Tag Archives: farmland preservation

Thought of the Week

Everything else – culture, art and science – depends upon adequate agricultural production. Obscured in prosperous time, such connections become starkly apparent when agriculture falters. Recently, the problem of environmental refugees fleeing the effects of soil erosion began to rival … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

We keep covering up our farmland with houses and pavement.  What are we going to do when we run out of farmland? Dig up the pavement, tear down the houses? Why aren’t we preserving and protecting our farmland, and building … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

Even innovative adaptations cannot make up for a lack of fertile soil to sustain increased productivity.  As long as people take care of their land, the land can sustain them. –Dirt

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Sweet Hills Farm – New Farm Video

Here’s a groovy little video for y’all of the first disking on the New Farm.  Hope you like it!

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Sweet Hills Farm – New Farm

We’ve all heard of fixer-upper houses – how about a fixer-upper farm?  That’s what we have been doing over the winter – preparing a neglected piece of farmland for its first crop in many years! The property which borders our … Continue reading

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Running Out Of Land

Arable land use worldwide grew 33% between the 1960’s and the 2000’s, contributing greatly to the improved food supply.  But, we’re running out of new places to farm.  The Food and Ag. Organization of the U.N. says arable land in … Continue reading

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