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Broadfork Farm - Timeline Photos | Facebook

Broadfork Farm - Timeline Photos | Facebook | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
Wow! Look out how beautiful these amaranth greens (aka calaloo greens) are! They totally beautify any dish! (Wow! Look out how beautiful these amaranth greens (aka calaloo greens) are! They totally beautify any dish!
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WarkaWater | Each Drop Counts

WarkaWater | Each Drop Counts | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it

The Warka’s water harvesting technique and construction system are inspired by several sources. Many plants and animals have developed unique micro- and nano-scale structural features on their surfaces that enable them to collect water from the air and survive in hostile environments. By studying the Namib beetle’s shell, lotus flower leaves, spider web threads and the integrated fog collection system in cactus, we are identifying specific materials and coatings that can enhance dew condensation and water flow and storage capabilities of the mesh. The termite hives have influenced the design of Warka’s outer shell, its airflow, shape and geometry. We also looked at local cultures and vernacular architecture, incorporating traditional Ethiopian basket-weaving techniques in Warka’s design.

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Fascinating design???

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Britain’s House Price Crash – 2016 Predictions Mount

Britain’s House Price Crash – 2016 Predictions Mount | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it

Housing in many countries, especially Britain is no longer an investment, it’s now made up of three fundamentals; consumption, crime and concern. The general public getting on the bandwagon with cheap loans is consumption. The crime slot is taken now that over 40% of Britain’s housing stock is bought in cash with property used as an international laundrette to wash hundreds of billions and concern comes from savers who quite rightly think that the banks and government will steal their hard earned (low or negative savings rates), tax paid money that drives a reluctant middle class into becoming landlords.

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Strawberries + Pesticides: How California's Farmers are Looking for New Solutions - Modern Farmer

Strawberries + Pesticides: How California's Farmers are Looking for New Solutions - Modern Farmer | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
Strawberry fields expose thousands of children on the Central Coast of California to toxic pesticides. Luckily, researchers and pioneers are forging new and safer ways to grow this beloved crop.
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Organic Ambitions: Scotland's Organic Action Plan 2016 -2020

Organic Ambitions: Scotland's Organic Action Plan 2016 -2020 | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
An ambitious new action plan to help organic food and farming build a more sustainable future, regenerate the rural economy and conserve biodiversity and natural resources is being launched for Scotland. Unveiled today (Wednesday 27 January) “Organic Ambitions: Scotland’s Organic Action Plan 2016 – 2020” will be further celebrated with a parliamentary reception (at 17:30) on 28th January, attended by Richard Lochhead, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment.
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Chile de Agua – An Unknown Heirloom Chile from Oaxaca | Terroir Seeds

Chile de Agua – An Unknown Heirloom Chile from Oaxaca | Terroir Seeds | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it

The Chile de Agua is a little known heirloom chile from Oaxaca, Mexico, grown in a small valley for at least three centuries and is slowly becoming better known and more popular in the US. It is one of the chile varieties grown in the ancient Milpa system of community gardening with companion planting using corn, beans, squash, amaranth, sunflowers and chile to feed and sustain the people in the community.

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Life in Syntropy

Visit our channel on vimeo: https://vimeo.com/channels/agendagotsch "Life in Syntropy" is the new short film from Agenda Gotsch made specially to be presente...
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Five-Minute Mentor: Farmer Lee Jones of Chef's Garden - Modern Farmer

Five-Minute Mentor: Farmer Lee Jones of Chef's Garden - Modern Farmer | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
Should farmers be doing something specific during the slow winter months? 

 

This is the most critical time for planning. We have a saying on our farm: “Fail to plan, plan to fail.” Lay everything out, month by month and crop by crop. Scale back on the crops you didn’t find a market for last season, and amp up those with strong demand. Figure out your rotations, the volumes of product, the workforce you’ll need to get it harvested. Have your restaurateur customers influenced the way you farm? Chefs have taught us that every single stage of a plant’s life offers something unique to the plate. For example, we sell carrots in micro, petite, baby, and full sizes. Right now, our clients are rediscovering edible flowers, like the blooms of allium, arugula, mustard, parsnips, and radishes.

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Deep root planting hemp

Deep root planting is a technique that encourages plants to thrive by allowing root stems to develop along the length of the stem that is buried. Wadzy has s...

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Best House Framing Systems for Building a Home

Best House Framing Systems for Building a Home | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
Green building expert Chris Magwood compares wood framing systems to cob walls, compressed earth blocks, and straw bale walls in pursuit of a sustainable home building practice.
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Bay Area Beekeeping

Bay Area Beekeeping | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
Queen Bees for Sale
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Eric Larson's curator insight, February 6, 9:11 PM

We all need to encourage this.

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Honey on Tap Directly From Your Beehive

Honey on Tap Directly From Your Beehive | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
Harvesting honey is easier on the beekeeper and so much easier on the bees. | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!

Via Vonny~
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Eric Larson's curator insight, January 29, 10:49 AM

Reduces the issues of honey harvesting?

