We make good stuff. Good for your animals, good for the environment and good for your conscience. Our feeds are simple and wholesome and nutritionally complete. They are rich in trace and major minerals and full of PRE and PRO-biotic goodness to increase nutritional uptake and to build strong, resilient immune systems.
Countryside Organics’ feeds [...]
What is an Herbal Ley? An Herbal Ley is a foraging mix comprised of multiple herbs, clovers and brassicas. It should produce a well-balanced forage that reduces fertilizer inputs and provide increased levels of vitamins and minerals to livestock. Additionally, it should build and restore soil fertility. The higher initial cost of Herbal Leys are [...]
Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 6:009:00 pm at the Virginia Tech Catawba Sustainability Center – Catawba, VA
The gardens at the Catawba Sustainability Center will be used to identify actual examples of weed, pest, disease, and other common problems, and discuss strategies for dealing with them.
The instructor is long-time VABF newsletter editor Mark Schonbeck.
Have you saved the world today? It’s still possible. Organics can make the difference. Here are some quick links to inspire.
Organic Farming Sucks Up Carbon
Making Soil. And Food Forests.
A Well Rounded Top Ten List of Why Organic
Thank you to all our customers for believing in organics and for making Countryside Organics [...]
We received a delightful email from a Wyoming volunteer librarian who had used our links page to help a group of young gardeners explore the internet for information about Organic Farming and Gardening. They are working on a gardening project for National Garden Week in June.
Included in the email was a link to a [...]
It’s here – after plenty of snow and cold – Spring! It’s time to work with the soil! Healthy, biotic-rich, nutrient-dense soil. Start simple with some coir and organic compost. Put the bale of coir in a wheelbarrow. Add 5 gallons of water and leave it overnight. The coir will expand 5-6 times. Add 80-100 [...]
What is an Herbal Ley?
An Herbal Ley is a foraging mix comprised of multiple grasses, herbs and clovers. It should produce a well-balanced forage that reduces fertilizer inputs and provide increased levels of vitamins and minerals to livestock. Additionally, it should build and restore soil fertility. The higher initial cost of Herbal Leys are [...]
It’s right around the corner. This Friday and Saturday. Mark your calendar. Set aside a day to explore what is new and good and happening in Biological Farming. Check out the speakers, activities and cool out of town visitors, here: http://vabf.org/conference/conference-2013/
Here are a couple of stories streaming across the Google News zeitgeist, including a story about one of our customers.
Monsanto’s anti-organic, anti-gmo labeling meme continues to persist, at least in tone. Here’s a story about energy consumption in organics vs conventional farming, from the Washington Post. Conclusion? More fuel efficient cooking methods might be [...]
We have some helpful information about chickens on our site, including, here. And you can buy our starter, grower/broiler, scratch and layer feed on our online store or by calling our store in Waynesboro, VA, toll-free at 888-699-7088. And you can buy great books on our online store by Harvey Ussery and Patricia Foreman.