Yes, Jewish farmers do exist. Dan Friedman attended their second annual “convening” to find out the challenges they face.
Ben Harris plants 1,000 sungold tomato plants — and deals with the predictably catastrophic aftermath.
Vegetables are struggling to perpetuate their genes before the short window of Northeast heat ends — or the farmer comes along with a hoe.
The brand new magazine Modern Farmer might not be helpful if you want to start a farm. But if you’re looking to grow a window box garden or keep chickens, it’s great.
In permaculture, Bill Mollison advises all gardeners and farmers to live in a tent on their land for a year before they start their design for one reason: observation. When immersed in a place, one can best observe important elements such as the amount of rainfall, where the water flows, the minimum and maximum temperatures, how the plants, animals, and humans interact on the site, the wind direction, sun-path and shading, micro-climates and the general topography, the resources on hand, the skills and knowledge of the people present, the physical and fiscal boundaries, and the history of the land.