Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Salon Article that put things in perspective…

This article in Salon: “What nobody told me about small farming: I can’t make a living” really puts it all together.  It’s well researched, concise and informational.  I hope you’ll take the time to read it and come up with some creative way to turn the market economy on it’s ear so small farms can… Read more »

Beekeeper Certification

Early this summer, I passed the written and practical tests in the first step toward becoming a master beekeeper. There’s plenty of information in books and on the web for anyone to pick up caring for bees without going to the extra work of becoming certified.  I found that having the goal of certification and the… Read more »

Economics and Small Farms

In response to question 13 on the 2015 survey of organic farmers by the organic farming research foundation: What is your most pressing production issue right now? Please describe. I said: Economics.  The farm cannot produce enough revenue to sustain itself while paying a living wage to farm workers.  The importance of this problem… Read more »