Video Gallery Archive

Finding the Best Food at Your Local Farmers Market

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Join Cornucopia’s cofounder at his local farmers market in Viroqua, Wisconsin, searching for the best certified organic and non-certified local food. In this short video he explains the benefits of shopping locally and why you seek out certified organic farmers first, and then use Cornucopia’s new DIY Certification Guide to ask non-certified farmers educated questions about their growing methods.

Viroqua, in Vernon County, Wisconsin has a vibrant market. It’s thought there are more organic farmers in Vernon County in any county in the United States.

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Remote Working Means More Support for Food and Farm Mission

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Cornucopia’s Take: Since its founding 14 years ago, Cornucopia has been virtually officed. Although we have a volunteer who distributes mail, a board member, and farmer-members in the Cornucopia, Wisconsin area, our staff work from home offices across the country. Cornucopia’s cofounders and key staff live and work in the upper Midwest, Colorado, Oregon, and Maine, while our newest policy analyst, an attorney with training in agricultural law, resides in California.

This allows Cornucopia to better utilize contributions to support our mission upholding the integrity of organic and local food and farming, rather than for occupancy and overhead expenses related to physical office space. It also eliminates commuting, which is beneficial for the environment, and allows staff to spend more time with their families and communities. Most importantly, being virtually officed has helped us conduct nationwide recruitment campaigns that have resulted in a uniquely qualified, talented, and passionate staff who are truly dedicated to supporting economic justice for family-scale farms across the country.


Video: Telecommuters leave the car at home, and work from home, too
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
by Rick Barrett

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Returning Home to Farm

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Cornucopia’s Take: This video depicts the efforts of a Chinese organic farmer to feed her community and educate local children about where food comes from.


Farmed with Love | 2016 Real Food Films Winner
Vimeo
Real Food Media

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Virtual Press Conference: Organic Agriculture and Hydroponics

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Facebook

Mark Kastel, Co-Director of The Cornucopia Institute, held a live virtual press conference on Facebook today, Organic Agriculture and Hydroponics: Can a Soil-less Growing System be “Organic”?
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Varroa Mites: To Treat or Not to Treat

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Cornucopia’s Take: Many beekeepers treat their hives with miticides every year to kill Varroa mites, parasites that feed on developing bees. Some beekeepers suspect that if beekeepers did not treat them, bees would evolve to live with Varroa mites, producing a hardier bee. The interviews in this video begin about 30 seconds in, and offer first-hand accounts from beekeepers who keep feral bees, evolved to live with Varroa mites, and do not treat.


Treatment free beekeeping in Gwynedd, Wales
Vimeo
by Felix Remter

varroavideo

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