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How Farms Can Heal Forests — Or Even Make Them

How Farms Can Heal Forests — Or Even Make Them | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
The forest ecosystem — bugs, soil, logs dead or alive, roots, shrubs, creepers, vines, trees, and all — is one hell of a long-term polyamorous relationship.

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Farm Therapy: A Natural Approach to Improve Sensory Integration · The Natural Farmer

"Occupational therapy on a farm, with real jobs that must be done regularly to maintain the land and the animals, improves sensory integration, self-awareness, and relationships with others. Farms, like children, involve growth, nurturing, hard work – and down-to-earth fun!  

The connectedness inherent in this way of life can promote healthy change at all levels for children with developmental delays. The interconnection of the natural rhythms of weather, seasons, daily responsibilities, play, music and dancing, story and song can bring especially important life experiences to individuals with physical, emotional, or intellectual challenges."


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Nature Friendly Farming… | Steve's Leaves

Nature Friendly Farming… | Steve's Leaves | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
We build special habitats on our farms to encourage friendly forms of wildlife. Things like bees, hawks, bats and butterflies are almost as important to us as sunshine and rain. Not only do they help keep pests down, but they’re helping us to improve the biodiversity (one of Steve’s favourite words) of the countryside, which is good news for all of us.

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The divine road less traveled

The divine road less traveled | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
Spectrum™ Premium Non-GMO seed provides what many others cannot by KC Kinder, Freelance Writer It has been said that a man has not truly lived until he has lived for something.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, November 23, 2013 9:07 AM

Here is more about a traditional alternative to GMO corn that may have even greater yields and be far better for the Eco system on a farm as well. This is a link to the details of the study:

http://www.spectrumseed.com/sites/default/files/performance-trials/pdf/2013%20University%20of%20Illinois.pdf