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Produce During Wartime: Veterans Receive Farmer Training, Participate in Local Food Movement

Produce During Wartime: Veterans Receive Farmer Training, Participate in Local Food Movement

Check out this story about a soldier turned farmer who advocates connecting veterans with farmers to create mutually beneficial partnerships. Matthew McCue’s memories of the time he spent in Iraq as a soldier are probably not what you would think. Along with the checkpoints, daily patrols, and desert heat, Matthew remembers vegetable gardens, carts brimming […]

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Time for a new course on industrial hemp

Time for a new course on industrial hemp

This important story comes to us from The Bismarck Tribune, and covers one fourth-generation farmer with the courage to speak out in favor of Industrial Hemp farming in America. Author Credit: WAYNE HAUGE. Enjoy! I am a fourth generation farmer, grandfather of three, and have never been arrested for anything. I traveled to Washington, D.C. […]

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Hemp, an option for farmers, and the public option

Hemp, an option for farmers, and the public option

This article comes to us from the Progressive Party blog. By Rep. David Zuckerman This week a Vermonter, Will Allen, joined others from around the country in an act of civil disobedience in order to get attention to the laws governing hemp cultivation. By attempting to plant help seeds on the lawn of the US Drug […]

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The Market for Hemp: Why Are We NOT Growing This Crop??

The Market for Hemp: Why Are We NOT Growing This Crop??

Hemp is a distinct variety of the plant species Cannabis sativa L. It  is a tall, slender fibrous plant similar to flax or kenaf.  Farmers worldwide have harvested the crop for the past 12,000 years for fiber and food, and Popular Mechanics once boasted that over 25,000 environmentally friendly products could be derived from hemp. […]

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Watch Farmers Plant Hemp on DEA HQ Lawn!

Watch Farmers Plant Hemp on DEA HQ Lawn!

VoteHemp.com Rocks ! Here is a sweet 4 Minute YouTube Clip on the October 13 2009  hempseed planting at DEA HQ in Virginia.  America’s first two presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were hemp farmers. America’s rich history is intertwined with hemp as a vital natural resource for food, feed, and fiber. Why can’t America grow […]

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Save Money on Organic Food: Join a Natural Foods Co-op

Save Money on Organic Food: Join a Natural Foods Co-op

Put off by the high price of organic food? Try buying in bulk at a food co-op. Planet Green posted this great article about the benefits of belonging to an organic food co-op.  We’ve got one going in our little community of Ojai, and chances are, there’s one near you that you don’t even know […]