Recently in Home Farming Category
My last blog included a call to the community to support expanding Sustainable Farming. This was actually an article I put out in the last issue of Ecolocal Living. I asked my readers to connect with a local farmer whom is active in this issue, or myself, if they had ideas to help this process. Within a week of the article, I received a phone call from a farmer with a very large gift.
This is part one of a two part article. Both were blogged on the same day.
The Function of Farming Determines the Function of You
The Farm -to-Fork ("Farm-to") movement is one of many programs, which is evidence of a paradigm shift in how we think, grow, purchase and use food.
Sprouted from the desire to support community-based food systems, strengthen family farms, and improve the health of our land and ourselve's, the sustainable farm movement is amongst the fastest growing business in the world.
Healthy Food access, by all accounts, by now should be viewed as a foundational birthright. So why are so many of us still without access to it ? Because there isn't enough local, sustainable farms to serve us. If you purchase organic foods from your local supermarket, you purchase foods with little nutritional value. These foods are picked way before the ripened state; the state of highest nutritional value. SO they are pretty "dead" in terms of nutritional life. You are also supporting the area where it came from - thousands of miles away, not your local area. In essence, you're really not getting anything for the purchase of it.
This article provides some wonderful information and great recommendations from the Tai Sophia Institute.
Late Spring and early summer are great times to plant herbs outdoors. These 10 herbs are easy to grow in pots or kitchen gardens. They have a long history of use as both culinary and medicinal.