If you don’t know who Joel Salatin is, let me quote here a short bio I received from Joel.
Joel Salatin and his family own Polyface Farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Featured in the iconic foodie book Omnivore’s Dilemma and award-winning film FOOD INC., the farm’s moniker is “healing the land one bite at a time.” A prolific author (12 books to date) and speaker, he promotes local food systems, freedom of food choice, and farming systems that build the commons.
It All Began With a Seed This story of the gourd begins with my love for seeds and for growing things I have never seen before. That can be a good thing, or not. One…
SLP 95 – Healthy, Handmade Food
Healthy, handmade food was hard to come by when I was a child.
My mom would be the first to say that cooking was not her forte’. But, lucky for her, Mr. Swanson, Mrs. Stouffers and many others provided pre-cooked meals that could be bought at the super market and stored in the freezer until needed.
So, for many of us, cooking amounted to opening a package and heating a frozen or canned meal up on the stove or in the oven.
Hey, it was the “modern” way, wasn’t it?
What is a fruit tree sucker and why does it need to be pruned.
The Suburban Micro-Farm
The Suburban Micro-Farm is Amy Stross’ new book chronicling her experiences on her 10th of an acre homestead.
When Amy moved to a house with a typical suburban sized yard, she didn’t have any background in gardening, let alone suburban farming. She joined a CSA because she wanted local and fresh food. That particular CSA encouraged their members to help on the farm. This got her hands in the dirt and was her first introduction to growing food. It didn’t take long for her to realize that she really liked raising her own vegetables. Continue reading
Episode 79 – Bonding with Your Soil
Building a good relationship with your soil may not be high on your list of New Year’s resolutions.
But it’s key to establishing a healthy, abundant garden, according to Linda Borghi.
In this episode of the podcast, Linda, co-founder of the online educational site, Farm-A-Yard, returns to dig a little deeper into the topic of soil.