The Basics of Natural Farming

We bought our seeds last year from Collected Seed Farm out of Preston Hollow, N.Y. That purchase put us in touch with Mihail Kossev, who was handling the seed orders. When I contacted him last week about again getting our seeds through him, he wrote back saying he was in Bulgaria getting some valuable first-hand knowledge about farming and seeds. Waxing his excitement about the eye-opening lessons he'd be bringing back to the States when he returns, he added that he'd be happy to hook me up with one of his business associates so we could get our order taken care of. Those seeds—enroute to Better Farm as I type—will result in the bulk of our crops this coming season. Stay tuned for lots of information about all that!

He also sent me the link for a video he collaborated on, called "The Basics of Natural Farming." I didn't feel right not passing this little gem along:

and Part II:

Mihail's Collected Seed Farm site is temporarily offline during his travels. If you are interested in buying 50+ seed pack bundles for him for a deeply discounted rate, please contact Better Farm at and we will put you in contact with Mihail.

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.