• Tim White

    Malabar Farm Goes Hollywood

    Buckeye Farm Beat

     by Tim White
     on April 20, 2012

    I’ve met many Ohio farmers who recall the days of Louis Bromfield and his conservation sermons on Mt. Jeez at Malabar Farm. His thoughts on resource stewardship live on in his many books about the subject including Malabar Farm, Pleasant Valley and Out of the Earth. Most attended as small boys accompanying their fathers and grandfathers. Of course Bromfield authored books of other kinds before he became enamoured with agriculture. His 1927 novel Early Autumn won the Pulitzer Prize…

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  • Tim White

    Concerning Earthquakes and Fracking

    Buckeye Farm Beat

     by Tim White
     on April 4, 2012

    Our neighbor came to the door recently to let us know a landowners group is being formed locally to negotiate leases for gas and oil well fracking -- should the opportunity present itself. I thought the shale formations of eastern Ohio had thinned out by the time they reached Fairfield County, but I have come to learn the Utica shale is present in our area and even further west. Recent reports indicate the drillers are finding plenty of gas in horizontal wells drilled into the Utica…

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