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USDA ERS - Farm Household Well-being: Farm Household Income (Historical)

USDA ERS - Farm Household Well-being: Farm Household Income (Historical) | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
Median total income for farm households increased each year from 2010 to 2014. The increase largely reflects greater income from off-farm sources, where the majority of farm households earn most, if not all, of their income. Given the broad USDA definition of a farm (see glossary), many small farms are not profitable even in the best farm income years. As a result, the median household income from farming shows a loss. However, the loss decreased over the past 5 years, with 2014 having the smallest negative value for income from farming at -$869.
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Denver Broncos' Von Miller Dreams of Being a Chicken Farmer - Modern Farmer

Denver Broncos' Von Miller Dreams of Being a Chicken Farmer - Modern Farmer | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
We'd sign up for his CSA!
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Organic Agriculture, Capitalism and the Parallel Reality of the Pro-GMO Evangelist

Organic Agriculture, Capitalism and the Parallel Reality of the Pro-GMO Evangelist | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
Consider that India had for generations sustained one of the highest densities of population on earth, without any chemical fertilisers, pesticides, exotic dwarf strains of grain or ‘bio-tech’ inpu...
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Central Banks Are Trojan Horses, Looting Their Host Nations

Central Banks Are Trojan Horses, Looting Their Host Nations | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
A Nobel prize winning economist, former chief economist and senior vice president of the World Bank, and chairman of the President’s council of economic advisers (Joseph Stiglitz) says that the International Monetary Fund and World Bank loan money to third world countries as a way to force them to open up their markets and resources for looting by the West.
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Newsletter: February 3, 2016 | Terroir Seeds

Newsletter: February 3, 2016 | Terroir Seeds | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
Starting Your Tomato, Pepper and Eggplant Seeds
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Meet the Woman Scaling Up Organics in the Deep South - Modern Farmer

Meet the Woman Scaling Up Organics in the Deep South - Modern Farmer | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
In 2004 when Rolls took over as director, there were just 25 certified organic farms in the state; over the next decade, as she watched organic production explode across the country, her chart crept up ever so slowly to show 70 organic farms in the state by 2014, representing less than 4,000 acres total. By comparison, New York and Wisconsin, two states roughly the same size as Georgia, had approximately 900 and 1200 certified organic farms (representing more than 200,000 total acres in each state), respectively.
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Farm Confessional: How to Tell People You've Decided to Become a Farmer - Modern Farmer

Farm Confessional: How to Tell People You've Decided to Become a Farmer - Modern Farmer | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
As a 23-year-old British-born Ghanaian woman is finding it difficult to give people the answer they're looking for.
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How to Build a Better Beehive - Modern Farmer

How to Build a Better Beehive - Modern Farmer | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
Take advantage of winter downtime and start your beekeeping venture now, before the pollinators become available for delivery in early spring.
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Restoring the Link Between Farmer and Consumer, Challenging the Corporate Hijack of Global Food and Agriculture

Restoring the Link Between Farmer and Consumer, Challenging the Corporate Hijack of Global Food and Agriculture | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it

Food systems have been reduced to a model of industrialised agriculture controlled by a few transnational food corporations together with a small group of huge retailers. It is a model designed to generate profits… Instead of being dedicated to the production of food … it focuses increasingly on the production of raw materials such as agrofuels, animal feeds or commodity plantations… it has caused the enormous loss of agricultural holdings and the people who make their living from those holdings… it promotes a diet which is harmful to health and which contains insufficient fruit, vegetables and cereals.

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Seller Pledge | CUESA

Seller Pledge | CUESA | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
The Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA) believes that a food system is the interrelationship of agricultural systems, their economic, social, cultural, and technological support systems, and systems of food distribution and consumption. CUESA is a mission-driven non-profit that seeks to transform our food system by delivering innovative education programs about sustainable food and linking urban dwellers, local farmers, and food makers through our weekly farmers markets.
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“Solar Solar Everywhere, And We’ve Even Got Some to Spare….”

“Solar Solar Everywhere, And We’ve Even Got Some to Spare….” | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it

Dignity, Transformation, Growth

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400 Watt 12V DC Wind Turbine

400 Watt 12V DC Wind Turbine | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
Sundance Solar is a leader in solar educational kits, do it yourself solar energy kits and wind power kits for students and educators worldwide.
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Eric Larson's curator insight, February 6, 9:14 PM

Wind turbines???

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USDA | Outreach | SDFR | Advisory Committee on Minority Farms

USDA | Outreach | SDFR | Advisory Committee on Minority Farms | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it

The committee works in the interest of the public to ensure socially disadvantaged farmers have equal access to USDA programs. The committee shall advise the Secretary on:

The implementation of section 2501 of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation and Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 2279); Methods of maximizing the participation of socially disadvantaged farmers or ranchers in USDA programs; and Civil rights activities within USDA, as such activities relate to participants in USDA programs.
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Interview: Scientist, Author, Activist Vandana Shiva Leads Movement to Restore Sovereignty to Farmers

Interview: Scientist, Author, Activist Vandana Shiva Leads Movement to Restore Sovereignty to Farmers | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
In India, Dr. Vandana Shiva is a force for change not only among the commentariat but also on the ground. On a recent trip to California, Shiva spoke with Acres U.S.A., covering an amazing amount of ground.
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Eric Larson's curator insight, February 6, 9:15 PM

Restore our farmers.