There has been a movement afoot in recent years to make connections between what we eat, how we live and the planet. Modern Farmer exists for people who want to be a part of that movement—it is for window-herb growers, career farmers, people who have chickens, people who want to have chickens and anyone who wants to know more about how food reaches their plate.
In Modern Farmer’s fall issue, expect to learn about farming near and far — from NASA’s attempts to cultivate vegetables in space to Cornell’s innovative new dairy barn. Seasonal how-tos include making your own wool dye, getting a backyard wind farm and extending your growing season into the winter. Also, Bill Clinton answers questions about his farming past and the future of food; meet the super-lettuce, strains designed to withstand heatwaves; and learn about farm stays and farm-to-table restaurants in Slovenia, Mexico and Michigan.