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Facebook - Log In or Sign Up. Slow Food USA: Going Green: California Winemakers Lead the Way. This Swedish Couple Builds Greenhouse Around Home to Grow Food and Keep Warm Year Round. The average January temperature in Stockholm Sweden is 27 degrees Fahrenheit.

This Swedish Couple Builds Greenhouse Around Home to Grow Food and Keep Warm Year Round

In this is cold weather it is expensive to heat the home and challenging to grow vegetables. Spiritual farming with Steven Wynbrandt. Steven Wynbrandt, standing in front of a long, raised row of his boutique, nutrient-rich compost.

Spiritual farming with Steven Wynbrandt

Such rows, typically used to produce large quantities of compost, are called windrows. All photos courtesy of Steven Wynbrandt In Los Angeles, Tu B’Shevat, the agrarian festival also known as the new year for trees, can easily pass unnoticed; after all, the time when the holiday falls — this year on Jan. 25 — is not one of seasonal change here. Beyond Vegetarian: One Man's Journey from Tofu to Tallow in Search of the Moral Meal [Interview] - Dustin's View. I met Daniel Zetah this past summer, while interning on a small-scale vegetable farm in northern Minnesota.

Beyond Vegetarian: One Man's Journey from Tofu to Tallow in Search of the Moral Meal [Interview] - Dustin's View

He arrived one Thursday in a white, well-worn isuzu pickup, together with his fiancée, Stephanie. They brought with them two coolers full of meat (which they raised and butchered themselves), a few baskets of vegetables, a live turkey and her poults, two dogs, some camping equipment, and an old friend from their eco-village days who they had fortuitously seen hitchhiking along the side of the road. Daniel had interned on the farm years ago, and he was now returning to be married. She's lived off grid alone for over 30 years - Page 2 of 2 - Homestead Notes. The One Acre Permaculture Farm. Visit Limestone Permaculture Farm in New South Wales, Australia and learn how this one acre property has been developed into a productive permaculture farm that is currently feeding around 50 families.

The One Acre Permaculture Farm

Search Results pallet. Living With The Land Part 5 - No-Dig Gardening. Growing organic vegetables commercially for over 30 years, Charles Dowding has developed a no-dig method of cultivation for temperate climate gardening.

Living With The Land Part 5 - No-Dig Gardening

Charles and his partner Steph Hafferty introduces us to Homeacres, his 1/4 acre market garden. Now supplying year-round salad and fresh vegetables for local restaurants, Charles took just one winter to transform it from weedy pasture using mulch and no-dig gardening. No-dig gardening is a technique regularly used in permaculture. The use of a mulch on top of the soil mimics the leaves that drop from the trees, which then rot and are drawn into the soil by worms and microbes. In nature, soil is rarely disturbed, with all work being done by the bacteria and creatures in the soil. Urban gardening in Greece – A new form of protest - Green European Journal. The Greek crisis has radically changed Greek society, politics and the economy.

Urban gardening in Greece – A new form of protest - Green European Journal

In just a few years the “Greek Dream” of the beginning of the 21st century, when Greece had experienced some years of rapid GDP growth (about 4% for the first 4 years of the new millennium) mainly due to construction and consumption, has turned into a nightmare. The Greek society is a society in great depression. What Cuba can teach America about organic farming.

JUDY WOODRUFF: Now the conclusion to our series on Cuba.

What Cuba can teach America about organic farming

All week long, we have showed you ways in which that country is dealing with significant shifts in business, arts, culture, and society. Tonight, Jeffrey Brown reports about an industry where Cuba has been a leader, organic farming. Its growth was born out of necessity. But now its approach is attracting attention in the U.S. and other places. 4 Questions You Should Never Ask at Farmers Market. Stacey Carlberg of Potomac Vegetable Farms helps a customer at market.

4 Questions You Should Never Ask at Farmers Market

I’ve spent over 1,000 Saturdays and Sundays selling at farmers markets, and even after all this time I still love to answer questions. Farmers markets are one of the few places where customers can directly connect with their food, meeting face-to-face with the people who grew it. Questions are expected at market, and even encouraged. From livestock breeds to production practices, organic certification to chemical usage, I’ve been asked just about every food-related question under the sun.

Nitrogen: the Double-Edged Sword. Dutch clover cover crop between cabbage rows Nitrogen is a component of protein and DNA and as such, is essential to all living things.

Nitrogen: the Double-Edged Sword

Prior to the Industrial Revolution, around 97% of the nitrogen supporting life on earth was fixed biologically. Perennial-farming-systems-organic-agriculture-edible-permaculture-eric-toensmeier-large-scale-farmland. To save the planet we may need to turn it into an edible paradise… help me write the book that explains how and why.

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Check out my kickstarter campaign and learn about this hopeful solution to climate change and how you can be part of making it happen. The following article appeared in the Fall 2011 and Winter 2012 issues of the Permaculture Activist. This is a companion piece to “Stabilizing the Climate with ‘Permanent Agriculture‘,” an article that appeared in the Spring 2011 issue of the Permaculture Activist. That article laid out the potential for perennial farming systems like agroforestry and perennial crops to sequester carbon while providing multiple social and ecological benefits. This article reviews perennial staple crops, a little-known group of species with tremendous potential to address world problems.

Perennial Staple Crops are basic foodstuffs that grow on perennial plants.