- John Deere named one of the best global brands
- John Deere Iowa factory celebrates its 100th anniversary
- John Deere encourages children to carry on the tradition of farm life
- University expansion gives John Deere the chance to gain a new facility
- Illinois students become familiar with the most up-to-speed farming equipment
- A tractor museum in North Dakota features unique John Deere tractors
- John Deere antique clock keeps tabs on the company's dedication to farm life
- High school agriculture students get a sample of groundbreaking equipment
- John Deere plays its part in Perryville's Old Timers' Day event
- Renovations are being performed in Moline to maintain the John Deere heritage
Posted by Green Fun Store on 11/11/2010 to Farm Lifestyle
Long viewed as a sprawling urban metropolis, Los Angeles now counts many more farmers amongst its ranks than the city has seen since its orange-grove days. Farms are popping up in unconventional areas - from Silver Lake to Orange County – and more people than ever see the benefit of farm life compared to a frenzied city existence.
David Kahn is one of these farm converts. A former architect who lived in Malibu in a luxury home, Kahn supervised the construction of luxury resorts, like Ritz Carlton hotels, and mostly lived opposite from the way he does now. Kahn tells the Kansas City Star that he feels with his farm in Silver Lake, he is "doing something that is more constructive than destructive." "Everything is a resource," Kahn believes, "even our waste."
Kahn's farm grows fruits and vegetables and he even has chickens running free – something some of the neighbors were uneasy with at first. Kahn recalls that one woman "worried the entire block might catch avian flu." To this day, there have been no outbreaks.