Category Archives: Farm Viability

What are the attributes?
1. Collaborative Farming
2. Attitude
3. Knowledge
4. Scale
5. Innovation
6. Planning
7. Business Acumen – relationship marketing, relevant financial analysis, record keeping
8. On-going Training
9. Diversification
10. Social Intelligence

There is Hope Despite Passing the Carbon Tipping Point in September

After a week of struggling with my feelings about humanity, and what we do to each other, to life, to the land and to the Earth, and then learning that we passed the carbon tipping point in September (http://motherboard.vice.com/read/goodbye-world-weve-passed-the-carbon-tipping-point-for-good), I … Continue reading

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Is Local Food “Making It” in Ontario?

The signs are not good. Two really great local food places have closed down in Wellington County this year. They were big players when I helped with the launch of the region’s taste~real local food brand in 2011. Over and … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: No-till Vegetable Production

“We’re producing roughly $100,000 in vegetable sales per crop acre per year with over half of that revenue paying our year-round employees’ salaries.” Visit them here.

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Publication of my Nuffield Study Report

Executive Summary Agriculture 3.0: a New Paradigm for Agriculture Study Topic: As a 2013 Nuffield Scholar, Gayl is seeking to redefine what it really means to be sustainable in food and farming, by asking: ‘If Agriculture 1.0 is subsistence farming … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Thursday: Farm Profitability

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Out of Commission

I am always at my best when near agriculture, especially animal husbandry. I need animals in my vicinity! And I feel so good in a barn! I am away from it all right now, in beautiful Innsbruck, because tomorrow, I … Continue reading

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Traditional Farming in Transylvania

Imagine! You live in a cozy small home heated with wood. You have a compact barn with a hayloft in your backyard, and the rest of the space is yard and vegetable garden (it could be elsewhere in the village). … Continue reading

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