How Many Eggs Does a Chicken Lay?

How many eggs a chicken eggs depends on the type of chicken among other factors, including climate. A mature laying hen will produce an egg about every other day. Three laying hens will give you an average of two eggs a day. Leghorns, Plymouth Rock, Red Star, Light Sussex and … Read more

Organic Farmers Stand Up and Sue Corporate Giant, Monsanto

Over 270 000 organic farmers have stood up and sued Monsanto, a corporate agricultural giant. This was done with the help of the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association. The paperwork was submitted on the March 30th, 2011. Organic Farmers Monsanto is a huge multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation, founded in … Read more

Ecological Agriculture for a Better World

People often don’t realize that a country can produce vast amounts of food but still have millions of people among their own population go hungry everyday. Because the commercial food industry has become a mix or corporate giants, meeting the needs of smaller, local communities with high quality produce has … Read more

Food Preservation: How Preserving Food Effects Our Lives

There’s a basic fact about the food we eat: it’s perishable. Any time you’ve pulled some forgotten takeout from the back of your fridge, or observed the terrarium of mold that was once a fresh loaf of bread knows this. Our food is derived from organic life, plant or animal … Read more

Growing Pumpkins for Fun and Food

When growing pumpkins there are so many different ways to use the celebrated fall holidays to provide a fun environment for the surrounding community and is a sustainable way to make a living. Of course you don’t need to grow your own pumpkins, but it certainly can be fun. Check … Read more

The Slow Food Movement is Rapidly Catching On

In contrast to the monoculture of fast food quickly overtaking the globe, the Slow Food Movement is a grassroots organization started in Italy that strives to preserve traditional and regional cuisine and encourages the farming of plants and raising livestock that are characteristic to the local ecosystem. It is a … Read more

Ostrich Farming: The Advantages of the Flightless Bird

Ostriches are farmed in over 100 countries and, when you look at the benefits of ostrich farming, it is clear why. Ostriches require less maintenance and less feed. They are free roaming and, as humans, we can get quite a few necessities from these birds. First of all, they are … Read more

Are Genetically Modified Foods Safe or Sustainable?

In United States’ environmental communities, genetically modified (GM) foods are often seen as unnatural and therefore harmful. In other countries, such as France, they are banned altogether, embracing natural techniques of raising plentiful crops. Despite excessive marketing campaigns, government endorsement and the pervasiveness of genetically modified foods, strong arguments indicate … Read more

The Hopi – Early Innovators of Dry Land Farming

The Native Americans of the dry American Southwest creatively solved the problem of farming with very little rainfall by independently inventing and implementing the dry land farming agricultural technique. The ancient Anasazi people as well as the long-present Hopi, Tewa, Zuni, and Navajo tribes continue to use the innovations of … Read more

Home Fish Farming – Far Easier to Catch a Fish

Have you ever dreamed of being a farmer, gazing out over your herd of cattle as the sun sets on the horizon? It’s a romantic notion but not realistic for most of us. After all, you need a lot of land, a lot of cattle and a lot of experience … Read more

What is the Difference Between Annuals and Perennials?

What is the difference between annual plants and perennial plants? It’s quite simple. Annual plants are plants that complete their life cycle in one year or less, while perennial plants are plants that can take anywhere from two to 20 years to complete their lifecycle. Many people like to use … Read more