by Lynne Whitbeck | Oct 18, 2022 | Down to Earth, Grazing, Orchards, Rural Communities, Working with Nature
Coley Burgess didn’t intend to do regenerative agriculture, but a series of happy accidents led him down a path toward healthier trees, a herd of animals, virtually no chemical or tractor use––and a more enjoyable life for himself and his family.
by Lynne Whitbeck | Nov 16, 2021 | Down to Earth, Orchards, Soil, Working with Nature
Soil microbiologist David Johnson has been collaborating with pecan farmer Josh Bowman to cultivate healthy soil that retains water and produces a more abundant—and more profitable—harvest. Josh in turn works with other growers to help them improve their operations.
by Lynne Whitbeck | Jul 29, 2021 | Down to Earth, Orchards, Rural Communities, Working with Nature
Orchardist Gordon Tooley knows apple trees–and has been cultivating rare and heirloom varieties for three decades. But for him it’s as much about the landscape and lifestyle as about the product. We talk about living slowly, observing closely, and promoting healthy land, water, wildlife, and human communities.
by Lynne Whitbeck | Jul 13, 2021 | Down to Earth, Orchards, Pest Management, Working with Nature
New England is lush and green—and all kinds of creatures want to eat a farmer’s crops. Apple grower and cider maker Steve Wood talks about Integrated Pest Management and its challenges.