Founded in 1949, Diestel Family Ranch is three generations of family farmers operating a real family farm. “We’ve done everything but compromise the values we were founded on to raise the leanest, cleanest, most delicious birds that money can buy.”
On the Insufficiency of the Individual and the Power of the Parade This year marks the 51st Earth Day, and at a time when environmental protections in general and climate change in particular are polarized, partisan issues, it’s worth reflecting on the surprising political consensus that birthed the holiday. Earth Day began as part of […]
How can we grow tastier vegetables? For some, the answer might be water, or, to be more precise, the lack of it. Can you taste the difference in dry farmed vegetables? The Pacific Northwest has a reputation for being rather wet. It’s a reputation that’s justified, but anyone who’s spent a summer here knows that’s […]
Super Nutrition Gardening by William S. Peavy Linda Spaulding, Reviewer Spring! Most likely a person’s fancy turns to, DIRT, as in earth, soil, that is. Mother Nature coaxes even the most timid to venture into the garden for a spring assessment. Even neighbors don’t complain when clanging metal shatters the morning stillness; implements […]
LifeSource People Volunteering in Salem LifeSource staff, family, and friends are active volunteering in the community. In addition to community donations, we spend time together working for the enjoyment of all people of the Salem area. During this tree planting event, we worked with Friends of Trees to plant over 40 trees in beautiful Cascades […]
With my injured hand, I need a plan that includes simple recipes, eating lunch at LifeSource, and shopping LifeSource online for my weekly groceries.
As the summer heats up, many people haul out their sprinklers and lawnmowers, ready to spend the hot season in a Sisyphean struggle against browning and overgrown grass. The ideal of a perfectly manicured lawn has long defined American suburbia, and, to an extent, operates as a signal human control over the natural world. The […]
Oregon Shrimp Trawlers in Newport Bay – Photograph by Hugh Pennock Sustainable Shrimp Fisheries What could be better than Oregon pink shrimp? Matthew Trickey Shrimp and prawns are the most popular variety of seafood in the United States. The rising demand for shrimp has global repercussions, with economic incentives for more production and more […]