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.
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 in Australia.
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
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 houses.
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 on this.
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!