farming


Harvesting cash (and biodiversity) from marginal land

By Amanda Kimble-Evans What to do with marginal land on a farm is a question organic and sustainable growers are almost forced to address when creating their farm plans. Letting marginal land revert to native and wild areas can increase … Continued

Saving the farm: Conservation easements

By Renee Ciulla Green rolls of open hills dotted with lines of solid, red silos and white grazing sheep appeal to and please even those who aren’t passionate about farming themselves. In reality though, development is encroaching heavily and swiftly … Continued

Antibiotic apples

Concern over antibiotics in organic apples raises serious doubts for consumers, but is anyone telling the whole story? Our orchardist hasn’t had to use antibiotics on our apple trees here at Rodale Institute, but that doesn’t mean he wouldn’t consider … Continued

Mesophyllic fertilizer and soil culturing

By Kevin Meehan, owner Turtle Run Farm and Carolina Farm Stewardship Association member Every year, all the local organic farmers meet for the split up of the feather meal truck in Pittsboro, NC, go home and dump the stuff on … Continued