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Best Sustainable Agriculture Blogs
Sustainable agriculture blogs are a great way to keep in touch with the latest news in farm and food policy, connect with producers, and learn about sustainable techniques and traditions.
The Ethicurean: Chew the Right Thing
The Ethicurean has become my single favorite sustainable agriculture blog. It has a great collection of writers who post about a wide variety of sustainable agriculture topics, with a focus on food politics and how they affect both the producer and the consumer. In addition to well written, informative posts, The Ethicurean also offers regular news round-ups that make it easy to keep up on the latest news in the world of sustainable (and not-so-sustainable) agriculture.
A more recent addition to the sustainable agriculture blogosphere, the Obama Foodorama talks food and Barack Obama. All aspects of food and Barack Obama. That includes both thorough and informative duscussions of Obama's food and farm policy... and coverage of the truly astonishing array of food products named and/or decorated in honor of President Obama.
Entertaining and informative. Good work, folks!
Little Homestead in the City
Switching gears a little, from food politics to food producers, Little Homestead in the City is the official blog of the astonishing Dervaes family, who grow over 6,000 pounds of organic produce every year on a 1/5 acre lot in the middle of urban Pasadena. In addition to their urban homesteading activities, the Dervaes family is also unusually web savvy, and run, in addition to their blog, a webring that includes an ecommerce store selling practical goods for homesteaders (The Peddler's Wagon) and gardeners and a gardening-based social network (Freedom Gardens).
The Dervaes family is also focus of a documentary film called Home Grown: