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When I was a kid, I always wondered why people cared about keeping patches of grass outside their homes. I assumed someone would explain it to me someday, but no one ever did. And I’m starting to think there is no good explanation.
The more I learned about lawns, the more pointless they seemed. Lawns are a ton of work. You have to mow and weed … [more…]
Leslie Dyment, at Crow Hill Farm in Cameron.
Farmers have been concerned about water issues for as long as human beings have been growing crops. From the irrigation ditches of the ancient near east, to the flooding of ancient Egypt, the lack of water, or too much of it, has shaped the rhythms of farming life.
As a result, farmers throughout history have developed various strategies related to water.
Some … [more…]
This sustainable way of growing rice produces bumper harvests. Up to 21 million farmers in 61 countries use the method, which is known as the “system of rice intensification.”
Learn more about other innovative methods of growing rice.… [more…]
It is simpler to incorporate sustainability into a building’s design, construction and operations before its development, rather than retrofitting existing features. FILE PHOTO
The adoption of energy and water reducing initiatives translates into cost savings.
GREEN buildings. Efficient in the use of energy, water and materials – all while providing quality air supply. Sounds very Al Gore, right? Green buildings, are, in fact, becoming more and more commonplace in commercial … [more…]
Do you know the purpose, cause, or belief that drives you?
Author Simon Sinek calls this “finding your why.”
On my family’s dairy farm in Door County, Wisconsin, our why is, “To learn and adapt so that all may have a quality life.”
Every day, we face new challenges on Brey Cycle Farm. Although it has been in our family since 1904, the farm has changed to adapt to the … [more…]