As threats remain, patronage key to local produce viability

While most of Colorado is enjoying not having to wear masks in public places and finding socializing readily available, parts of society are grappling with changes in workforce, supply chains and certainty of plans for “normal” when looking into the future.

Keeping your chicks healthy

Keeping your chicks healthy

You decided that you want to keep a few chickens so that your family has fresh eggs. You have all the equipment to house and feed them but how do you keep them healthy?

Farmer winter reflections in the time of COVID-19

Winter is the dream time for crops farmers. The frozen soil here is a welcomed time for rest, recuperation from the struggles of the growing season and reflection on what needs adjustment and what new to implement as they soil thaws next year.

Sustaining Agriculture in the Urban Interface

As an early 1990s arrival to the state, I’ve seen a slow but steady conversion of prime agricultural farmland into houses, commercial real estate, parking lots, golf courses and more. It makes sense, right? Cities form first near prime agriculture lands and then...
Purchasing Rural Property

Purchasing Rural Property

Before you start looking for a property, it’s best to sit down and decide why you want to purchase a home with acreage.

Is It Too Late to Plant?

Is It Too Late to Plant?

We turned to Susan Pope, a local farmer and owner of Pope Farms Produce & Garden Center in Greeley, for some late-summer gardening advice.

Active and Passive Rainwater Harvesting

Active and Passive Rainwater Harvesting

As the gardening season gets into full swing and you’re looking at your landscape with fresh eyes, it is a great time to reassess what worked last year, what didn’t, and perhaps start trying out some new ideas. Enter, rainwater harvesting!

Experience agriculture with farm tours

Feed piglets, go on a wagon ride, and learn about cold-hardy wine grapes during the Farm Around Boulder County Farm Tours, Sunday, August 13, 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. In a Boulder County twist on the Parade of Homes, participating farmers are opening their doors and inviting...