Touch the Soil News #1939 (Feature Photo – Vegetables – (USDA Public Domain) Jaymie of Rutabaga Ranch explains how profitability came to a 1.5 acre farm growing 45 different crops. Farm productivity was increased by following season extension protocols. You can visit their Website here and watch the video below: https://rutabaga-ranch.com/
Category: Growing Food
Growing Your Own in 2023 – 10 Hours a Week
Touch the Soil News #1907 (Feature Photo – Heirloom Tomatoes – Public Domain, USDA) Justin Rhodes shows us how to grow much of what we eat by putting in only 10 hours a week. Covering not just the crops but preparation, seeding and more. You can watch his video here:
What Comes First, the Chicken or the Egg?
The answer to a growing number of households is the chicken that lays the egg. High egg prices are rousing our desires to be farmers in our own little way. First Coast News brings the video and the story. https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/entertainment/television/programs/gmj/people-starting-backyard-chicken-coops-amid-high-egg-prices-farmer-says/77-67c09d7e-be49-4a45-9526-6edfd18a3b19
The Growing-Food Paradigm
Positive Future News #948 (Feature Photo – Food Garden – CCA SA 2.0 Generic – United Nations) Challenges to accessing food are far reaching. There are things like income issues, supply chain kinks and inflation to name a few. Then, even if you have the land and water, what ae the best food crops to…
The Grow-Your-Own Megatrend – Just the Tip of the Iceberg
Touch the Soil News #1831 (Feature Photo – Victory Garden Consciousness– Public Domain) https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19556421 When an emerging phenomenon takes on the stature of a Mega Trend, there are generally multiple drivers (reasons) for something gaining in stature in our cultures. The grow-your-own food concept has gained stature for a variety of reasons. Let’s list 10…
The Changing Face of Growing Food
Historically, conventional farmers established relationships with the USDA – to sign up for federal programs and guidance. So how would that work for a non-traditional farming operation in the city? While the USDA is working on expanding its outreach to urban farming, perhaps you should see what your state offers. Local 21News brings the story…
Urban Farming – Contributing to a Nation’s Productivity
Touch the Soil News #1775 (Feature Photo– Kitchen Garden – CCA SA 4.0 International) Modern Farmer journalist Dan Nosowitz, brings the story of urban farming productivity. The message that folks can make a difference in their efforts at growing food is encouraging. You can read the story here: https://modernfarmer.com/2022/01/urban-farming-productive/
Do You Have Any Personal Agricultural Assets?
Positive Future #883 (Feature photo – Food Gardening – CCA SA 3.0 Unported, Arnaud 25) Agricultural assets include land with reasonable topsoil and water, all located in a place that has a growing season. The purpose of posing the question comes on the heels of a new report from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO),…
Cape Town, Africa – Getting Serious About Growing Food
Touch the Soil News #1752 (Feature Photo – Cape Town – CCA SA 2.0 Generic, Damien du Toit) The Independent Online news portal in Cape Town, Africa, brings a story of how the city, in a unified effort, plans to fund and assist 720 micro farmers. Cape Town is one of those mega-cities that…
How Important Is Growing Food in Chicago?
Positive Future #817 (Feature photo – Satellite Photo of Chicago – CCA Sa 3.0 IGO) WTTW News brings us a story from Chicago that reveals how growing your own food was derailed by covid concerns and artificial barriers to water. The right and opportunity to grow your own food has – in Chicago – taken…