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Production Planning for the Beginner Farmer: Building Resiliency in the Event of a Zombie Apocalypse

  By Tracy Sweely I’ll be the first to admit that I’m no expert when it comes to Zombies. In fact, I felt obliged to do a little cursory
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Graduation Day for a Beginner Farmer

By Tracy Sweely I have been farming for four years. So I guess it makes sense that it’s time for my graduation from “Beginner Farmer” status, kind of like
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New USDA Plant Hardiness Zones

The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based
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Rainwater Harvesting Online Calculator

Brad Lancaster has this really nice rainwater harvesting calculator on his site. This is a great tool to help you learn how much water you can catch off your
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Martin Crawford’s Forest Garden – Video

Adding a forest garden to your yard or farm is a great way to increase biodiversity while growing edible crops—where nature does most of the work. In this video,
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Is Your Soil Ready For Planting?

The key to raising healthy vegetables and herbs is by first starting with great soil. How do you know how good your soil is? A soil test is a
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Seed Terminology

It is that time of the year to start buying vegetable and flower seeds for the garden or farm.  As you page through seed catalogs, or browse seed racks
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What is Late Blight, and How To Control It – Videos

Heard of Late Blight but not sure how to determine if plants in your garden or farm have it? This short two part video series will help you identify
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CSA Farm Planning Software

Whether you are new at starting a CSA farm, or already have experience, this downloadable tool can help simplify your planning. The Fantastic Farm & Garden Calculator handles all
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2011 Grant for Seasonal High Tunnels for Food and Other Specialty Crop Production

Natural resource benefits from using tunnel structures may include: improved plant quality, improved soil quality, and improved water quality through methods such as reduced nutrient and pesticide transport. During
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