The manure lagoons flooded by Hurricane Florence show that pigs produce a lot of waste. Managing manure correctly on small farms is key to protecting waterways and gaining valuable fertilizer.
Stress takes a high toll on farmers at all levels. We tend to our crops, animals, family and land. But we need to care for our own mental health as well.
Encourage and enhance your children’s excitement about raising chickens by introducing them to reading through these picture books featuring their feathered friends.
U.K-based HenPower introduces seniors and dementia patients to chicken-keeping, giving them a brighter outlook on life.
Some urban and suburban people who move to the country file complaints against existing farming operations. If one comes your way, your state’s law might protect you.
Pascal Baudar, appealing to veterans as well as beginners, covers the essentials of foraging for wild ingredients to make wine, beer, soda and mead.
Some of these podcasts help you develop skills in urban farming and permaculture, while others share stories of innovative agricultural efforts.
In Kentucky, protecting pollinators crosses boundaries and depends on widespread collaboration.