in April and May CSA journals
from the East and West coasts... organic poultry, New Zealand-style...
New Farm® discussion forms... and much, much more.
Coming in Late April and May
Soil health: Walter Goldstein on building
soils and maintaining fertility.
Organic Outback: Matthew Cawood will
send us the first in a series of reports on organic farming
Jason's organic odyssey: India, part
2 -- Meet a doctor with the organic medicine to keep his
farm cool and irrigated even in the Indian desert.
Indigenous microorganisms: In the first
of a series of articles, Gil Carandang, a leading organic
and natural farming advocate from the Philippines, talks
about the role of microorganisms in the health of your soil,
and talks about how you can grow your own -- culturing,
increasing and applying local or “indigenous”
on-farm beneficial microorganisms to increase yields and
combat pests. Dr. Carandang spoke to a standingroom only
crowd at the Eco-Farm conference earlier this year.
Growing coffee sustainably, both economically
and environmentally: Don Lotter visits coffee plantations
and small scall growers in Quatemala to see how they're
dealing with the recent crash in coffee prices.
Say cheese: Ken and Julie Bechtold have
been operating a small, grass-based dairy and making colby
and cheddar cheese on a farm near Lafayette, NJ, since 1986.
They keep a closed herd of 15-18 Jerseys, turn all their
milk into cheese, and sell to farmers markets and on-farm.
We'll also feature a side piece on other small-scale cheesemakers
in northern New Jersey.
Season extension, part 2: A number of
you asked us for more details on the season extension practices
of Paul and Sandy Arnold of Argyle, NY. Paul and Sandy have
agreed to provide details, and photos, of their season extension
Free classifieds: We're working on a
free classifieds feature that will easily allow you to enter
a classified using an online form. Stay tuned for more news
Our online bookstore: We're still working
on the technology that will allow us to post over 1000 ag
books, and allow you to browse through them, review them
and order them.
Online farm locator: We're working on
an online entry form that will allow farmers to enter information
about their farm and farm operation. Readers will be able
to search by state, country, type of operation and what
is grown or raised. A great, free, opportunity to promote
your farm to consumers, restaurants, retailers, wholesalers
and other buyers. Keep an eye out for it!