Essay: On Losing One's Bearings

It's possible to make so many changes to your farm business that you have no sense of how things are going whether for better or for worse. 

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"All Farmers Deserve to Make a Living!" Are We Sure About That?

Some recent high-profile articles written by farmers have lamented the crappy economics of farming. But we're not all struggling. One question many such articles fail to ask: is it possible that some farmers aren't making a living because they're not very good at farming?

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BC to further restrict use of the word [redacted] in the marketplace

The BC Ministry of Agriculture recently proposed legislation that would limit the use of the word organic in the marketplace to farmers who are certified organic

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There's Magic in the Air...

In which I take the piss out of myself...and provide some advertising tips

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As an Organic Farmer, I choose Certification

It's a tricky issue. But here's why I think you should certify your organic farm.

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A Fairy Tale, Retold

Two of the three little pigs were misunderstood. They weren't lazy; they had no tenure, man!

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Essay: On the Origins of Celery

"But at the moment when I made the connection between the celery and its growing environment, I began equating vegetable consumption with the notion of putting my mouth directly into the soil."

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7 Ways Farmers Justify Crappy Compensation for their Apprentices

A former apprentice and soon-to-be apprenticeship host suggests that farm apprentices, on average, aren't compensated enough, and shares his ideas for improving their lot

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