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Join CaliKim in her beautiful Southern California urban organic garden as she shares her garden how to's and tips, healthy garden-to-table recipes and home DIY's. New episodes added regularly.

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  • Beginning Farmer Learning Network
    Are you a beginning farmer in New York state who has been farming for at least three years? Is the farm business you manage at a crossroads, needing to improve efficiency, scale up, or make other major changes to achieve long-term viability? Do you need some decision support to improve profitability of the farm business after 3-9 years of running it? Farmers at this stage are often faced with critical decisions that determine the long-term viability of their operation.   You don’t need [...]
  • Compost photo by Fine Gardening
    One of the most useful tools in the arsenal of farmers is composting. In addition to having environmental benefits, composting is good for the garden as well. By taking natural waste products and allowing them to break down prior to adding them to soil, gardens are infused with nutrients that aid in plant and crop growth. Composting also saves money that would otherwise be spent on fertilizer or garbage pickup, making the process even more appealing. If you worry about the amount of time, [...]
  • Farmer Jobs
    The Evergreen State College is a progressive, public liberal arts and sciences college located in Olympia, Washington, in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Since opening its doors in 1971, Evergreen has established a national reputation for leadership in developing innovative interdisciplinary, collaborative and team-taught academic programs. The college has a vibrant undergraduate program, graduate programs, and public service centers that constitute a unique academic setting. The college [...]
  • Farm Hand Job
    Onsite farm hand job on a self sufficient farm in Berthoud, Colorado Simply Natural Dairy is a small self sufficient family farm on 20 acres along the Little Thompson River. Their goal is to become self sufficient and sell excess farm products within the local community. The farm was doing well and they hosted some public events to help with additional funding for the farm, but that changed when the farm was devastated by the 2013 flood. They are working hard to rebuild and they are looking for [...]
  • Sustainable Agriculture Grants and News
    USDA NEWS New Farm Storage Financing Options for Meat, Dairy, and Eggs – For most farmers, on-farm storage is essential to keeping food fresh and safe prior to marketing. Depending on the size, on-farm storage facilities can be costly to build and install, and not always financially feasible for small and beginning farmers. The good news is that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has recently expanded eligibility for very low interest farm loans to farmers to help defray the costs of [...]
  • Beginning Farmers Survey
    The MSU Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS), Michigan Food and Farming Systems (MIFFS), and MSU Student Organic Farm (SOF) are colloborating on the USDA Beginning Farmer Rancher Development Grant Program. This survey is designed to gain insight of selected characteristics experiences, and needs of beginning farmers in Michigan. It will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. Your responses are greatly appreciated. Click here to begin. For questions and comments, please contact Shakara [...]