Tag: permaculture

Food Forests: The Perfect Match for Reluctant Gardeners

Don’t have a green thumb? Try out this low-maintenance and high-yield technique. The number of Americans producing their own fruits and vegetables has increased more than 25 percent since 2008, growing to 44 million of our friends and neighbors. Yet, many reject growing their own food, worried that home gardening is too large a time,…

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PERMACULTURE: The New Ecologically-sound System For Growing Food Anywhere

By Catherine J. Frompovich Recently, I had the enormous good fortune to enjoy the screening in my local arts movie theater of a most exciting, beautifully photographed and produced, full-length motion picture titled “Inhabit.” I sat there in awe of the beauty of Nature, plus how humans are learning, and implementing, how to interact more…

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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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