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Make Homemade Bread Without The Mess

If the hassle of kitchen clean-up is keeping you from making your own bread, you need to try this method.

Is Puerto Rico the Next Sustainable Ag Hot Spot?

As the U.S. island territory faces a $70 billion debt crisis, some advocates see sustainable farming as one potential solution.

Think Outside the Arena

Why land conservation should be a priority for dressage riders everywhere

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The Real Cost Of Your Roast Chicken

So you want to raise meat birds? Consider these hidden costs before you invite chickens to pasture on your farm.

Building Herds and Improving Lives in the Deep South

This farm co-op in rural Mississippi gives its members a leg up—or 20 legs up, to be exact—in the business of farming.

An Open Letter to My Housemates on Saving Water

Nothing drives home the preciousness of water like running out of it. Use these 11 tips to reduce water waste in your household.

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Around the World with Lisa

Listen to my interview about traveling and the outdoors with Hike Like a Woman founder Rebecca Walsh.

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Literary City Guide to Lexington, Ky.

Lisa Munniksma has traveled around the world working on farms and ecovillages, but always returns to Lexington and has called it home since 2002. Her recommendations read like a writer's survivor guide, so rest assured that the next time you're in town, you'll have plenty of resources to make your literary trip a memorable one.

Will the Promise of Industrial Hemp Deliver?

U.S. farmers and researchers are gaining a clearer picture of just what it takes to grow this “super crop.”

Workplace Safety

Violence, robbery and harassment are real veterinary profession hazards, especially today when the majority of young veterinarians are women.

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The Problem with Loop Hikes

Sometimes trips don’t always go as planned. Sometimes we have to pull out our maps and compasses and orient everything to north as we try to find our way.

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Women Who Inspire: Meet Eileen

In spring 2014, I met Eileen Fitzsimmons, a fun, fearless, adventure-ful, outdoorsy, food-loving, optimistic animal lover … and I understood immediately why a mutual friend said we needed to meet.

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Hike Like A Woman Ambassador page

Meet Lisa Munniksma, freelance writer, editor and farmer and Hike Like A Woman Ambassador.

10 Tips for Crowdfunding Your Next Farm Venture

One farmer shares how he ran a successful crowdfunding campaign and how you can get your farm project funded, too.

5 Considerations When Processing Chickens

Thinking of getting into the meat business or raising broilers for your own table? Here’s what you need to consider first.