




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