Category Archives: Young Farmers

Sourcing seeds in Santa Cruz

A few weeks back we visited the University of Santa Cruz. Apart from gaining the somewhat non-academic accolade of being ‘the most stoned campus on earth’ in an article in Rolling Stone magazine back in 2004, UCSC has a rather … Continue reading

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Farm stand frolicks

From Salt Spring Island to Santa Cruz we have been happy shoppers at countless farm stands. In fact we’ve stopped off at pretty much every opportunity to stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables to avoid an end of the … Continue reading

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Permaculture in the city

One sunny afternoon during our stay in the Bay Area we set off to visit some city farms in San Francisco. As with the urban projects in London that we are familiar with, these places combine growing food with educational … Continue reading

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Mixing with Mendocino’s young farmers

We had the good fortune to come across the Greenhorns’ Young Farmer Mixer event in Redwood Valley, California while we were in the (vague) area. After an epic effort up hill and down dale we made it to Frey Vineyards … Continue reading

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