Choosing the Best Vehicle for Your Homestead: 3 Things Newbies Should Know

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As the global population is expected to rise to 9.7 billion by 2050, that means homestead farms will need to produce 70% more food than what is produced now. More American families and individuals are opting to grow their own garden as a means of sustainability and survival. Thus, building a stable shed, picking up and loading … Read more

Right to Farm Equals No Right to Grow Food

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Yesterday, Missouri passed by a .03% margin an undemocratic constitutional amendment cynically called “right to farm.” Big Ag is pushing this in Oklahoma. This is for the benefit of multinational meat companies (Tyson) and chemical companies (Monsanto). They want it to be impossible for local citizens to exercise any control over these global corporations. Practices … Read more

Farmers Are Flocking to Manure

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The closest thing I can find to a directory on getting local manure is CraigsList. I am sure if you look hard enough you can find a location or farmer in your area that will happily supply you with enough manure to use for home organic gardening Then, I ran across this article, Why Farmers … Read more

Buying And Managing An Organic Farm Property

Organic farming has been with us since farming began but it has taken on new meaning. The demand for organic farms has increased over the years so much that almost part of the country has them. Organic farms were the way farmers planted and looked after tier crops till fertilizer were discovered. Up to a … Read more

Act Today to Protect Food Safety Agency From Monsanto Operative!

Food is, as we have been saying for some time, the central battle for freedom and survival. “Change”, which sounds great, has, in fact, become the mantra of those who seek corporate triumph over independent producers – and it’s happening around food. The mechanism is simple: a set of bills ostensibly devoted to “food safety” and “food security” — and a plan to put Big Agribiz supporters in charge.

Ten Ways to Have the BEST Small Farm

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Start Small – 100 square feet of garden can yield up to 200-400 pounds of vegetables, using sustainable organic methods. Go To Beds – eliminate unproductive path space and create growing areas that stay untrampled for healthiest plant growth. Compost – leaves, weeds, grass clippings and kitchen waste can promote fertility. The rules are simple: … Read more

Become an Urban Farmer

Anyone can be a farmer. Growing plants can be done almost anywhere. You don’t have to have large fields and hundreds of acres. You have to have imagination. People who grow dope do it in cellars and in caves. Select plants to raise that that you see being sold in quantity by local nurseries or … Read more

Integrated Pest Management Benefits Farm and Consumer

Today’s consumer is educated and more and more people want to know about how their food is treated and where it comes from. Words such as “organic” and “sustainable” that were once reserved for a small population of foodies or environmentalists are now making their way into everyday vocabulary. As a result, farmers are reacting … Read more