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Local Farming

So, What About the Topsoil?

Karen J. Inwald | Posted 05.03.2015 | Green
Karen J. Inwald

Time magazine in 2012 called attention to the crisis of topsoil. It is estimated that we have 60 years of topsoil left. Forty percent of the soil used for agriculture is classed as either degraded or seriously degraded.

Raised to Farm

Ken Cook | Posted 10.28.2014 | Green
Ken Cook

Working with nature is not simple. But you can make a good living at it when you get your business model and growing system in place.

Having Nothing Teaches You Something For Life

Joni Kamiya | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Joni Kamiya

We don't even have 1 percent of the skills and knowledge a farmer has and yet, consumers want to tell them how to farm. Something is wrong here.

Cast Your Vote For Local Food

Carolyna De Laurentiis | Posted 03.26.2013 | Home
Carolyna De Laurentiis

From a small family farm being unable to afford the price tag of organic certification, to farmers lacking access to city markets, there is a long list of reasons why thousands of small-scale farms have difficulty bringing affordable, environmentally responsible goods to market.

The First Lady and Me

Liz Neumark | Posted 10.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Liz Neumark

As I shared my photo of Mrs. Obama and me with my friends and colleagues, no one asked me about what she had to say about the election -- or her campaign pitch.  It was all about food issues and children and education.

Support Urban Farming

Ben_Taylor | Posted 09.10.2012 | Green

Eating locally grown foods is a great way of being able to understand and support the quality of your life. Cutting out the cost of transportation will immediately make it affordable for growers to employ more responsible agricultural practices.

A Second Career As An Organic Farmer

Julie Ann Fineman | Posted 01.28.2012 | Home
Julie Ann Fineman

Instead of living in NYC, I was to live and intern on an organic farm only a stones-throw from the City. Close enough for the just-in-case emergency evacuation. No exit strategy necessary.

PHOTOS: Take A Taste Of Colorado

Posted 10.06.2011 | Denver

It may be nearly impossible to notice that summer is winding down with the heat wave spreading across the U.S., but Coloradans are keeping their cool ...

Townspeople In 'Food Mecca' Fail To Reap Benefits

NPR | By Dan Charles | Posted 09.14.2011 | Home

The town of Hardwick, Vt., has been celebrated as the scene of a local food revival. In recent years, lots of small farms have started up nearby....

Lunch From the Farmers' Market

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

I love the slight bitterness of radicchio. I think it spices up dishes as mundane as slaws, and it is complemented by ingredients with a hint of sweet.

Farming? What Kind of Internship Is That?

Patrick Vergara | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Vergara

When I decided to spend my summer working on the Yale Farm I must admit to feeling like quite the rebel. Working in the dirt seemed like a nice break at the time -- there was something appealingly edgy about it.

Speed, Greed, and Sustainability

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Arthur Rosenfeld

While the rest of the world goes through resources at an unprecedented rate and people starve in gigantic numbers, people on the Hawaiian Islands are beginning to do things differently.

Farm-To-School Programs: Growing a Healthier America

Isabel Cowles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Isabel Cowles

Food needs a piece of that seven billion dollar pie. For fortunate Americans, food is as much a source of entertainment as it is nourishment. Yet desp...

Local Food: Scandal and Slander

Isabel Cowles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Isabel Cowles

The impact of eating locally extends far beyond "food miles" or any other measurable data we've been encouraged to count the way dieters count calories. The issues on the table where local food is concerned are of keeping our communities, neighbors, loved ones and culture together over food.