Inspired by the recent flush of community gardens in parks, neighborhoods and affordable housing developments, Earth Care International is preparing to launch a mobile toolshed.
It didn’t take an MBA to identify the bottleneck in Kenneth Baltz’ egg supply chain. He needed more chickens. With the help of a pair of small, local loans, the 60-year-old semi-retired farmer had them. Eight hundred more of them, in fact—plus a new 6,000-square-foot pen to protect his investment from the coyotes that frequent the farm he and his wife, Judy, own just north of Abiquiu.
Liberal critics have dismissed the Tea Party as “astroturf”—a front for old-guard corporate Republicans hoping to derail Obama’s domestic agenda while poisoning the national debate with subtle racism. It may indeed have begun as hype, but even outsiders now acknowledge the Tea Party’s Pinocchio-like transformation from an imitation grassroots movement to the genuine article.
The American West is more than a geographical location. It’s an idea that encompasses certain traits, such as freedom, adventurousness and courage. Corinne Platt and Meredith Ogilby spent four years traveling the Rocky Mountain West, clocking thousands of highway miles and interviewing dozens of the West’s “heavy lifters.” SFR excerpts Voices of the American West.
2009 began with celebratory optimism as Santa Fe watched—along with the rest of the world—the inauguration of President Barack Obama. The Champagne glasses didn’t get much more use as the year unfolded. As the economy tumbled, with it came the housing market, the job market and the public pocketbook. SFR's Top 10 stories of the year.