Infographic: Weed Control Strategies

May 27, 2015

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Weed control strategies

I get asked a lot about how organic farmers control weeds without the use of herbicides. (And with the rise and spread of herbicide-resistant weeds, the issue is on the mind of many conventional farmers, too.) Some naturally assume that in the absence of herbicides, hand-weeding or deep tillage, along with all the drawbacks of […]

Posted in: Agriculture, Organic

Wordless Wednesday: Kids & trees both grow up fast!

May 13, 2015

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     Same people (me and my daughter), same trees (cedars), same location (roadside on the farm). What a difference nine years make!

Is Organic Farming Anti-Science?

April 16, 2015

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Originally posted on In Udder News...:
This question has been weighing on my mind recently. For the past several weeks, I’ve read several different opinions and assumptions that farming organically means that scientific knowledge and research is thrown out the window. I’ve also heard opinions that organic farming is not as innovative as conventional farming.…

Posted in: Agriculture

New MacDonald, Old Divisions?

March 2, 2015

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Here's the real irony: campaigns like "New MacDonald" threaten to alienate the very people the organic sector needs most right now: farmers. In my opinion, it's time to start building bridges, not digging trenches.

Posted in: Agriculture

“Fighting for Understanding”: An Advocate’s Checklist

February 18, 2015

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If you’re a farmer on Twitter, chances are you’ve come across #farm365, the agricultural advocacy concept that was hijacked by radical vegans, with sadly predictable results. After the first week, I was inspired to share a short list of “tips” that I hoped would guide conversations in positive directions. It generated a lot of supportive […]

Posted in: Agriculture

Wordless Wednesday: February Sun

February 11, 2015

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Early morning sun warms snowbound trees.

The February sun seems to carry some warmth with it, hinting at the promise of Spring to come.

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End the Food Wars: Let’s Fight for Understanding Instead

February 10, 2015

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Thanks to the Genetic Literacy Project for illustrating my post with this entertaining image!

What would our conversations about food and agriculture look like if we strove for mutual understanding rather than a conversion to our way of thinking? What if the loser of an argument was the one who had failed to gain any understanding or appreciation for the viewpoints of their opponent?

Posted in: Agriculture, Food, Organic
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