Category Archives: farming

Survey (on Virginia’s Food Systems) Says….

..whatever you want it to! Share your thoughts with Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, and the Virginia Food Council on how to strengthen Virginia’s local, regional, and statewide food systems. The results of their research will inform a comprehensive Virginia … Continue reading

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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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Farm Happenings: Welcome Michelle!

Appalachia Star’s second intern Michelle has arrived and it’s wonderful to have another set of hands on the farm! Michelle has done trail maitenance in New Mexico and Colarado, and organized a trip from her college to a local farm … Continue reading

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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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