“Composting is a giant step toward recycling wastes, conserving precious energy reserves, and regaining control of our food supplies.” -The Rodale Book of Composting Composting is the biological reduction of organic waste (anything that has been alive) to humus, which is the organic component of soil. A more familiar definition of composting requires human participation:... Read More
J&C Tropicals, a farm in Homestead Florida, is the recipient of a Cultivating Change local farm grant from Greener Fields Together. J&C Tropicals requested a grant to finish their seed bank project. Their goal is to continue to increase their footprint in Florida, test and improve their crop varieties, and experiment with new product lines to bring to market.
We toured Grimmway Farms' amazing Bakersfield, CA headquarters and heard from CEO Jeff Huckaby about the strides they are making to care for their fields, including water programs, and avoiding the use of harmful pesticides through beneficial insect programs. Grimmway Farms has a well-earned reputation for careful stewardship of their resources, and we were pleased to see and... Read More
We are proud to release our first episode of Greener Fields Together: In The Field, a closer look at the people, projects, and companies that are leading the way to develop a more sustainable supply chain. In this episode, our Sustainability Manager, Anne Nichols, visits Nicole Flewell, Director of Sustainability for Taylor Farms to see how their Gonzales, CA plant has... Read More
Van Dyk Farms is located in Imlay City in the heart of Michigan’s thumb. Its fertile soil has been tended by the Van Dyk family since 1958. John Van Dyk and his wife, Wilma, started out growing lettuce and potatoes, and two more generations have all joined the family business after earning degrees and gaining valuable experience in other... Read More