While many different models of food development and distribution exist, few offer the wealth of benefits community supported agriculture (CSA) presents. In a previous article, we spoke to the benefits of buying local, organic foods to better understand your foods origin and to mitigate the environmentally disastrous cost of trans-American food transportation. Taking these ideas one step further, why not support your local farms directly or even grow your own food? In this article we will discuss what a CSA is, the benefits of participating, how to find one, and what the future looks like for CSA’s.
When it comes to weed control, glyphosate, the active ingredient in RoundUp, has been the unquestioned champion. Today, RoundUp has become a household name, but at what cost? With an ever growing desire from the community to focus on organic processes and less dependency on harsh chemicals, there has to be another way to accomplish the same task, right?