My climate change plan: foster community

Casey distributes CSA shares. By Casey Holland, Red Tractor Farm Last season was different. A noticeable shift. And based on what I’ve heard from other farmers, they’ve noticed it too. A term that describes what’s happening is on our tongues: climate change. It is impacting our plans for next season as well as our outlook for the future. My plans will be based on which crops I’ve seen do the best last season with an awareness... Read More

The Art of the Seed: A Visit to the Hudson Valley Seed Library

The story of the Hudson Valley Seed Library reads much like that of a seed itself: accomplishing the extraordinary with very little.  Recently, a small group of young farmers and apprentices toured the Seed Library in the last meeting of the year of the Mid-Hudson CRAFT (Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training) group, to learn about its seed-saving operations. Beginning in 2004, farmer Ken Greene took to the task of saving and cataloguing... Read More