By Peter HynesThe story of this little-known farm in Holland, tucked away in the hills above the town of Wijkerswijk, is one of mystery and intrigue.The small farm has its roots in the 1920s when it was a family farm but it has since expanded into a multi-purpose facility for organic food production, with a […]
My favorite thing about farming is the freedom it gives me to do what I want.You can make your own food, you can buy your own stuff, you don’t need to worry about the local government or your neighbor’s.There’s no market to feed people, and the people who do get food are often very happy.But […]
Agricultural zone designation has become a controversial policy after several reports of food poisoning in the past.The new USDA guidelines are a bit different.The guidelines allow farmers to apply for an Agricultural Zone Food Safety Inspection Program, or AQFSIP, for their crops, according to the USDA.The AQFSIPS are limited to one crop at a time, […]
The USDA has released a guide to how to read USDA’s official agricultural guide, the Southern Agricultural Guide, which is published by the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC).The guide was produced in response to the Supreme Court’s landmark decision, Obergefell v.Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.The court ruled in 2015 that a person cannot be […]
I’m not a farmer, but I’m an agnostic who loves to help people find answers to their deepest questions.I have a PhD in agronomy and am a certified organic farmer and certified organic organic educator.I love to teach and share the art of growing, using and caring for our food.