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How many acres do you need for a hobby farm or homestead?

Ben Godfrey tells how many acres you need for a hobby farm and shares his story of transitioning from suburb to hobby farm to fulltime sustainable...

How many acres do you need for a CSA?

We talk to the expert in market gardening and micro-farming, Jean-Martin Fortier, who brings in six figures a year on his 1.5 acres.

5 steps to aquaponics success | Rethink Rural Blog

The author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Aquaponic Farming offers a step by step guide on planning your aquaponics system.

“Free-range” daycare: Preschool on a farm

Celestial Farms, a farm-based daycare, gives kids more than a basic education: they learn farm chores, animal care and what real food is all about.

How to start and run a successful CSA

Community Supported Agriculture or “CSA” programs have become a popular way for health-minded consumers to get locally-grown fruits and veggies in...

Alpacas: Loveable, Easy to Raise, and Gentle

MOULTRIE, Georgia -- Nicole Taylor was a lifelong “horse person,” but when the then-single mom quit her job and moved to the country in the...

How to Find Your Farming Mentor

We take a look at 5 ideal places to find the right farmer to guide you as you pursue your dream of owning your own farm.

Farmwifery: Lessons learned on a Kentucky farm

Farming is not something out of the pages of a magazine, although old stuff and a big country kitchen helps. A lot. Here are some of the things...

5 types of sustainable farming you can do

Do you dream of starting your own hobby farm or homestead?

Traders Hill Farms leads the way in aquaponics

This Hilliard, Florida, aquaponics farm is growing produce in a fraction of the space and time using fish and the water they naturally fertilize.