Regardless of the weather or the economy or presidential elections, our family producers continue to grow commodities that keep our bellies full and our bodies warm.
On behalf of our board of directors, staff and volunteers, season’s greetings from Yampatika as we begin this holiday weekend.
When I think of a goose at Christmastime, the mental image is of a based and browned bird sitting on the dinner table, much like the Thanksgiving turkey.
Cutting down a Christmas tree is an act whose benefits can extend far beyond providing a house with a holiday twinkle.
On Tuesday, people from across the state convened for the 2016 Colorado Ag Water Summit at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds near Denver.
This week's Community Agriculture Alliance article is written by new Yampatika Executive Director Joe Haines.
It may be no surprise that agriculture is the nation’s thirstiest industry; simply put, it takes water to grow food and fiber. Rising demands from competing water users in the municipal and industrial sector, paired with a growing population, puts strain on balancing the water budget and adds pressure to agriculture’s share of water rights,
In Northwest Colorado, I often hear discussions about the relative benefits of flood and sprinkler irrigation for rivers and downstream water users.
Aging is key to great tasting steak.
As a child, you may remember your mother telling you not to talk to strangers or not to take candy from strangers (my personal favorite). Well, what’s old is new again, as we adopt the #dontbuyfoodfromstrangers to promote local food.
The American West has been defined by water, and as our population grows, the dialog will be more accurately defined by its limits.
You may have heard some discussion lately about the phrase, “use it or lose it,” first, about how it is a guiding principle when using water under Colorado’s prior appropriation system, then, more recently, about how it can be a misleading cliché.
How does an extension office manage to answer all the calls, visit many sites to check trees and gardens and, at the same time, research the appropriate remedies specific to everyone’s individual concerns? Usually, with the help of dedicated volunteers called the Colorado Master Gardeners.
In addition to Zero Waste events, YVSC’s waste diversion efforts are encouraging reduction, repairs, reuse and recycling in our community through programs such as Yampa Valley Recycles, Sustainable Schools and our new food rescue initiative.
Often, we more fully appreciate the glorious final days of summer as they become fewer and we feel frost crunch beneath our feet on our morning runs and brisk winds on our evening commutes.