George describes how he feeds the soil in order to produce the most nutritious vegetables, with low-energy usage, in an ecological and environmentally valid manner.
Livestock have been crucial for soil building and the success of Funny Duck Farms, a mixed livestock and CSA operation located in Ontario.
Read about organic and sustainable farmers from across Canada focused on how to build and maintain healthy and productive soils.
As its rather alarming title indicates, it deals exclusively with fecal matter discussed from every possible point of view.
Field experiments led by Anne Weill, P. Ag., PhD of CETAB+ tested the possibility to reduce sow thistle and Canada thistle pressure by using various spring fallows.
Recipe for Raising Chickens makes us feel that we are right there with the chickens as they go through their cycles of laying, setting on and hatching eggs and caring for their chicks until they are able to go out on their own.
This article will highlight common problems and propose general practices to combat not only the symptom (insect infestation) but to address the root cause.
The three ‘R’s–reduce, reuse, and recycle–can serve as a lens to help organic farmers “take-back” fertility.
Turn on the tap and there it is; that shimmering, miraculous substance that flows through our rivers and lakes, our soils and plants— the rain that falls and the air we breathe, and indeed through the very eyes that read this text and the hands that hold this page.
There’s an old adage, “the best fertilizer is a farmer’s footsteps.” Taken simply, this suggests that farmers need to get off their tractors and walk about their fields. At a deeper level, the adage speaks of a time in which the farmer and the land were intimately connected.