If not, you had better check her out. She’s an artist, engineer and inventor for the environmental movement. Take a gander at the video below and if you want to watch more from this amazing woman, click HERE to visit her video page.
Barnraiser is the community to power the food movement, one project at a time.
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Nearly every state has a “Right to Farm” act, which basically protects farmers from nuisance lawsuits like when your cows moo and it’s too loud for your vacation-home neighbors to tolerate. This act, however, is being pushed into other endeavors concerning deregulation and agribusiness. Listen to John Ikerd lay the smack down.
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Maritime museums are nostalgic places full of black and white photographs of old sails and rugged seafarers. Ornate boats hint at centuries of technological progress and suggest that craftsmanship has suffered as a result. But the old became new again recently at the Hudson Maritime Museum in New York, when a sailboat arrived to sell agricultural goods from upriver. Visitors caught a glimpse of a river-based local food economy—a vestige of the past and a harbinger of an alternative future.
For the last two summers, the Vermont Sail Freight Project (VSFP) has sailed a boat named Ceres down the Hudson River, carrying all manner of small-scale, artisanal farm products to eager consumers in New York City and at river towns along the way. It has carried everything from grains to maple syrup, honey, carrots, pickles, preserves, herbal teas, goat milk caramels, flour, and beans, selling roughly $50,000 worth of goods in one trip.
Ever heard of an in-residence program where you actually get to keep the residence??! That would be the case in this innovative new model coming out of Detroit.
Write A House accepted applications from working, “low-income” writers earlier this spring, which included writing samples and a letter of intent. Whoever wins (to be announced this month) will call Detroit home for at least the next two years. Writers will lease the homes from the nonprofit, a small amount to cover taxes and insurance. If they stay for 24 months, they’ll be awarded the deed — and Detroit will count another resident to its comeback. To read more about this awesome endeavor, CLICK HERE—>
- Business Planning: Writing Your Business Plan, BF 202, starts Sept 25
- Poultry Production: Profiting from Layers, Broilers, Turkeys and Ducks, BF 130, starts Oct 15
- Soil Health: Investing in the Vitality of Your Farm, BF 110, starts Oct 16
- Starting at Square One – Creating a Farm to Match Your Values, Goals, Skills, and Resources, BF 101, starts Oct. 13
- Berry Production: Getting Started with Production and Marketing, BF 122, starts Nov. 6