Growing Small


By Richard Ledbetter

“Microgrowing” may be defined as a method of cultivating greens, flowers, herbs and various other produce within an intensely controlled, indoor environment. Arkansas Natural Produce is a well-established provider of these products owned and operated by Jay Fulbright and his wife a few miles southwest of Malvern. Their 25-greenhouse operation is nestled in the Ouachita Mountain foothills tucked under surrounding bluffs with an idyllic babbling brook bordering the property.  ...Read more


Tale of the Grape

The rows of grapevines stand shimmering in quarter-mile long rows, stretching into the hazy mountain vista. Foliage hunches over their bracings, shaggy and round, like emerald-green bison slow-moving in the late summer heat.  ....Read more

Fighting World Hunger

Walking onto the Heifer Village campus in the shadow of Little Rock’s Clinton Presidential Center is like entering another world. … Read more


Keeping Bees

It was a surprise to me,” Joyce Simmons says of her husbands’ embrace of beekeeping. Desmond Simmons points out that it was a surprise to... Read more

From Barnyards to Backyards

As Nathan Reed expertly slid his hand under the plumage of a large Rhode Island Red, the chicken clucked a few times in protest. Nothing more. .... Read more