Sustainable farming practices, explained

Nok-Noi Ricker | BDN Ellen Mallory (right), University of Maine sustainable agriculture research program leader, talks about grain stalks with Bangor native Alex Bennett, who is developing a drinking straw made of straw, on Thursday at the University of Maine...

Don’t believe the lie: Organic farming CAN feed the world

(NaturalNews) One of the arguments often used to defend genetically-modified (GM) crops purports that biotechnology is necessary to feed the world, as non-GM and organic farming methods by themselves are incapable of producing enough food for everyone. But the truth...

Food hub to come back for the spring!

This Tuesday we will not have any food for the food hub.  But one week from Tuesday it will start up again, hopefully to continue weekly from now on to next winter.  Our focus will be providing food locally and not driving it long distances to Huntsville or Madison!!...

Lots of exciting activities!!!!

Since I have gotten back from Brazil several activities will be going on!  Tim, my other half, has decided to start farming!  That is life changing to us here on our farm!  To have one’s partner participating and supporting future goals is so exciting!  I hope that we...

Home from Brazil!!

I had such a great trip to Brazil!! I got to travel to Salvador, a city in Bahia, the oldest city in the country. It had a lot of interesting history and culture as well as some beautiful beaches!! My feet got swollen and sunburned but other than that no issues!!...

Gleaned Kale!!

We have a friend in our neighborhood who has some extra kale but does not want to sell it. She does want to give it to anyone elderly who cannot pick it for themselves or any low-income person who cannot afford to buy it. Please let us know by Monday afternoon if you...

Our first food hub day!

We are just getting organized but all food was sold!  Don’t forget to go order food athttp://Whirlwindfarm.netWe hope to offer several venders with other products as time goes by!  Let us know if you want to participate!Our location is on the corner of South Valley...

How to participate in the food hub!

Next Tuesday is our first pick up for the food hub! Please go to whirlwindfarm.net to place your order! You can pay on delivery or pay on-line. We will also have locally grown kiwi, no chemicals or fertilizers, at three for $1! They are usually $0.69 to $1.50 each at...

We are starting a food hub!

Now what is a food hub? The definition from the national good food network says a food hub is a business or organization that actively manages the bringing together, distribution and marketing of food products from local regional producers to strengthen their ability...

Alabama Water Rally! We are in a serious drought!!

There is a Rally March 17th – 19th at Camp McDowell in Navoo, Alabama that has been set up to reconnect roots, rivers and allies.  As everyone knows we are in a severe drought and this meeting is to teach, network, train, organize anyone who is interested in learning...

10 Reasons Recycling Will Save Humanity

This article did not appear to be finished when I go to the end of it but it had some very sobering statistics in it about plastic that I thought would be good for many people to know!! 10 Reasons Recycling Will Save Humanity

Pioneer of Permaculture dies

Many of us our sad at the loss of Bill Mollison! A great loss! Tributes flow in for permaculture ‘father’ Bill Mollison

Ways to register for Agroshare.com

There are three ways to participate to our page! The first is just to come and read articles or click on links without leaving your email or any information about yourself. Our page is free to the public. The second way is to leave an email address at the lower right...

Thermos-Like Passive Homes Aggressively Save Energy (Video)

We attempted to build our house as passively solar as we could.  I was not crazy about the cement floor as a heat sink because walking on it for years is harder on our backs!  But it has been worth it as we only light the heater once in the morning and it lasts all...

How to Raise Trillions for Green Investments

There is a great section in the New York Times on sustainable living.  That is where this article and the previous one came from.  I am going to work to find news on a daily basis from the best sources to help us in our journey to a more sustainable future.  If you...

With Food Hub, Premium Produce May Reach More New Yorkers’ Plates

A great article about getting healthier, locally grown food where it usually is hard to find, programs for the elderly! I would love to be able to do that here in the south.  Most local, small, retirement center programs in many small communities have food that is...

Learning Big!! Technology, technology!

I am learning how to use our site today as well as a new iPhone and how to transfer pictures from websites, my phone and my iPad!! With a little time maybe I can still learn do all this!! I have noticed that many websites I go to about organic, sustainable gardening...

Organic or Non-organic Taste Test

Organic or Non-organic?Can you tell an organic produce from a non-organic one just by the way it tastes, smell or looks?Check out this video. It is funny but also very interesting.