The Best Alternative Grain Flours to Have in Your Pantry—If There’s Enough to Go Around

The image of rolling, golden wheat fields is quintessential—observed on the flag of Ukraine as well as in Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” lyrics—but 2022 is yielding many damaged or blighted fields. From the ongoing war in Ukraine to the significant drought stretching Across North America, staple grains on which millions rely are … Read more

Opinion: Community and School Gardens Don’t Magically Sprout Bountiful Benefits

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. While it is widely understood magically that community and school gardening have innumerable health, well-being and educational benefits, it’s important to realize these benefits don’t appear when gardens take root. Over past six years, I’ve worked closely with educators, … Read more

Have Farmers Failed to Tell Their Story? – A Year in the Life of a Farmer

Agriculture is in the news in a major way these days. While just a couple of months ago, the big story in agriculture was mass hunger and even starvation due to Russia’s invasion of exporting powerhouse Ukraine, the story has changed in the last few weeks. While the threat of hunger hasn’t diminished in any … Read more

Chicken Fungal Infection | Fungal Diseases in Poultry

As poultry keepers we know that, despite our best attempts at biosecurity and no matter how we keep our coops carefully, occasionally something will evade our efforts and affect our flocks. A sweltering, high-heat day may induce deadly heat stress. Or bacteria unintentionally carried in from a visitor’s farmyard can cause life-threatening contagion. The predatory … Read more

The CEO Who Wants Us to Care More About the Humanity Behind Our Food

At first glance, the offerings from the Washington, DC-based soup company Supergirl seem pretty straightforward. The company specializes in vegan and kosher soup and gazpacho, as well as soup toppers that customers can mix and match. There’s the classic tomato soup, a beet gazpacho available in a portable container and even vegan “cheesy” croutons. Sara … Read more

Growing Resistance: How Black-Led Organizations Are Feeding Louisville

LeTicia Marshall’s backyard is filled with raised beds. Her front yard contains no less than three greenhouses and her side yard would be home to more crops if she didn’t require room for her kids to play. Compared to the spacious rural farm she grew up on, Marshall’s growing operation is small, and limited to … Read more