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Farm Geeks: Learning to Love the Circuit Board

Farm Geeks: Learning to Love the Circuit Board | Becoming Native to Place: A Major in Homecoming | Scoop.it
From water sensors to weather stations, farm hacking takes off.
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Basic programming skills + $30 arduino boards = custom farm data management.

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Putting Some Teeth in the Permaculture Ethics - Liberation Ecology

Putting Some Teeth in the Permaculture Ethics - Liberation Ecology | Becoming Native to Place: A Major in Homecoming | Scoop.it
Holmgren and Temford’s Ethics icon (1) Care for the Earth (2) Care for People (3) Redistribute Surplus These three ethics have always been at the heart of Permaculture thinking and teaching. At lea...
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Wendell Berry: "A Place in Time: Twenty Stories Of The Port William Membership" | The Diane Rehm Show from WAMU and NPR

Wendell Berry: "A Place in Time: Twenty Stories Of The Port William Membership" | The Diane Rehm Show from WAMU and NPR | Becoming Native to Place: A Major in Homecoming | Scoop.it

Wendell Berry on the Diane Rehm show.

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State of the Species | Charles C. Mann | Orion Magazine

State of the Species | Charles C. Mann | Orion Magazine | Becoming Native to Place: A Major in Homecoming | Scoop.it

Will the unprecedented success of Homo sapiens lead to an unavoidable downfall? Long form essay.

 

"Why and how did humankind become “unusually successful”? And what, to an evolutionary biologist, does “success” mean, if self-destruction is part of the definition? Does that self-destruction include the rest of the biosphere? What are human beings in the grand scheme of things anyway, and where are we headed? What is human nature, if there is such a thing, and how did we acquire it? What does that nature portend for our interactions with the environment? With 7 billion of us crowding the planet, it’s hard to imagine more vital questions."

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Fedco Trees - renovating old apple trees

Fedco Trees - renovating old apple trees | Becoming Native to Place: A Major in Homecoming | Scoop.it
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The best fruit tree is the one that has already been planted. Our farms and fields are full of old and interesting apple or pear trees. Follow this advice to make them productive again.

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Forget Sustainability. It’s About Resilience by Andrew Zolli

Forget Sustainability. It’s About Resilience by Andrew Zolli | Becoming Native to Place: A Major in Homecoming | Scoop.it
A new dialogue is emerging around the idea of resilience: how to help vulnerable people, organizations and systems persist, perhaps even thrive, amid unforeseeable disruptions.

Via David McConville
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The 50-Year Farm Bill

The 50-Year Farm Bill | Becoming Native to Place: A Major in Homecoming | Scoop.it
American agriculture's land "emergency," and how to solve it...

 

"The industrial providers of single solutions assume that the agricultural structure of a country, a region, or a farm can be built piecemeal of disparate single parts -- parts that do not necessarily, or even probably, fit the other parts of the farm or local ecosystem, and yet will ultimately resolve into a coherent, sensible, even sustainable pattern determined by the disposition of the market. This obviously is nonsense."

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