2011 Local/Sustainable Agriculture News

January 2, 2011

Keeping rural roots alive without leaving the city

A great story featuring thoughts of Wendell Berry and Wes Jackson, two sustainable agriculture pioneers… “We came here as poor people on rich land, but now we are rich people on poor land,” Jackson said. As we made ‘progress,’ we didn’t realize what we were undoing in the process. Our society is built upon the withdrawal on the “capital stock of the earth.” Read story from Statesman.com.

December 5, 2011

A sustainable Hill Country eats locally

December 3rd – December 10th is the 5th Annual Edible Austin Eat Drink Local Week! Hosted by Edible Austin, this is Austin’s premier local food event, celebrating local seasonal food and foodmakers in Central Texas and raising money for Urban Roots and Sustainable Food Center. Learn more about Hill Country sustainable agriculture here.

September 28, 2011

New kind of young farmers taking root

As we’ve started paying more attention to where our food comes from and the environmental and health impact of conventionally grown produce and factory farmed animals, people of all ages — from recent college graduates to empty nesters who’ve already had one or two careers — with no farm or ranch background are getting into the field, literally. Read full Austin 360 article.

July 29, 2011

Texas Hill Country Poised To Become Next Napa Valley

Although there aren’t many crops that thrive in drought or the dry warm climate of Texas, it is good for grapes. Texas is the second-largest grape producing state in the nation and now it’s earning a big reputation for it’s wineries. Read full KSAT story here.