Water Challenges: Adapting For Too Much or Not Enough

Water Challenges

On a mountainside in Downeast Maine, Gail VanWart and her husband turned their 150-year-old wild blueberry farm into a native pollinator sanctuary. The move, a creative attempt to save the blueberry crop, was a response to several years of intense springtime rainfall that was preventing imported honeybees from pollinating the plants. In Hammonton, New Jersey, … Read more

PASA Launches the SOIL Institute

At its recent annual Farming for the Future conference, the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) marked its 25th anniversary with the founding of the SOIL Institute. The acronym stands for Strategic Outreach for Innovation and Leadership, and the SOIL Institute will advance the dual goals of regenerating our soil resources and building a community … Read more

Seeds for a big feast

I can’t believe it is November already! It feels like only yesterday that I was shaking hands with then-new editor Michael Freeze. Well… that was a year ago and he’s not new anymore. Time flies! As with show season, this is the time of year our minds go crazy. There are budgets for 2016, holiday … Read more