Friday, March 6, 2015

Better Farm's Blog Has Moved!

That's right, we've got a revamped website and brandy-new blog too! Hop on over to to stay up-to-date on all things BETTER!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

What's Growing at Better Farm in 2015

Galeux D'eysines squash. Photo from Territorial Seeds.
Spring is coming! Our Better Farm heirlooms have been inventoried, new seeds have been ordered, we're picking out trees for our incoming apple orchard, and 50 white spruces are on their way. That, in addition to new landscape designs over at the Art Barn, expanded strawberry and raspberry patches, and many more surprises!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

betterArts Presents: Spring Equinox Barnstorming Party March 20

BetterArts brings you a foot-stomping, winter blues-busting party that celebrates the Spring Equinox starting at 7 p.m. Friday, March 20, at Better Farm in Redwood.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Rethinking Our 'Waste' Water

From Solviva.
Each of us produces greywater and black water at home. But what happens to that water once it leaves our houses? If you use products on your body and home that have dyes, chemicals or fragrances, you can be 100-percent sure those ingredients are being absorbed into the soil somewhere nearby.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015

Teach For Us!

Children's weaving workshop hosted by Alyssa Curley at last year's Summeriest.
Calling all teachers of sustainability and art—WE WANT YOU!! We're gearing up for a season filled with educational opportunities designed to encourage a more sustainable, creative future. It starts with you! betterArts seeks educators in all crafts, from music and painting to pottery and writing. Better Farm is looking for sustainability specialists, builders, master gardeners, beekeepers and more!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Early Bird Special: Lock in Last Year's CSA Rates Now Through March 15

From now through March 15, you can lock in last year's rates on Better Farm's Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Now Accepting Applications for 2015 Sustainability Education Program

Better Farm’s Sustainability Education Program was created to offer individuals an immersive, introductory crash-course in sustainability initiatives. Those enrolled in the program receive a hands-on education culminating in a sustainability certificate from Better Farm.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A New Vision for School Lunches

Imagine: schools utilizing greenhouses and passive solar, thereby involving students in their food choices and energy needs. These designs from the Solviva website.

By giving children supreme power over and involvement in their school lunches, we can help educate students in science, math, economics and health—all while doing more for the planet.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Study Looks at Effect of Climate Change on Farming

Image from Wikipedia.
Originally Published at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, December 2014.
Climate change impacts will require major but very uncertain transformations of global agriculture systems by mid-century, according to new research by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).