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Category Archives: Friday’s Farm Fact

New Seagate Grape Crop

Fall is the season for grape harvesting in Baja California.  We have been fortunate this year that we have not had to deal with insect attacks and infestations nor very hot dry weather, as was the case during the summer of 2015.  As a result, the grapes are ripening and almost ready to harvest. This […]

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How Wildlife Gardens Can Save Animal Habitats

A wildlife garden is a growing space designed to attract a variety of animal habitats to minimize the need for maintenance and human intervention. Because wildlife gardening promotes biodiversity and aids natural pest control, many organic farmers incorporate these techniques to larger plots of agricultural land.

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The Dilemma of the Aging Organic Farmer

There’s a national emergency in organic farming today, and it has nothing to do with pest control, food supply, or consumer demand. The country’s most knowledgeable, experienced, and successful organic farmers have reached their golden years, and they’re worried about who will manage their farms in the future.

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How To Eat Organic Foods on a Budget

There’s a common misconception that organic foods are always more expensive and difficult to fit into the average grocery budget. However, many savvy consumers have found ways to cut toxins and hormones out of their diets without breaking the bank.

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What To Know About the European Union’s New Organic Food Rules

The organic farming industry has been booming throughout the European Union (EU), which has prompted the governing body to reassess organic rules and policies in the region. The European Commission says that the region’s organic market has quadrupled in size during the past decade, so rules need to be updated and adjusted to accommodate future developments and challenges.

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Organic Farming: Agriculture’s Answer to Climate Change

You can’t flip on the news these days without hearing about the devastating effects of climate change. Glaciers are melting, natural disasters are becoming more frequent, and wildlife species are losing their habitats every year. Not only does climate change affect these aspects of our environment, but it also threatens the world’s food supply. Long-term […]

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What Is Permaculture and How Does It Apply To Organic Farming?

By definition, permaculture is a design system, inspired by nature and based on environmental ethics, that helps man coexist with the earth in sustainable ways. The word, which was derived from “permanent agriculture” and “permanent culture,” was coined by a young Australian ecologist, David Holmgren, in the mid-1970s. 12 Core Principles of Permaculture Observe and […]

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