Blackwood’s High Tunnels

For some time now, Blackwood has been investing many growing seasons into our structures lovingly referred to as The High Tunnels. The High Tunnels are the large, white, rounded structures you may have seen crisscrossing the land. The tunnels stretch an astounding 168...

“Z” is for Zone (Buffer)

A buffer zone provides, well, a buffer. Once a field is eligible to produce a crop sold as organic, it has to follow organic regulations, which include no pesticides and chemicals. A farmer can follow the guidelines all day long, but if a neighboring farm does not...

“Y” is for Yield

The goal of sustainable agriculture is two-fold: 1) preserve the natural systems and resources that farming relies on, and 2) produce a high yield that will accommodate a constantly growing human population. It may sound counter-intuitive, especially when we see so...
Sowing & Growing With Rebecca Verm

Sowing & Growing With Rebecca Verm

Growing up in Texas, I remember watching endless miles of corn and cotton fields fly past my passenger window as my family drove out into the country. For me, as a young girl, this scene became the very definition of farmland: acres of crop rows extending into and...