Agriculture and the Natural World
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Agriculture and the Natural World
This is an exploration of agriculture and how it relates to the environment.  Whether you call it agroecology or eco-agriculture or permaculture these all offer alternative approaches to industrial agriculture that are far more sustainable. This page will highlight good, bad and neutral news related to environmental, economical and socially sustainable agriculture.  
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Attendees of Two-day Seedstock Conference at UCLA Affirm Promise of Sustainable Agriculture Future

Attendees of Two-day Seedstock Conference at UCLA Affirm Promise of Sustainable Agriculture Future | Agriculture and the Natural World | Scoop.it
From new farmers, aquaponicists and sustainable agriculture entrepreneurs to urban farming pioneers, microloan providers and crowdfunding evangelists, yesterday’s 2nd Annual Seedstock Sustainable A...
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Wide-ranging comference confirms the need and advantages of seed conservation as an important part of sustainable agriculture.

 

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Aquaponics: one solution to many urban problems? The Farming Technique That Will Revolutionize the Way We Eat

Aquaponics: one solution to many urban problems? The Farming Technique That Will Revolutionize the Way We Eat | Agriculture and the Natural World | Scoop.it
Aquaponics uses fish to create soil-less farms that can fit into cities much easier.
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A very good essay supporting aquaponic agriculture. Scaling up this type of enterprise maybe a problem so care should be taken to balancing fish and produce production at a local level. Nevertheless this solution offers help to a number of urban problems. Thanks to the writer, Roman Gaus. What is your take?

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