Category Archives: Agricultural Currents

bee nectar flow, genetics and diversity

Agraria has been focused on managing our bees more intensely this year – due to fluctuating weather conditions, early swarms and irregular blooming cycles. Late […]

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will politics wreck havoc on organic farming?

Although we are hunkered down with farm planning and other essential business tasks that we normally do before our season hits – it is hard […]

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Soil = Organic

As I catch up on my reading from late last year, I am truly dumfounded over the debate raging on hydroponic growers being able to […]

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foraging for our food

Despite the fact that we farm here at Agraria, we also continually forage from our property to find delectable and nutritious, wild native foods. We […]

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Call to Action for native bees & pollinators

 If you live in Massachusetts – and are concerned about your food, small family farms and environment, then please take action today to let your […]

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farming & food questions for our presidential candidates

There has certainly been ample coverage of the candidates running for presidency, and as usual, the more sensational news items get traction with the media. […]

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beneficial bacteria discovered in bees

The Agricultural Research Service has discovered a bacteria in bees that may help in overcoming the stresses facing modern day hives. This new species of […]

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Our bees…

Operating a very small apiary – less than 15 hives – we’re always attempting to do the best for our bees.  We started learning about […]

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Happy Spring: seed libraries sprouting up

As a diehard believer of saving seed, it’s heartening to see growing interest in seed libraries – more than 300 have begun since 2010! Acknowledging […]

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women and farming

There’s a lot of new information out there about women who farm the land – with some interesting observations. As a woman farmer I’m always […]

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