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The Fraudulent Science at COP21 Exposed. Before the ink had dried on the COP21 climate agreement, many from the food movement were reflecting on the process and plans worked on in Paris.

The Fraudulent Science at COP21 Exposed

In their co-authored Washington Post op-ed piece, A Secret Weapon to Fight Climate Change: Dirt, Michael Pollan and Debbie Barker wrote, “Unfortunately, the world leaders who gathered in Paris this past week have paid little attention to the critical links between climate change and agriculture. That’s a huge mistake and a missed opportunity.” Before we explore the case of fraud in Paris, let’s first review the definitions of fraud: 1. Wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain. The Antidote to Farmer Suicide in Southern India » Page 2 of 2.

Read page 1 It was about this time that Krishnappa learned of a workshop to teach farmers an alternative to the chemical-based mono-cropping techniques, a central feature of the Green Revolution that has led to a decline in the total number of small landholders, an increase in the costs associated with farming, and a decrease in the amount of land used to grow food for local consumption in favor of cash crops.

The Antidote to Farmer Suicide in Southern India » Page 2 of 2

The Green Revolution has proven to be a false panacea, whose promise of a reduction of hunger and poverty was short lived.

Weed Control

Natural Weed Control For A Healthy Garden. (Before It's News) The more we learn about herbicides and pesticides, the more we realize that they’re REALLY bad for both us and the environment.

Natural Weed Control For A Healthy Garden

However, you can’t just let the weeds take over either. They’ll steal all of the moisture and nutrients from the soil and your plants won’t thrive. What’s the alternative, though? Is there such a thing as natural weed control for your garden? Aquaponics. Soil. Containers. Blueberries. Which Avocado Tree For Your Climate. The avocado or Persea americana is not like any other fruit – it’s got high oil content but it isn't bitter like an olive, it’s got a soft, silky flesh but it isn't sweet like a banana.

Which Avocado Tree For Your Climate

A lot of Queenslanders call them an avocado pear, but they are no relation to the pear family. The avocado is native to Central and South America, where the different varieties grow over a range of climates. This means that in Australia we can grow them anywhere, as long as it doesn't have heavy frosts. The Underground, Year Round, Ever Growing Greenhouse! Source: Openhand Make no mistake, the world is coming into major transition and change.

The Underground, Year Round, Ever Growing Greenhouse!

Economies are inflating like helium filled balloons, debt is escalating like runaway trains and it’s unlikely to be long before big shifts happen. If not the back end of this year, then I would say certainly in the next three. Inspiring Community of Iberia, Louisiana. Small communities all around the country are not waiting around for authorities and Big Ag to change their ways – they’re already empowered to BE THE CHANGE.

Inspiring Community of Iberia, Louisiana

Dylan Ratigan | Feb 27 2014 The 21st Century Renaissance is dependent on individuals proactively making a difference. The Modern Indoor Garden. 5 New Solutions For Growing Healthy Produce Indoors. Jeffery Green | Activistpost | Feb 25th 2014 An increasing number of people are moving into urban environments and away from traditional agriculture.

5 New Solutions For Growing Healthy Produce Indoors

As a consequence, those who have a mind for self-sufficiency can find themselves falling short. Storable foods are of course an important part of every emergency prepper’s pantry, but storable foods are not a sound long-term solution that contain optimal nutrition. Even produce from farmers markets and store-bought organic food will lose peak freshness faster than one might imagine. Alanna Ketler from Collective-Evolution explains: Most people do not realize that vegetables will lose about half of their nutrients within the first week of being picked. Nothing can beat growing your own fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Green Architecture Takes Big Leap With Milan's "Vertical Forest"

10 Simple, Cheap Home Gardening Innovations to Set You on the Path to Food Independence. Alex Pietrowski, Staff WriterWaking Times The issue of food quality and food independence is of critical importance these days, and people are recognizing just how easy and fun it is to grow your own food at home.

10 Simple, Cheap Home Gardening Innovations to Set You on the Path to Food Independence

When renegade gardener Ron Finley said, “growing your own food is like printing money,” he was remarking on the revolutionary nature of re-establishing control over your health and your pocket book as a means of subverting the exploitative and unhealthy food systems that encourage the over-consumption of processed and fast foods. Thanks to the internet, the availability of parts and materials, and good old-fashioned ingenuity, there is a wide range of in-home, and in-apartment, gardening systems that are easy to construct and maintain, and that can provide nutritious, organic, and low-cost food for you and your family.

Most people have a favorite disaster scenario. HOW TO: Grow an Avocado Tree from Seed. Avocados are one of the wonderful fruits of summer.

HOW TO: Grow an Avocado Tree from Seed

High in nutrition and flavor, nothing signals the start of summer like a zesty lime guacamole dip with tortilla chips. The next time you’re making guacamole or slicing an avocado for a salad, try saving your pits to grow into avocado trees. It’s surprisingly easy to grow your own avocado tree from seed, and it makes a great educational project for home and classrooms. Check out our handy-dandy guide below, complete with photos, to learn how to grow an avocado tree from seed. Www.bensoninstitute.org/Publication/Manuals/Walipini.pdf. Demand grows for Northeast shiitake mushrooms. SHREWSBURY, Vt.

Demand grows for Northeast shiitake mushrooms

(AP) — Lucas Jackson and Maeve Mangine shifted plans for a farm centered on a goat dairy after taking a workshop in growing shiitake mushrooms. All it took was logs from their land, mushroom spawn and their labor. Now they're selling the spongy, rich mushrooms to several Vermont restaurants and a food cooperative and through a community-supported agriculture farm. One Weird Trick to Fix Farms Forever.