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Partner Film Screening: The Biggest Little Farm
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Partner Film Screening: The Biggest Little Farm

A testament to the immense complexity of nature, The Biggest Little Farm follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land. When the barking of their beloved dog Todd leads to an eviction notice from their tiny LA apartment, John and Molly Chester make a choice that...

Jan 7, 2019 Press Release from the Real Organic Project
January 18, 2019January 18, 2019
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Jan 7, 2019 Press Release from the Real Organic Project

January 7, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Dave Chapman, 802-299-7737 Dr. Linley Dixon, 970-317-0309 Thetford, VT Real Organic Project open for public comment Erosion of USDA organic standards demands new certification process for farmers The Real Organic Project (ROP) is calling for public input on its crop and livestock standards. The standards were created to...

Organic Farms in New Jersey
January 3, 2019January 3, 2019
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Organic Farms in New Jersey

Why is New Jersey called the Garden State? According to a few sources, including the NJ state government itself, most people attribute the origin of the nickname to Abraham Browning of Camden, who used the phrase in a speech at the Philadelphia Centennial exhibition in 1876. Other people suspect that Ben Franklin may have come...

Today is the Winter Solstice
December 21, 2018December 21, 2018
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Today is the Winter Solstice

December 21: As the winter solstice, today is the shortest day of the year, the beginning of winter. Hopefully this period of quiet and dark is a time time of rest and rejuvenation. If you look out the window, the rain is pounding down and the sky dark and gray. Here is a poem by...

Organic farming: why we don’t have more organic farms
November 25, 2018November 25, 2018
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Organic farming: why we don’t have more organic farms

NOFA-NJ Comment: The following article, published November 25, 2018 by National Geographic, offers a hopeful, reasoned view of why conventional farmers are shifting to organic practices. The personal stories shared by farmers, along with utterly spectacular photography by George Steinmetz, make this a must read. Of particular importance are descriptions of the challenges faced by...