farming http://wmuk.org en No Bees No Fruit: Why Bees Are Essential To Farmers http://wmuk.org/post/no-bees-no-fruit-why-bees-are-essential-farmers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Despite the media’s out-pouring of articles about “colony collapse disorder” and about how pesticides are killing off bees, visitors to my organic blueberry farm often have not connected the dots between bees and fruit.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:20:06 +0000 Joan Donaldson 14873 at http://wmuk.org No Bees No Fruit: Why Bees Are Essential To Farmers WSW: City Life on the Farm http://wmuk.org/post/wsw-city-life-farm <p></p><p></p><p>Author Novella Carpenter says she grew up in the environment of "grow your own food."&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 01:09:37 +0000 Gordon Evans 13315 at http://wmuk.org WSW: City Life on the Farm Looking for fresh food? Winter farmer's markets grow in Kalamazoo http://wmuk.org/post/looking-fresh-food-winter-farmers-markets-grow-kalamazoo <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Winter weather means slower growing for Michigan farmers, but it doesn’t stop them from selling their produce at outlets like indoor farmers markets. Winter’s market business doesn’t rival summer’s, but it has been growing in recent years.</span></p><p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 03:08:17 +0000 Maggie Kane 3341 at http://wmuk.org Looking for fresh food? Winter farmer's markets grow in Kalamazoo Cutting wood for lumber in the winter months http://wmuk.org/post/cutting-wood-lumber-winter-months <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The month of January frees most farmers from field work, and if the snow is deep enough, even my husband, John and I stop pruning our blueberry bushes. Some farmers plow snow for extra cash, but traditionally, others head to their woods for a winter paycheck.</span></p><p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 00:00:58 +0000 Joan Donaldson 2455 at http://wmuk.org Cutting wood for lumber in the winter months