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…?”.
The Robbins–Wiebe farm is one example of how livestock can form an integral part of a Saskatchewan farm. Integrating livestock with field crops, they have improved the quality of their land, soil, crops, and livestock.
After 35 years of trials and errors in ‘designing’ his own farm, Ken Taylor offers words of encouragement for those wanting to change to the more sustainable practices encompassed in permaculture farming.
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.
Wireworms are a destructive beetle, particularly for crops such as grains in the spring and autumn. The OACC, is examining the potential for non-chemical strategies, such as the use of crop rotation to reduce wireworm populations in infested fields.
When deciding between native and non-native plants, we should be asking “Will this choice of alien species best support the environment?”