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New farms, Old ways



I had a chance to visit one of the new kind of dairy farmers yesterday – the kind who fills a farm

with a variety of people, and animals, plants and trees, and new ideas. This kind of farmer is fascinated with the way things work: how water and air flow through soil, how organic matter is built up or depleted, the impacts of plowing, the intricacies of grazing, the behavior of cows, chickens, predator hawks, shepherd…

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Added by davidreed on October 6, 2011 at 3:16pm — 1 Comment

North Florida Fall Garden Primer Course

On August 14 from 9:00 to 12:00 the Loga

Springs Academy on 931 NE 1th Avenue, Gainesville Florida will host a gardening boot camp, complete with coffee and donuts, lunch, resources and info to go, and the hands-on assistance of several local experts.




We are a loosely-connected group…

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Added by davidreed on August 4, 2010 at 11:13am — No Comments

Defining the "Food Movement"

There is a “movement” in the US that revolves around food. Words such as: local, grassroots, small, organic, natural, alternative, sustainable, regenerative, specialty, niche, family, community supported, whole, fresh, foodsheds, farmer’s markets, cooperatives, pick-your-own, buying clubs, food security, agritourism, rural development, and farmland preservation give a general idea of this trend. It is fueled by the eternal attraction of foods and farming; health problems related to diet; energy… Continue

Added by davidreed on January 27, 2009 at 3:40pm — 2 Comments

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