Last month, we visited some nuns on the ranch, and this month, we bring you the Cheesemaking Monk of Manitoba!
For the young, traveling, and farm-curious, WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) has long been a rite of passage. Modern Farmer provides a great basic “Do’s & Don’ts: WWOOFing” for those considering a stint of service.
The issue of aging farmers is always present, but young people entering into farming seems to be especially in the news lately…One idea launched by the National Young Farmers Coalition (petition at link) suggests that the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program include forgiving the educational debts of those choosing to go into farming as a profession.
Love almonds? Or maybe almond butter, or almond milk? Each month there seems to be more concerning news about the staggering resource drain required to grow almonds. In California, the impact is especially dire.
Since President Obama didn’t mention much of anything having to do with food or farms during the official State of the Union, Mark Bittman took it upon himself to address the current State of Food in our country.
Humanity in general seems to be playing with some pretty scary potential unintended consequences these days. Case in point: nanoparticles, or specifically in this case, nanopesticides. A mix of interesting possibilities and sci fi horror.
Not at all terrifying? Farmers coming up with awesome farm names like “Neverdun Farm”, “Fruit Loop Acres”, or our personal favorite “Second Cloud on the Left Farm”.