by Jill Henderson – Show Me Oz –
Harvesting quality herbs is not rocket science, but there are a few simple things you can do to ensure that the herbs that will season your food and go into your herbal remedies will be the best they can possibly be.
“It seems quite perverse that an organic farmer contaminated by transgenic seed could be accused of patent infringement, but Monsanto has made such accusations before and is notorious for having sued hundreds of farmers for patent infringement, so we had to act to protect the interests of our clients.” – Dan Ravicher, PUBPAT’s Executive Director and Lecturer of Law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York.
Posted in Guest Posts, Organic Gardening, Seed Saving
Tagged Genetically Modified Organisms, GMO's, lawsuit, monsanto, Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association, OSGATA, Public Patent Foundation, PUBPAT, show me oz
By Jill Henderson
In the south central Ozarks lies the town of Alton, Missouri. With a population of around 600 souls, give or take a few depending on the year, Alton’s main attraction is a quaint but thriving downtown square that hems a modest county courthouse. As is often the case in the Ozarks, most of Oregon County’s rural residents are farmers and modern-day homesteaders. But for these folks, being rural doesn’t mean they are out of touch with modern ideas and progressive momentum – just the opposite is true. And with the help of a woman living in the nearby town of Couch, this sleepy little hamlet is about to witness what happens when sustainability and cultural heritage meet face to face.
Posted in Organic Gardening, Real Food, The Ozarks
Tagged alton, co-ops, community, culture, jill henderson, missouri, rachel reynolds luster, show me oz, solutions, sustainability