Tag Archives: local farms

Harvesting Hops, Brewing Hope for Sustainable Agriculture

This Labor Day weekend, I worked, volunteering with the harvest at Alpha Beta Hops, an organic Cascade hops producer in Ashland, OR. What better way for a small-scale, sustainable, organic agriculture advocate to spend Labor Day than supporting family farmers who … Continue reading

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Pro Bono Work: Growing Food + Local Farms

Spring and summer have kept me busy with my organic garden and pro bono work for a local Community Supported Agriculture program, Ashland-Talent Growers CSA. Most of my garden is planted on reclaimed lawn, with grass eliminated chemical-free using cardboard … Continue reading

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Article: Collaborative Community Supported Agriculture Program

Local, sustainably produced food is on the rise, as eaters seek fresh, healthful, safe food, and look to build communities and local economies. Farming involves significant start up costs and risk with low returns, and the average age of a … Continue reading

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Op-Ed: Investing Ourselves in Local, Sustainable Farms

This month is “Eat Local Month” where I live, full of ways to delight in our region’s cornucopia. In light of this, I placed a guest op-ed to the Ashland Daily Tidings about the need to go beyond buying local, … Continue reading

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