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Oh, Heck Yes: Check Out These Farm Tools For Women

Oh, Heck Yes: Check Out These Farm Tools For Women | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it

"You get Green Heron Tools and a batch of farming and gardening tools that are actually useful for women. Ann Adams and Liz Brensinger founded the business after farming for 20 years and noticing the tools didn’t quite work for their bodies. Deborah Huso interviewed the pair over at Modern Farmer:"

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The Secret to Richer, Carbon-Capturing Soil? Treat Your Microbes Well!

The Secret to Richer, Carbon-Capturing Soil? Treat Your Microbes Well! | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
Imagine if someone invented machines to suck carbon out of the atmosphere — machines that were absurdly cheap, autonomous, and solar powered, too. Wouldn’t that be great? But we already have these gadgets!
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This Site Will Answer All Your Growing Queries

This Site Will Answer All Your Growing Queries | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
PlantVillage crowdsources responses to all sorts of farming questions from around the globe, pooling scholarly info with hands-on experience.
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When Your Produce Gets Wasted, It's Really A Cry For Help

When Your Produce Gets Wasted, It's Really A Cry For Help | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it

"We end up throwing out a lot of the food we grow. According to an analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council, we’re tossing 40 percent of our food, the equivalent of $165 billion wasted — giant lakes of water, mountains of fertilizer, and megajoules of energy, all squandered."

 
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This Is What A More Sustainable American Food System Looks Like

This Is What A More Sustainable American Food System Looks Like | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it

Let’s be real: The American food system today has some pretty daunting issues. We’re saddled with a farming system that, on the whole, releases a massive amount of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere (675 million metric tons annually at the most recent tally, to be exact), sucks nutrients from the soil, and leaches chemicals into the water table. And in regions with some of the richest farmland, historically speaking, you can’t buy a fresh vegetable for love or money — but you can get a two-liter bottle of potable sugar and an endless variety of nutritionally vacant foodstuff approximations at any corner store. To that end, we find ourselves in the midst of a dietary and environmental crisis. We could ask, “How did we get here?”, but I’m not trying to answer that question. There are many possible culprits at whom we could point fingers, but what’s much, much more important is how we get ourselves out of this mess.

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Crazy Contraption Turns Cow Poo Into Clean Water, Fertilizer, and Natural Gas (ahem)

Crazy Contraption Turns Cow Poo Into Clean Water, Fertilizer, and Natural Gas (ahem) | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it

"I know what you’re thinking: “Water from cow shit? Bullshit.” And you’re right — it works on bulls too!"

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Top 8 Uses For Non-Laying Hens (Not Including Lunch)

What can you do with a chicken past her prime? Here are a few ideas.
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