Cherokee and other Native American farmers have until Dec. 27 to claim damages as a result of a class-action suit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The settlement allows up to $760 million in monetary relief.
The folks at Giardini Trattoria devise a different kind of CSA for the tech age.
Local and organic farmers got a boost today at the Buncombe County commissioners’ annual retreat, as commissioners took in a presentation underlining how a “buy local” initiative could help the economy.
Ducklings quack and mutter, picking through the dirt for slugs and weed seeds. In a thicket of cerulean love-in-a-mist, bumblebees hum a slow bass line against the staccato cries of the chickadees flitting from branch to branch amid the apple trees. Then THWACK! An arrow hits a low bridge spanning a drainage ditch, momentarily silencing […]
Now in its 15th year, the Organic Growers School takes place on Saturday, March 8, at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock. Flat out: Jenifer Miller of Fisher Branch Farm in Marshall teaches the basics of seed-starting at last year’s Organic Growers School. Courtesy Ogs Begun in 1993, with 100 attending, the OGS has […]