Posts by Dorene Warner

What we’re reading: Letters to a Young Farmer

letters to a young farmer

“This will make you want to become a farmer.”—Mark Bittman, author of How to Cook Everything It will also make you want to hug a farmer. And be thankful you know a farmer. And thankful you know where your food comes from. And thankful you live in a farm friendly, food-focused, ecologically sound, creative community.…

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The art in nature

Tatiana Queen Of The Fairies

The River Reporter — By Elizabeth Lepro / Photos contributed by Irene Soloway   A conversation with Tannis Kowalchuk on Shakespeare, cultivation and one year of Farm Arts It’s morning at Willow Wisp Organic Farm. An array of be-hatted men are at work picking radishes in the field most distant from the barn; bees and bugs…

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Farm Tour with Performance

On Saturday, September 7th, Tannis Kowalchuk, artistic director of Farm Arts Collective and co-owner of Willow Wisp Organic Farm led a farm tour organized by SEEDS and Wayne Conservation District. The walking tour included stops at the greenhouses  and  a number of fields with descriptions of organic farming practices including crop rotation, cover crop, promoting…

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What we’re reading: Organic Manifesto by Maria Rodale

Organic Manifesto

A little reminder as we wander the stall of the local farmer’s market that Organic is important. Written by the former CEO and Chairman of Rodale Institute (and grand-daughter of the founder), Maria Rodale, this little book offers a concise reminder of the benefits of eating organically—for us and our environment. Join us for a…

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Lettuce Salad with Rhubarb Slices

Ingredients: Mix of Lettuce heads, Rhubarb thinly sliced, chives w/flowers Preparation: Wash and dry lettuce, slice rhubarb thinly, chop chives  and use flowers to garnish salad. Dressing of your favorite oil and vinegar. Health benefits of rhubarb: Rhubarb is packed with dietary fiber, protein, vitamin C, vitamin K, B complex vitamins, calcium, potassium, manganese, and…

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