It’s an undeniable fact: the way we’re currently dealing with our waste (both human and animal) is not sustainable in the long term. Consider the following: Each of the U.S.’s estimated 100 million cattle produce an average of 27 pounds of manure per day = 2.7 billion pounds of manure PER DAY = over 985 […]Read More..
The following is excerpted from the introduction to The Bread Builders, by Alan Scott and Daniel Wing. Looking for Real Bread, Finding Masonry Ovens I have baked bread for thirty years. Not professionally, but regularly: I made a lot of bread in all those years. Most of the bread I baked was not as good […]Read More..
PRESERVE THE HARVEST – WE HAVE THE BOOKS TO TEACH YOU HOW!It’s unmistakably harvest time! Farmer’s markets, CSA’s, backyard gardens, and farms are bursting with produce. It’s time to enjoy the fruits of our labors and preserve this delicious bounty to nourish us over the winter months to come. We’ve got a wonderful crop of […]Read More..
Obama’s mad about insurers blaming his health care plan for big rate hikes, but he doesn’t have to take it any more. He can and should issue and executive order to stop the rate hikes immediately.A Blue Cross policyholder emailed me last night about her recent 20 percent rate hike, and now being pushed into […]Read More..
Joel Salatin is a rock star in the farming world.If you haven’t read about his family’s Polyface Farm in Michael Pollan’s New York Times bestseller, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, seen Joel featured in the hit documentary films, Food, Inc., and Fresh, or heard one of his entertaining public talks, here’s your latest chance to be awed: […]Read More..
In our search for answers to the great questions of our day, we would be well served to listen less to economists and more to philosophers, poets, ecologists, entrepreneurs, and farmers.To see what might lie beyond the Era of Economics, we must look above the top line and below the bottom line. I mean this […]Read More..
The Earth’s Best Story is a complicated tale of sweat, success, naivety, scheming and villainy, recounted by identical twin brothers who founded the first organic baby food company in the United States, only to have it scooped away from them.The book is fascinating reading: a movie-like entrepreneurial dream realized through stubborn determination and perseverance that […]Read More..
Two of our most popular authors – Eliot Coleman and Sandor Ellix Katz – have filmed their workshops so that you can learn from their expertise and see them in action as well as reading their books. We’re delighted to announce the release of Year-Round Vegetable Production with Eliot Coleman and Fermentation Workshop with Sandor […]Read More..
At the request of the Department of Interior, the National Academy of Engineering formed a special committee to study the causes of the blowout of BP’s Mississippi Canyon Block 252 well, dubbed Macondo. The investigation of the blowout started in June, but news was made yesterday as the committee publicly interviewed members of BP’s internal […]Read More..
edibleASPEN magazine, based in Colorado, interviewed Eliot Coleman (as well as our beloved Joel Salatin) in their Fall 2010 issue. Read Eliot’s interview below and click here to see the full piece online. edibleASPEN: What has been the biggest change in the way people perceive food in the last decade? Eliot Coleman: Back when we […]Read More..