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Why Farmland Preservation Is Crucial to Our Future

The following guest post is by April Moon, a Conservation and Outreach Associate at Connecticut Farmland Trust. Farmland preservation and why it matters The United States loses over one acre of farmland every minute. Just think about that. Today, less than one fifth of America’s land is classified high-quality; and we need that land, to […]

Franger Farm: A Tale of Suburban Farming

This guest post is by Phyl Martin aka “Mrs. Franger Farm.” Here’s her story of how she got hooked on suburban micro farming in Australia with her family. They live in Frankston South, about an hour from Melbourne by car. While those of us in the northern hemisphere are finally getting over winter, the Franger […]

Fred Kirschenmann on the Importance of Sustainable Farming

On Saturday, March 1, 2014 I was fortunate enough to attend the 32nd Annual CT-NOFA Winter Conference. That stands for the Connecticut chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association. It was held at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT There was a wonderful array of vendors with products and information on display. Three sessions […]

Regenerative Agriculture: The Key to Building Healthy Soil

Whether you’re an organic gardener or an organic farmer, the productivity of your garden and the success of your endeavors all begins with the health of your soil. The industrial agricultural model that depends on more and more chemicals to fertilize crops and eradicate weeds, pests and diseases has wreaked havoc on one of our […]

Book Review: The Winter Harvest Handbook by Eliot Coleman

Usually in mid to late September, I start closing down my garden.  I deadhead all the perennial flowers so they don’t go to seed.  And yank out tomato plants that clearly have nothing more to give, etc. I tidy up the beds so things will be ready to go in the spring when it’s time […]