Leaf Composting Guide

Why Use Leaves For Composting

Did you know that the leaves from just one big tree may be worth up to $50 in plant food? Pound for pound, leaves have twice as many nutrients as manure, which means you’re wasting a valuable resource if you don’t compost your leaves. Leaves contain important plant nutrients such as nitrogen, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus.

4 Reasons to Love Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is both delicious, and extremely beneficial to your health. It is a vinegar made from fermenting apple cider. The process begins with apples which are made into cider, and then the sugar from the apples is converted into alcohol by bacteria, and then the alcohol becomes vinegar.

The many benefits of apple cider vinegar have been studied by medical professionals and are well-documented in various studies that have been carried out. Some of the benefits that have been found include skin care, allergies, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, diabetes, gout, the flu, heartburn, sore throats, and high cholesterol.…

US Veterans Will Be Feeding America

There are approximately 200,000 active service members who will be receiving training and necessary resources to begin careers in agriculture as they transition out of the military.

This will mean trading in tanks for tractors, and their combat boots for rubber boots. This is all due to the agriculturally-focused career programs that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is creating.

Organic Farmers Aware: Who Can Afford GMO Contamination?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released their latest data collected from the organic farming sector in the end of Septembre. Their data was collected from a number of organic farmers during this year. The results have confirmed what many organic farmers have already been saying, that although organic sales are going up, the amount of organic farms is going down. Sadly, this pattern is a familiar one throughout the world and has been sparking a number of discussions throughout the organic communities.

10 Reasons You Should Have Backyard Chickens

A number of both suburban and urban families have begun to add a small flock of chickens to their backyard. Even though most people love the convenience of living in a big city, they also love the idea of living the simple farming life, and bringing chickens into your household is the perfect way to do that.

People raise chickens in suburbs and big cities for a number of reasons, and knowing all the benefits it can provide you with is a great place to start on your own quest to bring a bit of the simple life into your …

Sustaining Farms with Supermarket Food Waste

This is a California company that diverts a great many pounds of wasted food from landfills and onto farmlands without time-consuming composting strategies.

You don’t need to dumpster dive before you realize that supermarkets divert a constant flow of uneaten nourishment to landfills.

When it gets dumped, the waste accomplishes more than smell terrible. It likewise adds to environmental change by discharging methane, a greenhouse gas, which is about 30 times stronger than carbon-dioxide. Actually, landfills are pegged the third biggest supply of methane emanations in the U.S., as per the Environmental Protection Agency (a major cause the USDA as …

Why I Dropped Out of Business School to be an Organic Farmer

 A woman 20 something years of age explains why she left college to embrace her true passion in the countryside outside Atlanta.

I may not look like your average farmer, and honestly, it surprises a lot of people to hear that I am one. But, I’m not your average farmer, so I’m okay with that.

Although some have guessed that I inherited farming from my family, the truth is that I was raised in Michigan suburbs and my farming experience was limited to helping my grandpa and dad in the yard, a couple of cherry-picking excursions, and keeping some herbs …

A different taste of urban farming in L.A.

At the Jonathon Club downtown, some people took it hard when a paddle tennis court on the fifth-floor was changed to gem lettuce, Swiss chard, and micro greens.

Executive Chef Jason McClain was thrilled. This should be no surprise. His father is a retired landscape architect and flew in from Alabama to build the garden. They installed rows of galvanized horse troughs in which vegetables and herbs now grow.…

A Lot in Wyoming Will be one of the World’s First Vertical Farms

A conveyor belt design allows a three-story greenhouse to be efficient and sustainable which provides jobs and fresh produce to the Jackson community.

Jackson, Wyoming is a very unlikely place for urban farming. It has an altitude over a mile high and has snow that can last for most of the year. The growing season lasts only a few months. It is expensive to plant a garden since the average vacant lot can be well over $1 million.…