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One Inch of Topsoil

One inch of topsoil takes Great Nature over ten thousand years to produce. We can do this faster (see Bio-intensive... View Article

Nitrogen Balances

Grain farmers use nitrogen balances to see how much chemical fertilizer they need to get commercial yields of their crop.... View Article

Tilth Indicator

How can you assess the impacts of farming practices on soil structure? That is the challenge organic inspectors face at... View Article

Soil Health

Soil health is easy to say but hard to define. Let’s start with an observation. Healthy soil allows plant roots... View Article

Explore Farmer’s Market

Last post on the Bioregion News noted that things change and we would be exploring the farmer’s market here to... View Article

Youth Jobs

Youth unemployment in Canada (14-19 years of age) is almost double the general unemployment rate. Seniors have pushed young people... View Article

WATER

Water is the most important critical material needed for growing food. Orchards takes millions of gallons of water for each... View Article

Community Partners

Urban farmers need community partners to be successful. The most important community partners are landowners with small urban lots they... View Article

Urban Farmers

Young urban farmers use intensive biological practices to grow highly valued vegetables for direct sales to consumers. Under-used parcels of... View Article

Things Change

We are going to pause introducing you to organic operators in the Thompson – Okanagan. Instead, we are going to... View Article

Help the Economy

Where you buy your daily servings every week has a big impact on the Canadian economy. The numbers show only... View Article

Help the Planet

Organic farming uses beneficial farming practices to support the microbes that build healthy soil. Building healthy soil means capturing carbon... View Article