Category Archives: Essays & Creative Writing

Hemp: More Than a Natural Resource

(This article was originally written for the Autumn 2019 Issue of Green Living PDX.) Hemp Throughout The Ages It may come as a surprise to many Americans that hemp (Cannabis Sativa) was once a central agricultural crop in this country. This forgotten plant shares millennia of synergy with humans. In fact, hemp was one of […]

CBD: Three Letters That Swept the Nation

CBD: Three Letters That Swept the Nation When Frogsong Farm broke ground in 2016, the Coston-Adams family had only an inkling of how popular CBD was about to become. At the time, hemp could only legally be grown in a few states under industrial hemp pilot research programs (a provision made in the 2014 Farm […]

Soil Matters

By Brett Adams (above), Reid Adams, David Adams, & Becca Recker From Dust to Dust Each and every one of us has a truly fundamental relationship with soil, even those of us who can’t remember the last time our hands were dirty. Soil affects us every day, at least three times a day; every piece […]

The Frog Song: Essay by Becca Recker

There’s something deep in our biology that finds solace in the sounds of nature. Water rushing. Crickets chirping. A whispering wind. Imagine our ancestors resting in natural shelters and earthen homes, intimately attuned to the world, the sounds and sensations that colored their inner landscape. Howling coyotes. A crackling fire. A chorus of frogs. Little […]