How Can a Home Garden Save You Money?

Spring is finally here, and that means the growing season is about to start! People everywhere are gathering up their garden tools and getting ready to break ground on their vegetable gardens for the year. If you’re a gardening newbie, growing your own fruits and vegetables in the backyard might seem like it’s more trouble…

Berks Ag Conservation Practices

On December 29, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL), a historic and comprehensive “pollution diet.” The TMDL is the largest ever developed by EPA, encompassing a 64,000-square-mile watershed. A TMDL is a planning tool that provides the calculation of the maximum amount of a particular…

The Power of Shopping Local

It’s hard to believe that in the United States, food travels an average of 1,500 miles from farm to table. Meanwhile out of every retail dollar spent on food, only 15 cents returns to the farmer or rancher. Our supply chain is squeezing every last penny out of the American farmer. This is not economically…