Category: Organic Farming

Expansion costs hit profit at Ballymaloe cooke…

Expansion costs hit profit at Ballymaloe cookery school – Independent.ie

Darina Allen at the Ballymaloe Cookery School. Photo: Tony GavinDarina Allen at the Ballymaloe Cookery School. Photo: Tony Gavin

By Gordon Deegan

  • Expansion costs at Ballymaloe Cookery School in Co Cork contributed to accumulated profits dropping marginally to €2.63m at the firm last year.

New accounts show that accumulated profits at the firm that operates the cookery school declined slightly from €2.684m in the 12 months to the end of last…

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Beyond Lettuce: How To Grow Great Mesclun Mix …

Beyond Lettuce: How To Grow Great Mesclun Mix – The Good Heart Life

Organic Purple Mizuna, Arugula, and Tokyo Bekana growing in the field, learn how to grow mesclun mix

Organic Purple Mizuna, Arugula, and Tokyo Bekana growing in the field

We call the salad greens that make up our mesclun mix ‘gateway vegetables’—because even if you’re a meat and potatoes kind of person, you probably have a salad with dinner.

Think you don’t like radishes?  Oops, I just slipped some in your salad, and they’re dancing around with the cucumbers waiting to delig….

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Soil Science and Compost – Gulf Coast Gardenin…

Soil Science and Compost – Gulf Coast Gardening

Source: Soil Science and Compost – Gulf Coast Gardening

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The Cold Spring | Vermont Valley Community Far…

The Cold Spring | Vermont Valley Community Farm

Planting onions on Tuesday, that gorgeous 70 degree day. Sophon and Ryna in foreground. (Left)

The thermometer reads 70 degrees Tuesday and there are still a few piles of snow strategically distributed around the farm, lest we forget we had a blizzard only a few days ago.

The crew is planting onions this week; the onions that were diligently cared for as they patiently waited to be planted. For…

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WWOOFing – I’m going to France y’all! – Curate…

WWOOFing – I’m going to France y’all! – Curated Adventure

roujan2.jpgPart of making this trip possible, was figuring out how to live as cheaply as possible as long as possible abroad.  Luckily I discovered, WWOOF – World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms.

WWOOF is a worldwide movement linking volunteers with organic farmers and growers to promote cultural and educational experiences based on trust and non-monetary exchange, thereby helping to build a…

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Soil Maintenance for Organic Farms – ~ organic…

Soil Maintenance for Organic Farms – ~ organic cotton clothing & more ~

By kasperorganics – organic cotton Growing organic produce, cotton, and other crops is about more than not spraying chemicals. While avoiding chemicals is important, soil maintenance is also a main focus for organic farmers. The soil is a crucial component to growing and many organic farmers are quite mindful of their soil health and care. Building healthy, strong soil can be quite an extensive…

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Organic Coffee Must Be Grown Naturally | Coffe…

Organic Coffee Must Be Grown Naturally | Coffee Shop Express

KEN BRADFORD Organic coffee has many health benefits. For a coffee to be certified organic, the coffee farmers must prove that the land on which the coffee trees are grown and the coffee beans are free of fertilizer, pesticides or any other chemical. In other words, organic coffee must be grown naturally. The Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA) of 1990 authorized the U.S. Department of…

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Do We Need Another Organic Label? | Organic Ma…

Do We Need Another Organic Label? | Organic Matters

by Melody Meyer

Last fall the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) made the decision not to prohibit hydroponic and container growing methods in organic production. This decision left some members of the organic community infuriated and galvanized. They vowed to dig in and create a label that meant something mo….

Source: Do We Need Another Organic Label? | Organic Matters

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Britain’s organic market celebrates sixth year…

Britain’s organic market celebrates sixth year of growth | C3000: Food production

The Organic Research Centre has shared news of the Soil Association’s 2018 Organic Market Report which reveals that the UK organic market is now worth £2.2 billion, growing 6% in 2017. The market has had six years of steady growth, with organic accounting for 1.5% of the total UK food and drink market. In 2017, the amount of farmland in co…. Source: Britain’s organic market celebrates sixth year…

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Season 3 Episode 7 — Tammy Kurtz interview — T…

Season 3 Episode 7 — Tammy Kurtz interview — The Real Food Chain

Podcast Link!! Co-host links: The Real Food Chain Rich Bowden Writing World Organic News Welcome to Season 3, episode 7 of the season dedicated to wholefoods in the marketplace.