Seyyada A. Burney, Nourishing the Planet
Soaring temperatures and low precipitation could not occur at a worse time for many farmers in the U.S.
Intensifying drought conditions are affecting corn and soybean crops throughout the Midwest, raising grain prices as well as concerns about future food prices. The … More
Trees and nature don’t only provide us with oxygen to breathe, they provide us with peace. According to a review of studies, the number of trees in your neighborhood, along with your proximity to a park, plays a significant role in your mental and physical wellbeing. … More
When Vancouver couple Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon began their experiment – to eat only foods grown and produced within 100 miles of their home – they reported dubiety. This doubt was reflected in the first chapter of their book, The 100 Mile Diet (now among … More
Chris Bourne, Contributing Writer
These are very exciting times. A whole host of events and circumstances are converging across the world causing the old fear based reality to fracture and fragment. It’s big business that has had such a strangle hold on Humanity’s freedom of expression and evolution: … More
Permaculture College Australia
While mental health experts warn about depression as a global epidemic, other researchers are discovering ways we trigger our natural production of happy chemicals that keep depression at bay, with surprising results. All you need to do is get your fingers dirty and harvest your … More
Havana, Cuba, is a world leader in urban agriculture. After the collapse of the Soviet Bloc, food production was decentralised from large mechanized state farms to urban cultivation systems. Today more than 50 per cent of Havana’s fresh produce is grown within the city limits, using organic compost … More
J. D. Heyes
You won’t see cornrows stretching into the horizon or amber waves of grain as far as the eye can see, but there’s a growing phenomenon in urban America – agriculture is “growing” in our big cities, and as a result, lawmakers and policy chiefs are … More
On Sunday afternoon, nearly 300 Albany residents entered a piece of property owned by the University of California called the Gill Tract, and took it over as a renegade urban farm. The protesters there are planning to remain at the property, and request donations of tents and other … More
Go beyond your daily horoscope and bring the Zodiac to your garden
Since our ancestors first poked a seed into the ground, astrology has played a role in gardening and farming. Today it’s easy to scoff at people who plant by moon signs and phases, but in truth, … More
Large-scale industrial agriculture depends on engineering the land to ensure the absence of natural diversity. But as the recent emergence of herbicide-tolerant weeds on U.S. farms has shown, nature ultimately finds a way to subvert uniformity and assert itself.
Verlyn Klinkenborg, Environment 360
In its short, shameless history, … More
YouTube – GardenPool
Learn how an Arizona family converted their unused swimming pool into a garden oasis that can continually feed a family of four. Combining solar energy, water conservation, poultry farming, aquaculture, hydroponic gardening, organic gardening, aquaponics, and bio-filtration, this ingenious system demonstrates just how feasible individual sustainable living … More
Dr. John Todd’s Green Eco-Machine is an ingenious water treatment system that simulates the natural environment, treating human waste through an uncomplicated array of quiet, odor-free and remarkably uncomplicated processes. His systems are in place in the US and in China, and also his own home where he treats … More
YouTube – UrbanHomestead
Homegrown Revolution is a short introduction to the homegrown project that has been called a new revolution in urban sustainability.
In the midst of a dense city setting in downtown Pasadena, radical change is taking root. For over twenty years, the Dervaes family have transformed their home … More
Permaculture is a fundamental approach to food production and urban renewal, water, energy and pollution. It is based on the ethics of caring for people and our planet. It is about growing your own healthy food, being resourceful and environmentally responsible. Permaculture concepts, design principles and … More
Nourishing the Planet
According to the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, a quarter of the world’s known plant species—some 60,000 to 100,000 species—are threatened with extinction. And even though plants may not receive as much attention as endangered animals, they are essential. Among their many attributes, plants are a … More
YouTube – TedX
The importance of soil in the preservation of our eco-systems, and of improving the ecology of our food systems.
“Fred Kirschenmann has been involved in sustainable agriculture and food issues for most of his life. He currently serves as both a Distinguished Fellow at the Leopold Center … More
Peter Proctor teaches Biodynamic agriculture in India, demonstrating how healthy soil creates healthy plants, which creates healthy food for healthy people. And throughout this cycle, every additive needed to produce natural and bountiful results is naturally produced and supplied by the farm. Biodynamic farming brings together the forces of … More
This overwhelming situation that we find our species in leaves so many people feeling hopeless, asking, “What can I possibly do to improve the state of our civilization?” No doubt, this is a very hard question to answer because the problems facing us are massive. However, … More
Coleman’s Four Season Farm: Start with biodiversity and well-nourished soil, add some appropriate technology, then harvest lots of healthy food. Photo: Barbara DamroschOrganic farming is often falsely represented as being unscientific. However, despite the popular assumption that it sprang full born from the delusions of 60s hippies, … More