After nearly two decades of vegetable and fruit production, I have come to the conclusion that one of the most under-used tools in a farmer's toolbox is intercropping, or multiple crops in one growing system.
Climate change will have sweeping impacts on agriculture, some of which we’re seeing in real-time with unpredictable precipitation patterns and increases in the severity of extreme weather events.
It was a beautiful summer evening in 2012, and my ex-husband and I were just finishing up our chores on the small farm property we were renting.
While we’ve been reflecting on PAN’s own children’s health campaigns, projects, and initiatives this week, the work to protect children is, of course, happening year-round.
Last month, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law. The landmark bill features provisions around health care, tax breaks, and most notably, climate change.
Many people like to glorify the efforts of small-scale, diversified producers of quality food. They like to point to the willingness of these growers to work with, rather than against, nature. Some, myself included, believe that this sort of farming, using many of the principles of agroecology, is a key component for building a healthier, more just world.