February is a great month to dust off your tools and start your Spring garden plans, and depending upon where you live, to protect your plants from late winter frosts. If you are a Sustainable Chick, it’s also time to catch up on what’s new and innovative in the farm to table movement with our Sustainable Chick Farm Fresh News for February… read on!
This month we have updates on food safety, how you can help save the endangered rusty patched bumble bee and plant-based dyes you can make from your farmers market haul. Read on!
WHAT’S ON OUR FEBRUARY FARM FRESH NEWS BOOKSHELF:
With 45 ready-to-color pages include a mixture of intricately hand-lettered phrases and charming scenes of farm life and outdoor beauty — including chickens, honey bees on flowers, and barns.
It’s a great pick for sustainable chicks who love the adult coloring book craze!
Backyard Beekeeper makes the tradition of beekeeping an enjoyable and accessible backyard pastime that will appeal to gardeners, crafters, and cooks everywhere. The expanded edition gives you even more information on “greening” your beekeeping with sustainable practices, pesticide-resistant bees, and urban and suburban beekeeping.
Crocheting is our DIY passion this year and this book offers step-by-step instructions and symbol charts for 139 creative new border designs within reach for beginning and advanced crocheters alike. If you’re ready to chart your own crocheted course, Edie Eckman offers plenty of helpful design advice, including how to choose an appropriate border for each project and how to incorporate an element from the main stitch pattern into a new border design.
FEBRUARY SUSTAINABLE CHICK FARM FRESH NEWS TRENDS:
Earth-Friendly Ways to Freshen Up Your Home – If you’re interested in giving your “Spring Clean” a little more “green” this year, check out these tips.
https://www.shesavvy.com/8-pro-tips-shopping-farmers-market/ – It’s almost time to start shopping for late winter and early Spring produce. What should you be looking for and how do you snag the best deals?
Hawaii agritourism taking root for next generation – Looking for a new twist on eco-tourism, Hawaii agritourism is redefining family vacations in island paradise with a wealth of educational opportunities.
Urban farmers grow crops in Brooklyn parking lot – If you have any doubt that the farm to table movement can thrive in urban settings, this program will inspire you to think again and embrace new gardening innovations!
With local food readily available, are farmers markets now out of date? – Interesting question posed here. I think it’s very different answer depending upon where you live. What are your thoughts?
MORE FEBRUARY FARM FRESH NEWS:
- Impure big-brand honey is eating into the margins of small producers
- Is Vertical Gardening the Solution for Your Limited Garden Space?
- Why You Should Set Vegetable Gardening Goals
- Free Adult Coloring Pages Inspired by Wine!
- Can Raising Chickens Be the Solution to Escaping Extreme Poverty? – Sustainable Chick
- 5 Quick and Easy Ways to Give Your Living Room an Eco Makeover – Sustainable Chick