“F” is for Forest Farming

According to the USDA, Forest Farming is, “the cultivation of high-value specialty crops under the protection of a forest canopy that has been modified to provide the correct shade level.” Before forest farming was “a thing,” it was just an... Continue Reading »

“E” IS FOR ECOSYSTEM

An ecosystem is, in it’s simplest terms, all the organisms and non-living components in an environment. The process of every ecosystem has an energy flow and a cycling of materials throughout it. There are numerous types of ecosystems including: ... Continue Reading »

“D” IS FOR DIVERSITY

Diversity is a loaded term in sustainable agriculture. We see it being significant in two ways: biological diversity and demographic diversity. The first, commonly referred to as “Bio-Diversity,” is a foundation of sustainable agriculture. According to Bioversity International, agricultural biodiversity... Continue Reading »

“C” IS FOR CROP ROTATION

Crop rotation is a practice that has been practiced for centuries. However, the concept of letting fields lay fallow didn’t come about until the 11th century, when farmers finally adopted the three plot planting system. This was also due,... Continue Reading »

“B” IS FOR BIODYNAMICS

According to the Biodynamic Association, "Biodynamics is a holistic, ecological and ethical approach to farming, gardening, food and nutrition." Rudolf Steiner, and Austrian writer and educator, developed the philosophy by combining his observations of the environment and how each piece of... Continue Reading »