by Laura Lengnick, book review by Chris Walters This is not a book composed of brisk summaries and sweeping statements. Laura Lengnick gets into the weeds without delay, devoting the first 100-odd pages to laying out the particulars of sensitivity and adaptability that affect farms buffeted by rapid changes in weather patterns. Given the size […]
Archive | April, 2016
by Perrine & Charles Hervé-Gruyer, book review by Chris Walters Operation Market Garden, an unsuccessful attempt to cut off Germany with an airborne invasion of the Netherlands in late September of 1944, might have shortened World War II by six months. The market garden operation currently underway in the tiny French village of Le Bec-Hellouin, by […]
Organic and sustainable farmers have long relied on rock dust, including volcanic basalt, as an all-natural way to improve roots systems, increase yields, and promote general plant health in a wide variety of crops and conditions. Yet it has taken the rapid depletion of our global soils to bring rock dust to the attention of […]
More than mineral dust, soil is created by living organisms. Soil isn’t only made by microbes; soil is made up of microbes and the living matrix and infrastructure they create to support their invisible communities.
Every farmer knows that having manure odor management and fly management tactics are essential for a good quality of life, for both humans and animals.
Kelly Klober A number of years ago a neighbor called with questions about starting a purebred swine operation in our area. It was going to be based on a breed not already present in the area, but one that was well-regarded and had been used often to produce some good, rugged cornfield shoats across the […]