January 30, 2023
Can organic agriculture feed the world?

Many published studies have tried to answer the question of whether organic agriculture can feed the world, often concluding that it can't. As someone with scientific training, I shudder every time I read one of these articles. Why? Because most of them, if not all, have 3 underlying assumptions: (1) conventional agriculture CAN feed the […]

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January 20, 2023
Farming for what is worth

How much are you worth? I keep hearing in the media that so and so is worth so many millions of dollars. Whether on audio, video or blog format, content about making money and becoming rich fast has proliferated like crazy. Is that what it all comes down to? How much money you have or […]

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November 30, 2022
The crude reality of eating meat

I took many lives in the past few days, which brings a range of emotions. Many people have encouraged me to write about it, so I will try to share my experience as eloquently as I can. To start, it is very important to state an irrefutable fact about meat: we need to eat less […]

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January 27, 2022
So, what do you do in the winter?

This may be the most frequently asked question we get. Here are some answers! Chores We don’t grow plants over the winter, but we do keep our flock of laying hens, and we sell eggs year-round. Our hens stay in our nursery for the winter, happily scratching as the ground rarely freezes there. Like during […]

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January 5, 2022
The real cost of small-scale egg production

A lot of people dream of keeping chickens in their backyard. If you are one of the lucky ones not hindered by local by-laws, you may be wondering whether it is worth it. We wanted to share an economic analysis to help you make the decision. The benefits Chickens are amazing animals. They are resilient […]

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March 2, 2021
Seeds II: Harnessing their full potential

How many seeds to get? The better question may be: how many plants do you want to eat? For example, if you know that you eat 3 heads of lettuce/week between June and September, you would need 3 lettuce x 16 weeks = 48 plants. We tend to buy 30% more seeds than what we […]

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January 24, 2021
Seeds: The promise of an abundant future

Seeds are a treasure for both plants and animals, holding potential for future growth and nourishment. Here is a brief overview of seeds that we hope you will find helpful. Please leave your questions and comments below! What is a seed? Seeds are plants waiting to be born. They usually contain an embryo, a protective […]

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