Humans have been farming and ranching in a way that fits their local regions for thousands of years, selecting plants that grow best and collecting seeds or cuttings from these well adapted plants. The result for present day humans has been a plethora of beautiful and nutritious choices. About fifty years ago the food industry began to develop food crops for ease of shipping, long shelf life on the supermarket shelf, and standardization—not taste or nutrition. The good news is that diversity of the food supply is actually increasing, at least for those who know where to find the seed to grow it. In this series of blogs, Dripworks hopes to make it easier for our readers to learn about the tradition of growing with heirloom seed and understand why today it is more important than ever.
Friday, January 23, 2015
|Beautiful Heirloom Beets|
Friday, January 9, 2015
All of us at DripWorks want to wish you a very Happy New Year and hope for a year of normal weather patterns with more rainfall for the many drought stricken areas all over the United States. Our resolutions cover landscape, fruit tree growing, and vegetable gardening.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Friday, October 31, 2014
|Red Acre Farm CSA-Cedar City, Utah|
This is the story of Sara Patterson, an energetic nineteen-year-old who has been farming in rural Utah for five years. She sells fruit, vegetables, meat, cheese, and eggs, all of which she raises. Hers is the story of a small family farm, a community supported agriculture farm, and how it can fit into today's world.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
In part one of this two part series, we discussed Agribon™, a row cover that shields plants from frost, wind, and insects. In part two we will discuss greenhouses and high tunnels, economical structures that can add to the bottom line (or feed a gardener’s addiction) by allowing four season crop production in most climates.