When the pandemic hit, our grocery stores suffered, and so did many people because there wasn’t enough food. So, how do we create a sustainable food system in our communities? One farming couple gives their take on it.
Returning to canning has been the thing to do. Not only will having the extra stock in your cabinets feed you during the winter, but sisters Lisa Witcher and Joyce Davis will tell you it’s a great way to get in some good family time.
Within the past two years, the Virginia Cooperative Extension has put a focus on mental health. They’re holding sessions to help farmers recognize when they’re under a lot of stress, and ways to manage it.
To ensure a craft isn't lost, passing it down to the next generation is a must. Although restorative forestry has made a resurgence, keeping this skill alive requires the next generation to take the reins so to speak.
Traditional methods – even those dating back to the Middle Ages – may be the best way to handle some of our modern day dilemmas, even when it comes to caring for our forests. Within the past several years there’s been a resurgence of horse logging.
Draft breed horses are known for their size, strong bodies, and great working capabilities. Back in February, Neesey Payne took a trip to Ridgewind Farms in Floyd to learn how these horses are being used in restorative forestry. And while there, she learned a great deal about the history of these horses.
If you're planning on growing produce this year, now's the time to start seeding those winter crops. Fields Edge Farm in Floyd will be turning into a classroom this year. They'll be holding workshops to help you grow your best garden yet.