Category Archives: General

Thinking About A Wood Stove

My Son and I love a fire, however my wife will not allow a wood burner on the main floor.  Therefore I’m considering putting a wood stove in the basement.  Finding out the requirements and how they apply to a … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

Master Food Preserver

Many of you have heard of the Master Gardner program offered through the state extension services.  I have recently discovered that there also used to be a Master Food Preserver certification course.  I checked with the extension service in my … Continue reading

Posted in Food Preservation, General | Leave a comment

Market Gardening: A Start Up Guide

Some interesting information on Market Gardening is available from The National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service.

Posted in General | Leave a comment

MI Right to Farm Act & Detriot

The Detroit Free Press has two articles about the MI Right to Farm Act in connection to farming withing the city of Detroit. One is proposing changes The other says leave it alone.  

Posted in General, Right To Farm | Leave a comment

Organic Lawn Care

Paul Wheaton from www.permies.com has an interesting article on Organic Lawn Care

Posted in General | Leave a comment

Study against Roundup & Roundup-Ready Crops

http://farmandranchfreedom.org/gmo-miscarriages Interestingly a study points out that all may not be as good as claimed with GMO crops.

Posted in General | Leave a comment

USDA National Agroforestry Center

Interesting website from the USDA about Silvopasture, I’ve got some reading ahead of me. http://www.unl.edu/nac/silvopasture.htm Silvopasture combines trees with forage and livestock production. The trees are managed for high-value sawlogs and, at the same time, provide shade and shelter for … Continue reading

Posted in General, Land Restoration | Leave a comment

Michigan Right To Farm Act

I’ve been researching this law.  It basically give you the right to farm as long as you follow the established Generally Accepted Agricultural Management Practices (GAAMP).  the interesting part is there is no minimum farm size or amount of farm … Continue reading

Posted in General, Right To Farm | Leave a comment

I’m Now Blogging for Mother Earth News

Check it out at http://www.motherearthnews.com/blogs/blog.aspx?blogid=2147484070&tag=Jerry Ward

Posted in General | Leave a comment

Living Fences

I have been reading with interest about “Living Fences”. The advantage is that they are self-repairing and also serve as a windbreak. It does take a few years to be effective as a fence and moving it is a problem as it … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment