We’re talking about more than vegetables or livestock. What do you really want out of your farm? What are the resources and people who can help you get it?
In this final of four parts, we learn how chickens adapted to what they couldn’t escape via migration. Molting for winter months is a perfect example.
In this third of four parts, we learn how goats evolved to be versatile climbers, why some sheep produce no wool, and how some breeds became domesticated.
In this second of four parts, we learn about a bison-size, prehistoric “terrible pig” and how observing feral pigs can inform care of domesticated ones.
In this first of four parts, we learn that bison use their heads in blizzards, yak can survive sub-zero winds, and water buffalo need warmer weather.
Some of these podcasts help you develop skills in urban farming and permaculture, while others share stories of innovative agricultural efforts.
Development can have unintended negative effects on soil, but one researcher’s method has reinvigorated the growth of trees in urban forests.
Lichens are partnerships of different species. They absorb air similar to amphibians, so they can tell us a lot about air pollution.
Farms are a big part of bird habitat in winter, and birds reveal a lot about the health of the ecosystem. Here are easy ways to contribute to the count.