This weekend the great taste of Great Northern now comes with a great cause attached 😊👍🏻 Purchase one from the 24th-26th of August and all proceeds go directly to Drought Relief 🍻 Always Drink Responsibly
Today’s csa farm share was a GIANT haul. I’m currently making a giant batch of ratatouille and zucchini tomato sauce for the freezer...since the fridge is full! 🍅🍆🌶🥒🥒🥒
What’s your favorite zucchini recipe? I’d love to try something new!
Shop closed this week while reorganising the THULE space and my nephew is out from Switzerland having lived there all his life and recently finishing school in the UK. Just back from Barham after a road trip home to the Riverina reacquainting C with all the relations! Trucks loaded with hay heading north to drought affected areas were common on the road. For me a reminder to keep our needs practical, wholesome and sustainable. Conscious of spending in a small town / community to support those working hard in rural areas to supply our basic need of food
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Conventional Fertility Program vs Concept Ag Fertility Management Program.
We bring a new and innovative philosophy to commercial agriculture and use Agronomy, Biology, and Chemistry to create a complete program solution for farmers around the United States.
I will be doing a longer piece on this for the blog, link in bio, next week. Probably next Wednesday.
It has happened, the SA government has begun to seize the land of white farmers. They have offered compensation for the land, but only 1/10 of the actual worth of the land. This has happened to Akkerland Boerdery, who was not given the chance to legally dispute their case before they were given an eviction notice.
Currently, the South African government is pushing for the constitution to be amended to allow for land to be taken without compensation. This is called section 25, and is has been reported that the government wants to test this on 139 farms. If this happens then it will mean the government is not paying the market value for land when they seize it, which has not happened since 1994 and the ANC has previously followed a voluntary policy for land redistribution.
An ANC spokesman says this is to make up for injustices of the past.
This isn't morally right, and the government should not be seizing civilian land. The government in South Africa is incredibly corrupt and allows far too much to happen under their watch.
If your bull doesn’t knock over a fence/gate is it even a bull?
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The Navy Diver supporting our Australian Farmers:
Currently across the Australian nation, our farmers and those closest to them are on the front line of the worst drought conditions. Reports have confirmed 100 percent of NSW was in drought, and our fellow Australians have had no choice but to make heart-breaking decisions crucial to their survival. The Navy Diver is pleased to announce that $2 from every Navy Diver Underwear or Swimwear purchase starting from TODAY for the next month will be donated to the Australian Red Cross. Buy Aussie made gear and help us assist our Aussie farmers in need
Technicians and greenhouse operators from Barbados and the OECS have received training in the hardening and weaning of coconut tissue culture plantlets in St Lucia. The training was part of the @cardicaribbean@internationaltradecentre implemented Regional Development of the Coconut Industry Project which is funded by @europeaid and #acpsecretariat. The Yucatan Center for Scientific Research (CICY), Mexico was a key partner in this training exercise.
One of the major challenges facing Caribbean 🌴 farmers is the unavailability of quality planting material. Tissue culture is recognised method for mass producing disease free quality planting material in a short time. Because of this, more and more tissue cultured plantlets are being used because of their quality assurred properties. However delicate handling and judicious management is required to reduce mortality rates after transplanting.
Using a dynamic mix of theory and practical sessions participants learnt the proper techniques related to: 🌴Receiving and evaluating tissue culture plantlets
🌴Acclimatizating tissue culture plants 🌴Managing pest and diseases
When our partners overcome poverty, they don't just gain comfort in knowing where their next meal will come from. They also gain long-term confidence in their children's ability to enjoy a better life than they've experienced.
Life of a Farmer:
Many people’s journey for food begins and ends at the grocery store, but for us farmers it starts long before the first seed is even planted. It’s a long process, filled with hard work and many prayers.
Did you know: ▪️Since 2013 farming income has been cut in half and more than half of all farm households LOSE money by operating each year. ▪️Operation and equipment costs continue to rise ▪️Farms face labor shortages, and finding reliable, physically hard working people gets tougher and tougher
So next time you get stuck behind farm equipment, instead of getting angry about them slowing you down, be grateful that there are still some farms around that allow you to put local food on the table for your family! 💗