“T” is for Tillage (Conservational)

When we think of tilling fields, we think of tractors churning up the soil, but that isn’t always the case. Conservational tillage practices offer environmentally and sustainably friendly solutions to tilling fields and preparing them for new crops. The traditional... Continue Reading »

“R” is for Renewable Energy

Traditionally, farms are used to harvest produce and livestock, but there’s been a growing movement towards harvesting something new: renewable energy. Many farmers already use their land to produce renewable energy by growing corn to make ethanol, and many... Continue Reading »

“Q” is for Quality of Life

Ask any resource for a definition of “sustainable agriculture” and a focus on enhancing the quality of life for farmers, their workers, and their communities will always come up. Quality of life, as a broad concept, can mean many things.... Continue Reading »

“P” is for Permaculture

Permanent + agriculture = permaculture. Permaculture began as a collaboration between Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in Tasmania in the 1970s. Mollison, a forester, was impressed with the stability and productivity of mature forests. He believed that if humans observed... Continue Reading »