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The Definitive Guide to Building Deep Rich Soils by Imitating Nature - Permaculture Apprentice

The Definitive Guide to Building Deep Rich Soils by Imitating Nature - Permaculture Apprentice | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
As some of you may have heard, I’ve finally got my hands on a piece of a land and now when I’m finally able to get my hands dirty I’m faced with the reality of my shallow, compacted, alkaline and sometimes waterlogged for months soils. This has come as a huge disappointment as I had …

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This Pit Bull In A Sheep Costume Isn't Fooling Anyone - Modern Farmer

This Pit Bull In A Sheep Costume Isn't Fooling Anyone - Modern Farmer | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
It insists it's a real sheep. But just look at it.
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Ostrich ... It's What's for Dinner - Modern Farmer

Ostrich ... It's What's for Dinner - Modern Farmer | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
Ostrich meat tastes like steak, has less fat and more iron, and is easier on the environment to produce than beef. So why isn't it more popular to farm and eat?
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Horticultural Therapy: 'Gardening Makes Us Feel Renewed Inside'

Horticultural Therapy: 'Gardening Makes Us Feel Renewed Inside' | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it

Why does coaxing seeds into growth or a fierce pruning session refresh the
spirits so? Sue Stuart-Smith examines the value of gardening as
therapy


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Richard Spencer's curator insight, February 12, 11:02 AM

To  Me  this  is  a  good  follow  to  my  recent  publication  on  here  from  The Guardion  Newpaper  http://sco.lt/7v7Asz ; about  Gardening  being  good  for  your  mind.

Here  the  author  a  Sue  Stewat_Smith  being  a  psychiatrist looks  at  it  the  way  i  look  at  it  and  that  is  the  sense  of  achievement  and  physical  efforts  can  make  us  relaxed  more.

Also  bear  in  mind  that  its  the  sense  of  peace  too  is  calming  too  Having  the  privilege  of  working  in  Kensington  gardens  up  in  London  many  years  ago  you  get  the  feeling  off  peace  although  the  park  is    surrounded  by  its  two  busy  roads  on  both  sides  and  its  shopping  centres  you  still  wont  believe  you  are  in   London       

You  can  find  more  about  me  here  https://uk.linkedin.com/in/rsgardencareservices ;

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Harvesting the Research: Agricultural Intensification Threatens Soil Biodiversity

Harvesting the Research: Agricultural Intensification Threatens Soil Biodiversity | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it

Dr. Maria A. Tsiafouli discusses the importance of preserving soil biodiversity.


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Microscopic topics and macroscopic challenges.

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8 Steps to Getting Started with Honeybees
#honeybees   #beekeeping  …

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8 Steps to Getting Started with Honeybees
#honeybees   #beekeeping   #homesteading   #beekeepertips   - Honey Hill Homestead - Google+
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Chelsea Green Publishing - The Forest Garden Greenhouse

Chelsea Green Publishing - The Forest Garden Greenhouse | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
The Forest Garden Greenhouse - How to Design and Manage an Indoor Permaculture Oasis
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This might be handy for those of you who live in Northern climes.

And may God have mercy on your souls.....

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Resurrection of Extinct Squash from 800-year-Old Seeds Shows Importance of Saving Seeds in an Age of GMOs

Resurrection of Extinct Squash from 800-year-Old Seeds Shows Importance of Saving Seeds in an Age of GMOs | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
According to various news sources, the seeds of the squash were discovered inside a tiny clay pot unearthed from an archaeological dig on the Menominee Reservation in Wisconsin in 2008. The sealed pot was 800 years old.

The power of traditional seed-saving

Researchers determined that the seeds belonged to a squash variety that is no longer cultivated anywhere – that is, extinct. In 2015, students in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada tried planting the seeds.

Despite their age, the seeds produced healthy vines that in turn produced massive, 30 pound, orange squash. The students dubbed the squash Gete-okosomin, meaning "Big Old Squash" in the Menominee language. The seeds of those squashes are now being shared, and people are being encouraged to plant Gete-okosomin to bring it all the way back from extinction. The story has been hailed as an example of the durability of traditionally bred seeds, and the importance of saving ancestral seeds to provide food for future generations.
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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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Documentary Highlights Permaculture Principles

Documentary Highlights Permaculture Principles | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
This documentary shows how permaculture harnesses nature's synergistic relationships to create efficient, self-supporting ecosystems.

