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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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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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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  …

8 Steps to Getting Started with Honeybees<br/>#honeybees   #beekeeping  … | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
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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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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