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Saturdays in the Garden: Completing Tomato Seed Saving

Don’t you wonder who the first person was to discover that letting something sit and ferment can be a good thing?  Even for organic gardening, where it’s common to play in the dirt and appreciate microorganisms, this seed saving method seems pretty gross. We told you last week about our beginning efforts to save tomato […]

Continue Reading By on September 13, 2014 in agriculture, garden, organic, seeds

Hundreds Gather for Build Your Blog Conference in Utah Hosted by Six Sisters’ Stuff

*The following is a sponsored post for Stonyfield Organic. They may already be starlets of the blogging world and pitching their own sizzle reel to cable networks, but the real-life Adamson sisters took time during their recent conference to chat and take pictures with the rest of us aspiring bloggers.  Creators of the Six Sisters’ […]

Continue Reading By on February 10, 2014 in babies, baby, blogging, conference, food, organic, social media, Uncategorized, Yo-Getters, yogurt

Prop 37 GMO-Labeling Supporters Raising Questions about California Vote Counting

Supporters of the popular GMO labeling measure that appeared to have narrowly lost in California’s election are raising serious questions about whether every vote was accurately counted.  The measure would have required many grocery store foods to disclose whether they contain genetically engineered or transgenic ingredients, such as corn designed in a laboratory to grow […]

Continue Reading By on December 10, 2012 in food labeling, GMO, prevention

Farmers Appeal in Latest Round Against Agrigiant

United States family farmers and small seed companies are taking the next historic step in their fight to protect traditional agriculture. The large group is appealing to have their case against global agriculture giant Monsanto heard in federal court.  The filing today in appellate court in Washington, DC is asking for reversal of the lower […]

Continue Reading By on July 6, 2012 in agriculture, farm, GMO

Ongoing Seed Struggle Affects Consumers

What do consumers have at stake in the ongoing conflict between small, often organic, growers and agricultural business Monsanto? Depends on who you ask.The leader in biotechnology boasts yields that help farmers and feed the world.  Spokesman Tom Helscher described biotech ag as something not at odds with independent growers. “As we have stated clearly, […]

Continue Reading By on March 8, 2012 in agriculture, conscious consumerism, farm, food, green, organic, sustainable

Goliath Wins Latest Round of Food Fight

*Update: Supreme Court refuses to hear case. Organic farmers and seed growers are vowing to take their fight with Monsanto on to appeals court now that a judge has ruled to dismiss their case against the agriculture giant.  The judge had listened to oral arguments in Federal District Court in Manhattan in January while hundreds of small farm supporters rallied outside. […]

Continue Reading By on February 29, 2012 in agriculture, farm, garden, organic, sustainable

Visiting Sow True Seed in Asheville, North Carolina

Downtown Asheville, NC On the edge of Asheville, North Carolina’s downtown, with its historic Grove Arcade boutiques and Gothic Revival architecture set against mountain views, is a growing store worth the visit.  Sow True Seed is located on a modest section of Church Street, inside a repurposed building that now houses a warehouse, offices and […]

Continue Reading By on February 2, 2012 in farm, garden, organic, seed, sustainable

Justice Sought for Farmers and Consumers

*Update: Supreme Court refuses to hear case. More than 100 million people are expected to tune in soon for the Super Bowl, munching their way through the second biggest food consumption day of the year, festivities complete with rock stars. When spectators numbered only in the hundreds and mainstream media was noticeably absent, the nation’s […]

Continue Reading By on February 1, 2012 in eating better, farmers market, food, garden, organic, sustainable

Friends of Farmers Supportive in New York

*Update: Supreme Court refuses to hear case Years from now, will our children and grandchildren have the choice to grow their own organic food or at least be able to buy it from a US farmer?  Will the air, water and soil around them be close enough to what our Creator intended to support healthy […]

Continue Reading By on January 31, 2012 in eating better, environmental, farmers market, garden, organic, seed, sustainable