Category Archives: agriculture

Blue Ridge Berries

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Gary Nabhan Speaking at UVA Tomorrow

Ready to go hear a lecture from an inspiring, seed-saving conservation biologist? Me, too. Gary Paul Nabhan … has been called “the father of the local food movement” by Mother Earth News. Gary is also an orchard-keeper, wild forager and … Continue reading

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Eliot Coleman Speaking at UVA

So I remember the first time that a friend mentioned Eliot Coleman in passing – assuming I knew who he was – and the following surprise and animated explanation that followed when I told her I had no idea who … Continue reading

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TEDxManhattan: Changing the Way We Eat

So I just got a heads-up from Charlottesville’s Eat Local listserv about the food-focused TEDTalk style event that is happening this weekend in New York. Representatives and leaders from FoodCorps, the USDA’s Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food program, Slow … Continue reading

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Jeunes Agriculteurs turn Champs-Elysees into temporary farm

C’est fantastique, no? More from the BBC.

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Island Farmers

ohhhh, quotes like this and a paper that will print them do make me miss Martha’s Vineyard and its farmers — from the MV Gazette:: Which brings us back to the Allen family farm, where Clarissa’s husband Mitch Posin sat … Continue reading

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excited to read this book

Growing for Market review: Every farmer, organic or not, should read this excellent guidebook to increasing farm profits. Wiswall is a veteran vegetable and herb grower who has a gift for explaining financial matters to be relevant to small-scale farmers. … Continue reading

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