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Permaculture: The New Paradigm Of Self Sufficient Community Based Living

By Paul A. Philips The fact of the matter is that over the years we have allowed ourselves to be more and more accepting of the urban way of life with an ever-increasing preoccupation and overdependence on technology. Overcrowded but isolated from one another living in unnatural concrete jungles, brainwashed into the superficial consumerist lifestyle,…

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Best Agriculture Podcast of the Year!

By Jeffrey Green Natural farmer Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms recently discussed the science and costs behind factory farming versus natural methods on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. While factory farms create uninhabitable dead zones and antibiotic-resistant diseases across the world, agriculture methods that replicate nature create countless benefits for the environment and human health….

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Permaculture: A Healthy Sustainable Alternative to Big-Ag

by David Ring Permaculture is a combination of two words, permanent culture, which evolved from a previous and narrower definition, permanent agriculture. It is a way of life which nurtures and propagates a healthy and sustainable lifestyle, guided by its three tenets: earth care, people care, and fair share.  Permaculture, according to one of its…

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Over it! Study Shows Cover Crops And Organic Fertilizer Improve Zucchini Yield

By Jonathan Parker Finding the proper combination and rotation of crops can be a challenge in any given farming system. Permaculture enthusiasts will be familiar with the idea of cover crops. Cover crops are grown below, between, next to and sometimes even over the primary growth. They prevent weeds from taking hold, help provide proper nutrition…

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Hugelkultur: Natural Permaculture Gardening

By Jonathan Parker Sustainable agriculture is a relatively new (and also very old) concept that is sweeping the world these days. Beautiful gardens are cropping up all over the country, and not just your basic flower garden. Many major universities have spent years and millions of dollars studying and even building amazing edible forest gardens that…

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4 Best Methods for Food Self-Sufficiency in a Small Space

By Natural Blaze For most of us producing all of our own food is just a fantasy. It evokes visions of multiple acres of fertile land, long work days, and expensive machinery. However, none of these are necessary to achieve self-sufficient food production. There are many gardening techniques that can produce an abundance of food…

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