Steven’s Journey to Backyard Farming
Steven Cornett has the farming bug!! Or rather, the backyard farming bug. Maybe someday, he wants to farm a bigger piece of land in the country. But right now, the farming in the city is fulfilling his dreams.
He happily works many hours to get his backyard farm off the ground.
Until not too long ago, he also worked a regular job – a job he actually liked.
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.
Agritrue – an Alternative to USDA Organic
Blake Akers is working on Agritrue to present an alternative to the organic certification, USDA Organic, offered by the federal government. Not long ago, we had Grace Gershuny on our show who played a major part in the creation of the USDA Organic standards we are following today. Continue reading
What is a fruit tree sucker and why does it need to be pruned.
Episode 56 – Bio-Energetic Farming
Evan Folds developed a system called bio-energetic farming after experiencing a shift in perspective.
We know that organic, fair-trade clothing can help save the planet as well as human beings.
Though we may not know all the details, we understand pesticides wreak havoc on living things. We know that too often big clothing brands make their profits on the backs of farmers and sweat shops located in developing countries.
But is it really that bad? And, if so, what choices do we have?