December 2013

  1. High Mowing Hits the Road: Stories from Oregon and Back Again

    This article is the first in a series about High Mowing Organic Seeds' president Tom Stearns' travels to “hotspots” of seed production. Knowledge of seed saving and production is relatively hard to come by, so it is often necessary to go directly to the source – seed companies, breeders, producers, farmers and students; the leaders in the organic seed industry...
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  2. Putting Down Roots: The Search for Our Own Farm

    We closed on the land in June 2012.  With a money transfer and a few signatures, Edge and I became official landowners of 14.5 acres in Worcester, Vermont.  We slept there that night—setting up a tent and building a small campfire on the edge of the forest looking over our (our!) nine acres of pasture.  After two years of searching...
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  3. Building Resilience into the Food System - The Story of Salvation Farms

    If you were to visit High Mowing Organic Seeds last winter on a Sunday, you might have found Theresa Snow wandering the fulfillment aisles, filling orders and getting some weekend hours into her busy schedule. You wouldn’t know it from a quiet weekend at our warehouse, but Theresa and High Mowing have a history of collaboration that goes back more...
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  4. Farming and Beyond: Sustaining Your Interest and Intellect Year after Year

    Becky Maden is the Assistant Farm Manager at Intervale Community Farm (ICF), a thriving member-owned CSA farm in its 21st season of growing organic produce in Burlington, Vermont. Becky has worked on several diverse vegetable farms throughout the country and around the world. At ICF, Becky is either found in the greenhouse, on a tractor, or jogging between the two...
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