the shortage of livestock veterinarians is reaching "crisis levels"
Even after the lamb comes, the ewe continues to strain. Sticky with afterbirth, the ram lamb calls to his mother in quavering tenor, but though she lifts her head in his direction and lets out a low moan of response, her heaving sides won’t let her rise and go to him. In the compounded darkness […]
the incredible american-made, open source, radically accessible, and utterly adaptable tractor
The Oggún company created an innovative business model to build the perfect tractor-- and to make it affordable to small farmers everywhere.
sandra simone, rural farmer, jazz singer
Sandra Simone of Talladega County, Ala., is an award-winning organic farmer who used to be a jazz singer in the San Francisco Bay Area. “It took many years for my husband’s words — ‘We need to own our ancestors’ land’ — to click,” Simone said. “All I wanted was to get out of rural Alabama […]
write your way to a goat dairy
Ever wished and wished and wished beyond all reasonable hope that you could buy an organic farm with good will, passion, and desire? Well, now maybe you can! The owners of Humble Heart Farms, a 20 acre goat dairy in Northern Alabama, want to give their farm (along with its 55 milking goats, 3-bedroom ranch house, $20,000 […]
teaching farm fellow
Timeline Start Date: March 11, 2013 OR Start Date: May 27, 2013 End Date: March 10, 2014 End Date: May 23, 2014 Organizational Description In 2007, the founders of Jones Valley Teaching Farm transformed three and a half acres of vacant downtown Birmingham property into an urban farm, driven by the singular vision of making […]
Eating Alabama is a film about why food matters. What happens when a couple swears off processed, packaged, and prepared foods and instead finds everything they eat from local sources? It’s a story about community, history, sustainability, and relationships. Local eating isn’t just about the food - it’s also about the place. for more information […]