Category Archives: agribusiness

Creating a Forest Garden

For years I’ve been fascinated by the concept of forest gardening. Elderberries grow in our woods, along with nut trees. But we’ve had little luck seeding logs with mushroom spores, getting ginseng to grow, or fostering the growth of berry … Continue reading

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Oh Honeybees, We Hardly Knew Ye

Beekeepers report 78% percent increase in bee loss over the winter. Continue reading

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Isabelle’s Life: Gently Raising Dairy Cows

The life every cow deserves. That’s Isabelle’s life. Read about her life on Bit of Earth Farm. Continue reading

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5 Steps You Can Take To Save Honeybees

94% of US corn crop is treated with bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides Continue reading

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Good Price on Honey? It’s Fake.

If you buy your honey from the grocery store, big box store, or drug store what is in that bottle isn’t real honey. Continue reading

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Small Farms Create More Jobs

excerpt: “All the ways being proposed to increase jobs right now are the same old methods that do not face the real cause of the dilemma. The awful truth is that we have created an economy that can’t afford people … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Cows and Pigs: Real Food Sovereignty

The more we bring responsibility for food back to our households, neighborhoods, and local regions the more we free ourselves from international market forces that affect our food supply. Continue reading

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