A Homegrown Concert, a Nationally Harvested Message – a reportback from Farm Aid 2013

This article was originally posted at sustainablekentucky.com. Twenty Seven years ago, before I even liked carrots, a serious farm crisis was going down and it was about to take family farms with it. In the seventies, leading up to the crisis, interest rates were low, export commodities were high, and farmers, hoping to become more efficient, increased production and borrowed money to purchase land and equipment. During the credit crisis of the eighties,... Read More

Veterans Agriculture Project Creates an Agricultural Legacy in Kentucky

At the intersection of Ridgewood and Pauline in Berea, Kentucky, three military veterans assemble raised beds and blend a potting mix for their most recent community garden project. Meanwhile, in a nearby kitchen, others use yesterday’s harvest to cook the community lunch and preserve bushels of tomatoes for winter nourishment. These urban gardeners are members of The Veterans Nutritional Program, one half of the Veterans Agriculture Project supported... Read More