If you have time, don’t wait for Time.—Benjamin Franklin
Drought caused the Dust Bowl, right? Well, yes, but there’s a little more to the story.
Farmers continue to experiment with water conservation practices, while scientists work to release more groundwater from underneath the aquifer.
Sometimes we forget why we do things the way we do. The bad thing about this kind of rut is that we are less able to adapt to change.
How much time and effort will be required to maintain your garden or orchard? This question has countless answers.
Photo courtesy of USDA NRCS First, a little background. Farmers have plowed and tilled the soil for thousands of years. Sometimes they debated how often to plow, or how deep to plow, or what tool to use to plow. But they always plowed. Ancient Egyptian artwork portrays oxen pulling plows; many large breeds of horses…… Continue reading How Does No-Till Farming Work?
February is already here, and gardening season is just around the corner! It’s none too early to start planning this year’s garden. For those of you who are starting a garden or orchard for the first time, we are posting a five-part series that will guide you through some of the planning process. Happy gardening!…… Continue reading Starting a Garden or Orchard: Water
It’s very easy to get carried away in our farm spending. It seems that there’s always some handy tool or machine that would make life a little easier, and there’s always a steady stream of things needing to be repaired. If you’re ready to rein in the spending a little bit, here are a few…… Continue reading 3 Money-Saving Tips for the Farm
It may seem simple to define sustainable agriculture, but ask two people what it is, and you’ll probably get two different answers. Many of the various perspectives have similarities, but each approaches the subject from a slightly different angle. Here are three of the most common viewpoints. Environmental Focus One common view is that sustainable…… Continue reading What is Sustainable Agriculture?
Late fall and winter are good times to review the year and think up ways to improve the next growing season. If you put it off until spring, chances are you’ll be too busy.