If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time you already know that I am passionate about organic and sustainable agriculture. When I’m not blogging, I write articles for Acres USA, a fantastic magazine for ecological, sustainable, and organic farmers. This article, How Farmers Can Fight Climate Change, is not only interesting, but filled with valuable information for anyone who grows food in this unpredictable new world.
HOW FARMERS CAN FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE
BY JILL HENDERSON
This article also appears in the September 2019 issue of Acres U.SA.
There is a new climate paradigm in town, and it is bringing radical changes to farm fields across the nation and around the world. On the short list of weather craziness is heavy spells of unexpected precipitation, more frequent and severe floods, fluctuating temperatures, crop-killing droughts, devastating super-storms and unpredictable “zone creep.” Continue reading…
Posted in Feature Articles, Organic Gardening, Sustainable Solutions
Tagged Acres USA, climate change, farming, homesteading, jill henderson, show me oz, solutions, sustainable, what to do
Real people growing real food. “It’s all about protecting the land and bringing it back to health. Not just taking what we can get from it, but giving back to the system to keep it fed.” Emily Towne, Full Plate Farm. Read more about Full Plate Farm in this article published in the January issue of Acres USA Magazine.
Read the entire article here.
Jill Henderson ~ Show Me Oz
I love being a writer because I get to meet and learn from extraordinary people like Erin and Josh Blegen. This young couple grow, raise, hunt, and wildcraft a huge percentage of their own food on their small farmstead in the small village of Grand Marais, Minnesota. One way the Blegens make the most of the very short growing season found around the shores of Lake Superior, is by employing the hügelkultur method of gardening.
By Jill Henderson – Show Me Oz –
Even though we just had a string of lovely, sunny days, overall, it’s been a pretty gloomy winter here in Oz. Early cold and snow, persistently cloudy skies, and a generous dose of downright gloomy days are enough to chase just about everyone indoors. The temporary respite we just had will be followed by a weekend of snow and rain and who knows what else. Despite all that, there are good reasons to get outside; and get movin’. My reason of late has been good ol’-fashioned rock pickin’ – a hillbilly pastime if there ever was one.
Posted in Organic Gardening, The Ozarks
Tagged A Journey of Seasons, clear rocks, gardening, homesteading, how to, jill henderson, picking rocks, rocks, show me oz, snow
by Jill Henderson – Show Me Oz –
I am not an Ozarker by birth. I was actually born in the West, grew up in the Deep South, and spent 10 years or so roving about the Rocky Mountains of Western Montana and other points beyond. I love them all. But when the day came that I first laid my eyes upon the rocky and rolling hills and hollers of the Ozarks, something deep in my bones told me I was home.
Posted in News from Turtle Ridge, Organic Gardening, The Ozarks
Tagged A Journey of Seasons, arkansas, homesteading, jill henderson, missouri, mountains, Oz, ozarks, sense of place, show me oz
by Jill Henderson – Show Me Oz –
With the onset of summer, legions of gardeners will soon be out in force doing battle with bad bugs and wily critters up to no good in the garden. But not all the bugs in your garden are bad. This pink ladybug is a real beneficial, but is often mistaken for a “pink cucumber beetle” and destroyed. So, before you whip out the spraying wand, look again!
By James A. Zitting
Guest Blogger – Show Me Oz –
Some of my earliest desires to live sustainably on the land were fueled in my early 20’s by reading Mother Earth Magazine and books by Gene Logsdon, Masanobu Fukuoka, and others. These readings planted a desire in me to live the country life in a different way than I had been raised. Continue reading
Thought some of you might be interested in listening to my first nationally syndicated radio interview with Scott Teeters of Far Out Radio.
It was a lot of fun and I hope you enjoy it!
Listen to the archived show by clicking on the link or image below.
Life In The Ozarks with Jill Henderson
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By Jill Henderson – Show Me Oz
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Today is the Vernal Equinox, the celestial event that marks the point in time when day and night become equal in length and spring officially begins. Of course, here in the Ozarks, spring has been well under way for several weeks now. Even before the first daffodil bloomed, the signs were all around us, especially winged kind. I always know spring has arrived when the moths begin beating against the windows at night and when sleep-drunk wasp queens drift on the breeze and buzzing bees begin searching for the first flowers of the season.
Posted in News from Turtle Ridge, Organic Gardening
Tagged A Journey of Seasons, bees, fear of, homesteading, honeybees, jill henderson, keeping, nature, ozarks, show me oz