So much good is happening in the sustainable agriculture movement today. Farmers are adopting smart conservation practices like cover crops and pollinator habitat at a rapid clip. Demand is skyrocketing for fresh, healthy food from local sources - and farmers are growing to meet that demand. Farmers of color are gaining long-overdue seats at the table and beginning farmers are entering the field nationwide.
While some think of the fall equinox as the end of the growing season, warm weather, or summer vacation; I like to think of the fall equinox as the beginning; planning for the next growing season, experiencing the beginning of a new season, and for Wild Farm Alliance, the launch of new work.Read more
I recently returned from a birding trip and was fortunate enough to see this great blue heron hunting for gophers in a pasture. Many a farmer knows these birds are their allies in rodent control, as are the closely related egrets that follow tractors in hopes of their prey being turned up. But so are our small songbirds.Read more
I just returned from a trip to D.C. for The Organic Center's Organic Confluence Summit. Over two days, leaders in the organic movement discussed the success and future of the organic label. I was honored to be part of the discussion.Read more