Nash’s Organic Produce - Making the 100-Mile Diet An Everyday Choice

In a region that once supported 480 dairy farms and a rural agricultural landscape, now fragmented by 40 years of residential development, Nash Huber has pieced together 450 acres of rich farmland, almost all of it leased. Through the use of land trusts, restrictive zoning, conservation easements, and leasehold agreements, it has been protected from future development.
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The Illusion of Diversity - Seed Patents

Around 100 years ago there were hundreds of varieties of vegetable and fruit seed available to the farmer and home gardener. By 1983 those varieties had been reduced by more than a factor of 10. Seed breeders like Frank Morton who focus on “open-pollinated” varieties specialize in varieties that breed true, unlike the many hybrid varieties offered by giant seed companies – and protected by a web of intellectual property rights methods.
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Montana Beef Goes to School

We want our kids to have good food. We expect kids to prefer good food if we get it into school cafeterias, however IF the school is surrounded by fast food joints and IF the good food culture is so remote, there is no connection. There needs to be a direct connection between the health of the community and the health of the school kids – the two go together. This video shows how it’s done.
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The Revival of the Grain Coast: Organic Farming in Liberia

Liberia is one of Africa’s poorest nations steeped in a domestic food crisis. This is how one man aims to increase food safety and food security without raising the price.
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Spicy Coconut Sweet Potato Soup with Collard Greens

Spicy Coconut Sweet Potato Soup with Collard Greens

Easy to make, full of autumn goodness, and yummy! Spicy without a hint of curry.
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Meatless Monday: Cauliflower Croquettes

These croquettes are tasty. They are made with millet and short grain brown rice, which together, create a chewy binding for the vegetables. If you only use one grain, I suggest trying the millet, especially if you’ve not tasted it before. The addition of red pepper adds beautiful flecks of color throughout the croquette.
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Voices From the Farm: Valhalla for Another Old Warrior and Planning and Plotting

That was the plan, but as we all know, “There’s many a slip twixt the cup and the lip!” My mind went back to an earlier lambing in 1993, when things didn’t go so well.
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The Real Dirt: Regenerating Soil Quality To Sustain Life

Farmer and rancher Gabe Brown, a 2012 NRDC Growing Green Award winner, is the owner of Brown’s Ranch in Bismarck, North Dakota. For over 15 years, Gabe has merged back-to-basics agrarian practices with innovative science-based sustainable farming techniques on his 5,400 acre diversified family ranch.
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