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Sustainable Agriculture

Investing in sustainable agriculture by converting farms to beyond organic

by Ellie Winninghoff, How do you profitably invest in sustainable agriculture – farms producing diverse, fairly-priced healthy food without harming the environment, but which also restore soil fertility and provide farmers with a fair living? Small farms and community supported agriculture partnerships are nice, but they are predicted in the best-case scenario to reach only …Read More

Kill pests without pesticides

by Angela O’Callaghan/Desert Gardening, The beginning of fall is the time for garden cleanup. Tomato plants might have a few fruits that could be coddled until temperatures drop into the fifties, but other than that, its time to spruce up the garden and prepare for the next growing season, which can begin as early as mid-October. …Read More

Making wine a greener enterprise

By Kelowna Capital News From Bogota, Colombia, to Mexico City, to the wineries of the Okanagan, PhD student Camilo Peña has been on a round-the-world research journey aimed at better understanding and documenting the relationship between marketing, consumer motivation, and social and environmental sustainability in agriculture. His ambitions led him to Quail’s Gate winery in West …Read More

Renewable Energy Options for Your Homestead

By Richard Freudenberger , Running a small farm or homestead takes a lot of effort, but a world of labor-saving devices out there can make life simpler without consuming fossil fuels. One of the reasons many homesteaders decide to go off-grid is to become independent of a vastly inefficient energy system, and to take greater control …Read More

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