Gardening writer Steve Solomon on Intelligent Gardening

I recently had Steve Solomon on The Ruminant Podcast. The man has been growing veggies for eating and seed for over forty years; he has a lot to say that young farmers can benefit from. Part one of our conversation just went up: In this long-form interview,  we discuss his new book, The Intelligent Gardener, which he … Continue reading

Interested In Seed Production? Dan Brisebois in Conversation

The latest two episodes of The Ruminant Podcast (available on the iTunes store and here) feature a conversation with Dan Brisebois, a young farmer with the Tournesol Farm Cooperative near Montreal, Quebec. Part one deals with the basics of getting started in veggie seed production, with an emphasis on how to incorporate seed production into … Continue reading

Farm Co-op Initiative on Southern Vancouver Island seeks Farmers

A good friend, colleague, raw dairy advocate, and all-around bovine enthusiast recently sent me the below announcement about the group she co-founded that intends to establish a farm-based community on Southern Vancouver Island. More details can be read on the group’s blog. OUR VISION OF A COMMUNITY FARM In order to address our concerns about … Continue reading

Seed, Glorious Seed! Hot mescluns and mustards!

I have a confession to make. I am in love: with seeds.  Just had to get that out. I am gaga for plants, I revel in tubers, rhizomes, and cuttings; but seeds are different. Seeds feel like wealth. They look like jewels. They taste like wellness. They grow with a passion all their own, guided … Continue reading

Zaklan Heritage Farm Potluck!

We can’t wait! Come check out Doug Zaklan’s 4th generation family farm in Surrey! We’re going to farm tour and potluck on this beautiful piece of land. 5 pm, Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 13278 84th avenue, Surrey, B.C. Contact: theyoungagrarians@gmail.com if you want to carpool:) ABOUT: Since 1928 Zaklan Heritage Farm has been growing quality food through … Continue reading

Farmer’s Filmanac – Capturing Young Agrarians

Presenting… drum roll… the first Young Agrarians video by Hannah Roessler. Video captured at the BC Food Systems Network 2012 Gathering! Hannah runs an incredible blog project called the Farmer’s Filmanac, a website dedicated to farmer-to-farmer knowledge sharing through text, photo and video. I can’t say enough about how awesome Hannah’s website is.  And the … Continue reading