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11 Pro Secrets for Growing the World’s Sweetest, Tastiest Tomatoes

What says summer better than a big, ripe and very juicy tomato? Gardeners have been growing there delicious fruits and enjoying their goodness for a …

'The New Farm' tells the tale of building a successful organic farm

<b>Rarely does one hear of farmers who can pay off debts in less than a decade, let alone make money without holding other jobs. This wonderful book</b> …

Gardening 101: Sorrel

Sorrel, <i>Rumex</i>: “Sour Lettuce”<p>Please don’t be intimidated by the fact that “sorrel” derives from the French word for “sour.” I have picky kids in my …

The key to a family farming renaissance? Niche crops.

In the pastoral uplands of northern Carroll County, Md., farmers used to raise cattle, corn and soybeans — a model that has long been under economic assault by agricultural industrialization.<p>Stanton Gill says the small farm can secure its future by adopting a growing plan opposite to the aims of …

Gardening

Aspiring farmers might look to 'free leases' to realize Green Acres goals

If you’re ready to pack in the city life and take up farming, a few folks who have had the experience have some good — and bad — news for you.The bad …

The Re-skilling Revolution

For technologically oriented generations, rural communities may seem disconnected from the big city, but they are crucial to sustaining the rapid …

What to look for when you're buying land for permaculture

Some of the most popular posts I write feature people who have purchased land and transformed it into small-scale farms and permaculture small …

Permaculture

Post-industrial agriculture: France's field-to-table approach to food

Finding the perfect harvest item from a local grower is one of the joys of strolling through a French market. But life isn't always easy for French …

Farming

A New Method to Rehabilitate Damaged Soils

Susan Day and her team at Virginia Tech published a paper earlier this year about a soil rehabilitation technique called Soil Profile Rebuilding, or …

Virginia Tech

Farm Stands Are Not the Same as Farmers Markets

Farm stands and farmers markets are the grocery stores of summer, when the produce is so ripe and flavorful you don't need to do much to take it from …

Farming

Beautiful modern barn produces food sustainably in Utah

Sustainable practices are at the heart of Snuck Farm, a year-round family farm in Utah that grows organic produce with the motto “Eat Well, Do Good.” …

Farming