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Eric Larson's curator insight, November 29, 2015 7:11 PM

Efficient, self-supporting, ecosystem?

Eben Lenderking's curator insight, November 30, 2015 5:04 AM
A great way to farm
carol b's curator insight, February 16, 4:37 AM

I'm going to have a garden one day... Perhaps a farm... Getting ready!

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Clase de Apicultura - Conociendo la Floracion Apicola de la Region

El conocimiento de la Flora de importancia apícola es fundamental para la conducción racional del apiario ya que constituye el recurso con que cuentan las ab...


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Eben Lenderking's curator insight, December 14, 2015 7:46 AM

Apta para  todas las especias--inclusive las nativas

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You Could Get Paid to Save Struggling Monarchs - Modern Farmer

You Could Get Paid to Save Struggling Monarchs - Modern Farmer | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
The Environmental Defense Fund will pay ranchers and farmers to grow habitat, like any other crop, to try to save these important insects.
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The Role of Rural Women in Agriculture

The Role of Rural Women in Agriculture | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it

"Women are the backbone of the development of rural and national economies. They comprise 43% of the world’s agricultural labor force, which rises to 70% in some countries. In Africa, 80% of the agricultural production comes from small farmers, who are mostly rural women. Women comprise the largest percentage of the workforce in the agricultural sector, but do not have access and control over all land and productive resources. Realizing the importance of rural women in agriculture is an important aspect of gender relations. In many countries, the role of women in agriculture is considered just to be a 'help' and not an important economic contribution to agricultural production. Giving support to rural women is a way of breaking the vicious cycle that leads to rural poverty and to the expansion of slums in the cities, where the poor get poorer. Development strategies should consider rural women as the epicenter, paying special attention to their social skills both within and without agriculture sector."


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Emma Boyle's curator insight, March 2, 12:52 PM

While rural women play a substantial role in agriculture around the world, it is often not in positions of ownership, regional influence, and agency.  This is an article discussing how empowering rural women in the agricultural sector by changed the cultural and economic institutions that shape their work can truly change the world we live in.  

 

Tags: gender in agriculture, development, gender, agriculture, labor. 

Eric Larson's curator insight, February 18, 4:35 PM

Rural women in agriculture.

Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 27, 11:41 AM

While rural women play a substantial role in agriculture around the world, it is often not in positions of ownership, regional influence, and agency.  This is an article discussing how empowering rural women in the agricultural sector by changed the cultural and economic institutions that shape their work can truly change the world we live in.  

 

Tags: gender in agriculture, developmentgender, agriculture, labor. 

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Biodynamic Gardening Takes Holistic Approach to the Soil

Biodynamic Gardening Takes Holistic Approach to the Soil | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it

Method creates a healthy system of plants, animals and soil while considering celestial effects on life.


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Richard Spencer's curator insight, February 14, 3:16 AM

Here is a  interesting  article  about  the  new  age  of  gardening,/agriculture

Though I  do not  know if  I  agree  with  it  in  theory  as  there  are  some points I  not  sure  about.

But I m  all  for putting  nutriments back  into  soil  to  replenish the  earth  resources.

Here  the  Author  Tom  Oder  takes  you  step  by  step  into  the  basics of  it  and  what  it  involves. from  the  simple  tried and  tested  ways  of  green  manuring  ie growing  clover,vetch and  beans  one  year  and  motivating it  into  the  soil to  making  your  very  own  compost  with  the  addition  of  herbs  as amendment. to  links  for  more  detailed  information     

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Saudi Arabia is Buying Up Farmland in US Southwest

Saudi Arabia is Buying Up Farmland in US Southwest | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf countries are gobbling up farmland in drought-afflicted regions of the U.S. Southwest.
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Paper Pot Maker-Store.underwoodgardens.com

Paper Pot Maker-Store.underwoodgardens.com | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
Ingenious, environmentally friendly way to recycle newspaper into 2 1/4 in. seedling pots which hold water remarkably well and can be planted directly into the garden. Economical and easy - even a child can do it. Made of solid maple to last for years and even become an heirloom.
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SEED KEEPING — Update on the Gete Okosomin Origin Story! 

SEED KEEPING — Update on the Gete Okosomin Origin Story!  | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
Update on the Gete Okosomin origin story! First and foremost, please read it from the source: Squash Story from the White Earth Land Recovery Project, on Anishinaabe land, northern Minnesota, posted...
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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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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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