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Don’t like the Iraq war? Support Cedar Circle Farm.

Will Allen and Kate Duesterberg, Cedar Circle Farm (E. Thetford, VT) farmers and, for Will, soon-to-be author with Chelsea Green, are also in their spare time (ha! fat chance!) co-chairs of Farms Not Arms. They’re doing the grunt work we should all be doing more of. (Some of you may be doing plenty of it already; any implication of slacking is definitely self-referential for my guilty soul.) If you’re in the Upper Valley area, and you think the war stinks major stankery, show the good guys you appreciate their tireless efforts and buy some delicious, fresh, organic produce from their farmstand or enjoy a marvelous cup of fair-trade organic coffee at their little cafe. (Check the website for seasonal hours.) And once you’re feeling a bit refreshed, go figure out a way to help end the war asap.


The New Farmers’ Almanac: A Collection of Essays for Beginners

What agrarian future can we realistically build together? This is a question the Greenhorns hope to answer in their latest book, The New Farmers’ Almanac 2015. Greenhorns is an organization for young farmers—a non-traditional grassroots network with the mission to promote, recruit and support the entering generation of new farmers. It exists to celebrate young […] Read More..

How to Achieve Resiliency Through Radical, Self-Reliant Gardening

In today’s world the marketplace distorts our values and our dependence on petroleum keeps us from creating truly sustainable agriculture. So, how can we achieve true wealth and at the same time make society around us more resilient? The answer, Will Bonsall believes, is greater self-reliance in both how we grow our own food, and […] Read More..

Bramble On: The Ins and Outs of Growing Raspberries

Fresh, ripe raspberries picked straight from the garden in the morning. What could be a better start to your day? According to Michael Phillips, author of The Holistic Orchard, growing your own berries is entirely possible for anyone with a bit of space and a passion for the fruit. Brambles grow from the north to […] Read More..

Turning Meat into Money: How to Raise and Sell it Ethically

The consumer demand for grassfed, pasture-raised, and antibiotic-free meats is on the rise, putting farmers and ranchers in a unique position to make a decent living on meat that is produced ethically. But, how exactly do you turn meat into money without resorting to the large-scale industrial techniques of today’s confinement-operations? Look no further than […] Read More..

How to Grow Strawberries Indoors

It’s strawberry shortcake season, which means strawberry harvesting season. But for those of you with no outdoor space for gardens, fear not—you can plant, weed, and harvest all from the comfort of your own home! That’s right: it is possible to grow strawberries indoors, from small spaces. According to R. J. Ruppenthal, author of Fresh […] Read More..