Tag Archives: Organic

Stevens Point Area Winter Farmers Market Returns

The Stevens Point Winter Farmers Market is about to kick off, taking place at the Redeemer Lutheran Church on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Along with the usual items for sale at the winter market, such as fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables, honey, and select meats, there will be other goodies such as salsas, pestos, and bread ... Read More »

Have You Heard of Genetically Modified Foods?

Genetically modified organisms are a controversial topic, especially within the food industry. According to World Health Organization, “Genetically modified organisms can be defined as organisms in which the genetic material has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally by mating and/or natural recombination.” Many individuals have an issue with the unnatural aspect of changing the DNA of ... Read More »

Student Government Fabricates New T-shirt Standards

Student Government Organization passed a resolution called the “Student Government Association Sustainable Clothing Statute.” The statute mandates Student Government to only place t-shirt orders through socially responsible retailers. The shirts are required to meet two of the three approved factors to be deemed as a socially responsible product. The clothing must be organic, fair trade or made in the United ... Read More »

Organic Farm Management Training Teaches Students about Farming

As part of a training session, the Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association helped some students and community members learn about organic farm management. Held at the Schmeeckle Reserve visitor center on Oct. 6, the training was designed to introduce agriculture and land conservation professionals to organic farming. Throughout the day, participants explored ways to help landowners who are practicing, ... Read More »

The Organic Philosophy

Out on Sunny Sky Farm, a beautiful scene unfolds. This morning I stand near the barn with the other members of my class looking out over the field, still green despite the cold nights and chilly winds of fall. The wind whips at our faces as we stand huddled together listening to our professor introduce to us the man whose ... Read More »