More than half the seafood we eat on this planet is farm-raised. As a result, aquaculture is an enormous, growing industry that must define and use the best possible management methods possible, in order to protect the environment. Organic aquaculture is a holistic system designed to optimize the productivity and fitness of the aquatic ecosystem.
Can you make a living selling fresh produce, opening a "pick your own" or selling fruit trees? Steve Leroux, aka the "Tree Hustler" has some answers.
Microgreens are on the rise and organic growers are taking note. Ashley Driscoll and John Irving, owners of 2 Friends Farm, explain how to successfully grow microgreens.
AMF are amazing – In many ways, AMF are keystone species for both managed and natural systems. These invisible plant symbionts are responsible for so many ecosystem services: beyond increasing biomass of their hosts, AMF can reduce the need for fertilizers and pesticides, and make crops more drought-tolerant.
Jean Beaudet, Linda Labrecque and their son Antoine Beaudet raise Holstein and Brown Swiss dairy cows on their certified organic farm in Leclercville, QC. Their objective is to grow the best forage possible in order to feed the cows economically and promote the best animal health possible.
Fascinated by his farmland’s transformation during his transition to organic practices, Blain wanted to know whether his observations could be backed by data. With the help of Peter Donovan from the Soil Carbon Coalition, he uses Google LandSat composite images to identify how well his land is capturing solar energy.
Hartman speaks eloquently on his desire to maximize efficiency on his farm in order to achieve more time for family, a better return per acre, and a higher rate of dollars per hour without compromising the values of a small-scale grower.
In a market flush with green washing, staking a position and definition around “ethical” meat can be a challenge. This book aims to help farmers make a successful entry or transition to producing and marketing ethical meat.
An edible landscaping approach looks for ways to incorporate edible species throughout the landscape in a manner that is aesthetically pleasing, functionally effective and that takes advantage of the different growing conditions and microclimates throughout a yard according to the needs and preferences of plant species themselves.
All too often when farmers start talking weeds, a common first question is “How do I get rid of a bad case of…?”, when a more appropriate question is “I wonder why my field has a bad case of…?”.