Category Archives: Conservation

What You Need to Know about Sustainable Agriculture

What You Need to Know about Sustainable Agriculture

For decades, food production in the United States has been dominated by industrial agriculture. Under this system, large farms continue to grow the same few crops each year with the help of huge quantities of chemical pesticides and fertilizers. In other words, as many argue, it’s a system that damages our soil, water, air, and… Continue Reading

What You Need to Know about Joining a CSA

What You Need to Know about Joining a CSA

If you’re interested in eating more fresh produce and supporting your local food system at the same time, you might want to consider joining a community-supported agriculture (CSA) program. CSAs are kind of like a subscription service for produce: you pay a flat fee to join, and then you collect a box of vegetables and… Continue Reading

6 of the Best Reasons to Start a School Garden

6 of the Best Reasons to Start a School Garden

Today, school gardens are cropping up all over the country as part of the growing farm-to-school movement. According to research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, as of 2013, nearly 27 percent of US public elementary schools had a school or classroom garden program—and that percentage is growing all the time. So why exactly are… Continue Reading

10 Things You Need to Know about Organic Farming

10 Things You Need to Know about Organic Farming

Once found only in specialty or health food stores, organic food seems to be just about everywhere these days. However, despite the mainstream presence of a wide variety of organic products, many consumers are still not entirely clear about what the term “organic” actually means. If you’re one of them, then read on for a… Continue Reading

This Is How Farmers Are Using Water More Efficiently

This Is How Farmers Are Using Water More Efficiently

As the global population increases and climate change alters rainfall patterns, it’s becoming increasingly important to use water as efficiently as possible. Even now, half of the world’s biggest cities face water scarcity. If our use of water continues on a “business as usual” basis, demand will be 40 percent higher than supply in less… Continue Reading