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A New Direction

In Apprenticing & Partnering, My Farming Experiences by James1 Comment

This is my second post in the past eight months.  I have just finished an eight-month apprenticeship  on a pastured meat farm. A lot happened, but I can’t recap everything so I’ll try to condense it into a digestible amount.  The past eight months have been a major life changer. Going into the apprenticeship there were many unknowns and lots of …

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On Being an Apprentice: 3 Months In

In Apprenticing & Partnering, MY ARTICLES, My Farming Experiences by James11 Comments

Three months into my apprenticeship at Shady Grove Ranch I’m finally going to publish something, I shouldn’t say “write something” because I’ve been pecking away at this post for… three months. Aside from chipping away at this post I’ve mainly been “drinking from a fire hose” as Matt, my mentor, and head farmer at Shady Grove Ranch told me one …

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The Kong Project: Day One

In MY ARTICLES, My Farming Experiences, The Kong Project by James3 Comments

Last Sunday, a group of 15 people ventured out to Hansol Farm in Namyangju, South Korea to embark on a year-long journey. The journey’s name was coined Seed to Sauce: The Kong Project. Kong is the Korean pronunciation for soy bean. The project includes taking soy beans, growing the beans into seedlings, planting the seedlings, maintaining the plants, harvesting the …

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Demystifying The Art of Grazing

In BEEF, DEMYSTIFYING THE ART OF GRAZING, Livestock & Pasture, MY ARTICLES, My Farming Experiences, PASTURE by James1 Comment

At the beginning of 2014 I spent 5 weeks in Southwest Victoria Australia learning about Holistic Planned Grazing. I made a video highlighting what I learned. The theme is Demystifying the art of grazing, or showing that grazing is not an art but rather a science and if given the proper tools anyone can do it. Enjoy and happy grazing.

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Korean Farming Experience #2

In MY ARTICLES, My Farming Experiences by James2 Comments

This past Saturday I joined back up with the Korean WWOOF sponsored Slow Food group and headed back to 남양주 (NamYangJu) for another farming experience. This time I’d visit a different farm which also farmed strawberries but unlike last week they did not have chickens. This farm was located in a very good location that allowed for it to pick …

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My First Korean Farm Experience

In MY ARTICLES, My Farming Experiences by James18 Comments

This past Saturday I stepped onto my first Korean farm, well first farm anywhere actually. Last week my girlfriend and I joined the Korean  WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) chapter who are working with Slow Food to hold bi-monthly events to introduce people to the Slow Food concept. Slow Food is an organization that designs projects, events, and various …