Good news all you magazine fans! The July 2020 issue focused on alternative and urban agriculture is now available to be purchased in physical or digital versions for $6.00: the digital issue is for free for subscribers. Allow 7-10 days for the issue to arrive after ordering.
The July issue is focused to on helping all growers think differently about their land, their technology and the markets they reach, just like those farmers in cities and small acreages with very little land have to do. Enjoy articles about fiber, repurposing waste, polycultures and much more. While articles in this issue are focused on small-scale, their methods and practices can be used on a huge variety of farms and ranches around the world. And just like every issue, our goal is to educate about soil health, no matter what environment you are growing and living in.
Here is just a sample of what is included in the July issue:
BY GERRY GILLESPIE
Household organic waste — kitchen scraps, in other words — should help regenerative agriculture instead of rotting in landfills.
Turning to Trees
BY TRACY FRISCH
Inspired by the ideas of farmer Mark Shepard, farmers in New York State are betting on nut trees as the future of agriculture.
Finding the Thread
BY REBECCA BURGESS
You’ve heard of the Slow Food Movement, but what about Slow Clothes? Learn why your “fibershed” is just as important as where your food comes from.
Coming July 1: Rebecca Burgess is also our guest on the July episode of Tractor Time podcast. Listen in as she elaborates on her book and this article.
BY LEIGH GLENN
A Florida man is using his backyard as a laboratory to create a food forest in a challenging climate.
BY DARCY AND DALE CAHILL
A multi-generational Italian family farm connects Rhode Island urbanites with an agricultural way of life.
Laws and Urban Land
BY LEAH PENNIMAN
Whether you decide to abide by the law, skirt the law or challenge the law, it is helpful to understand what restrictions apply to urban agriculture in your area.
BY ANNELIESE ABBOTT
Fear of a plundered and overpopulated planet steered farming toward the intensive practices of industrial agriculture.
Interview: Stefan Sobkowiak
Orchardist Stefan Sobkowiak operates Miracle Farms in Quebec. Six of the farm’s twelve acres are a permaculture orchard — a U-pick polyculture food forest.
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