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Everything I Really Need to Know, I Learned Growing Up on a Farm

Faith. I've watched the planting of tiny seeds and had the assurance that they would sprout and make a good crop. I've watched a newborn calf struggle to its feet and understood this fragile animal would grow into a productive cow.

Compassion. I've seen my Dad get off his tractor to move a bird's nest out of the way so he could cultivate the field.

Patience. I know everything happens according to nature's schedule. We can't speed it up or slow it down; we can only work within its constraints.

Source: Progressive Farmer Magazine -- a column written by Editor Jack Odle

"To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves."
---Mohandas K. Ghandi


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Barefoot in the Forefront..

Eco-Farm:  Freedom from Electric Bills -Do it in the Dirt on TV!  

Farmers' markets are cost-effective ways to shop- Scotty's in the News

Scotty's again in the News! - Lakeland Ledger

Before You Pull out Your Wallet ::
  • Who profits from this sale?
  • Are you buying this product from a national chain, or buying locally from an independent business, coop, or family farm?
  • Where was this item grown or made?
  • How far did it travel?
  • Were farmers' or workers' rights protected?
  • Did the producer receive a living wage?
  • Is it certified organic or Fair Trade?
  • Is the company making or selling
    this item socially responsible?
  • Is this product genuinely ecological & healthy?
  • What would be an organic, local, and Fair Trade or Fair Made alternative?











She spins Spanish moss into beautiful blankets


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Consumer Union's 'NOT in my Food!'

Vermiculture - Interactive video for kids..


Superfoods' quarterback Tom Blueberry battling it out against Junk Foods running back "Big Mac."

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