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The end of the line for our biggest trees?

The end of the line for our biggest trees? | forest gardening | Scoop.it
Big trees evolved for longevity and stability, commodities in short supply these days, says Professor Bill Laurance.

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China completes field research of wild herbs in Sanjiangyuan - Xinhua

China completes field research of wild herbs in SanjiangyuanXinhuaIt is believed to be a natural gene bank of wild herbs that can be used as medicine against human diseases. However, Sanjiangyuan is ecologically vulnerable.


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Grow City: Forest Gardens - Mayan and Modern (Edible Gardens in ...

Grow City: Forest Gardens - Mayan and Modern (Edible Gardens in ... | forest gardening | Scoop.it
A small island off the coast of Panama designed as an eco-tourism destination by Design Workshop for a private client, Isla Palenque is an intriguing project. Of particular interest is the agriculture program, which goes beyond ...
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Wildlife watch: muntjac deer - Saga Health News

Wildlife watch: muntjac deer - Saga Health News | forest gardening | Scoop.it
Wildlife watch: muntjac deerSaga Health NewsSince muntjacs are native to sub-tropical parts of the world they are not seasonal breeders, instead they breed approximately every seven months, raising a single fawn each time.
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Agriculture and climate change in India

Agriculture and climate change in India | forest gardening | Scoop.it

This article looks at the importance of preserving wild and local varieties of plants that have traits tolerant to high temperature, elevated CO2 as a way of preparing for climate change. These might have been discarded in the past due to low yield potential but can be made use of today as parents for the breeding of tolerant varieties to climate change. There is a need to revisit gene banks with a view to searching for unique traits required for climate change. In this search, indigenous knowledge and farmer’s wisdom have immense value.


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Cam E's curator insight, April 1, 11:10 AM

I really like the idea behind India's innovation to combat climate change. They're looking to the past and using the more ancient techniques and knowledge which has existed on the Earth in the past, rather than creating an entirely new species of crop which we would not know the long-term effect of.

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Climate change and society

Climate change and society | forest gardening | Scoop.it

Linkages between temperature data and climate-change link the "golden"  age in Europe and America with warming and "dark" ages with cooling.


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The forest garden of Faasai Resort and Spa in Thailand

The edible forest garden at Faasai Resort and Spa is a way of demonstrating their philosophy of harmony, grace and natural beauty...
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Permaculture garden grows over summer - The Daily Collegian

Permaculture garden grows over summer - The Daily Collegian | forest gardening | Scoop.it
The University of Massachusetts permaculture garden blossomed over the summer from a pasture composed of a few fledgling plants to a full force garden capable of producing over 500 pounds of food this year alone.
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Sparing or sharing? Protecting wild species may require growing more food on less land

Sparing or sharing? Protecting wild species may require growing more food on less land | forest gardening | Scoop.it
In parts of the world still rich in biodiversity, separating natural habitats from high-yielding farmland could be a more effective way to conserve wild species than trying to grow crops and conserve nature on the same land, according to a new study.

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Video: Seeds of progress: How urban farming is changing Detroit’s future | Need to Know

Video: Seeds of progress: How urban farming is changing Detroit’s future | Need to Know | forest gardening | Scoop.it
Detroit's urban farming movement is thriving, supplying fresh produce, jobs and revived communities. Desiree Cooper examines this new food-based economy and the issues holding it back.

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http://permacultureglobal.com/

The Worldwide Permaculture Network

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Growing Food in a Forest Garden (Video) - Treehugger

Growing Food in a Forest Garden (Video) - Treehugger | forest gardening | Scoop.it
Growing Food in a Forest Garden (Video)TreehuggerFrom wild permaculture forest gardening on the BBC to a tour of a 20-year-old permaculture garden, we've seen a fair few examples of "forest gardens"—edible landscapes designed to mimic the form and...
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A Farm for the Future 4

BBC documentary on the precient global farming and food crisis, filmed in the UK. Featuring Martin Crawford (Agroforestry Research Trust), Fordhall Farm, Ric...
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Landscapes for People, Food and Nature: a new Blog from Bioversity, FAO, UNEP et al

Landscapes for People, Food and Nature: a new Blog from Bioversity, FAO, UNEP et al | forest gardening | Scoop.it

A new blog on Landscapes for People, Food and Nature is launched today. Fortunately, its just in time for a new University of Leicester undergraduate module Biodiversity and Sustainability. The blog is asking "How can we manage our farms and farming landscapes not just to supply food for 9 billion people over the next few decades, but do so in ways that also secure our water needs, conserve biodiversity, manage climate change, and sustain rural livelihoods?"

The blog goes on to say "many of the most important habitats for wild biodiversity, watersheds, forest products, bio-energy, and stores of carbon were located in agricultural lands—not just those “marginal lands” but in the world’s main breadbaskets and rice bowls." which happens to be one of the points I was preparing to include in my first lecture, although one before this that I would have found hard to reference.


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50 plants that changed how we live today - Auburn Citizen

50 plants that changed how we live today - Auburn Citizen | forest gardening | Scoop.it
50 plants that changed how we live todayAuburn CitizenThe concept that plants play a huge part in global economics, science, medicine, culture and politics may be surprising to many of us and even Laws, who has written extensively on the...
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Permaculture – Toby Hemenway

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What is Permaculture? How can it save the planet? From the Stone Age to the Oil Age.
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bokashicomposting.com - The world can't afford to keep wasting soil ...

bokashicomposting.com - The world can't afford to keep wasting soil ... | forest gardening | Scoop.it
Loss of productive soil, FAO reported, is most severe in the Himalayan and Andean regions; semi-arid tropical regions of Africa and India; rice-growing lands of Southeast Asia and areas of intensive and industrialised farming ...
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KarmaTube: Mother Trees Connect the Forest

KarmaTube: Mother Trees Connect the Forest | forest gardening | Scoop.it
Don't trees only talk to each other in the movies? Professor Suzanne Simard shares her latest research regarding forest ecosystems here.

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Hotter, drier, meaner: Trends point to a planet increasingly hostile to agriculture — The Daily Climate

Hotter, drier, meaner: Trends point to a planet increasingly hostile to agriculture — The Daily Climate | forest gardening | Scoop.it

A host of data – from sediment cores to ongoing drought in East Africa to computer models – point to one conclusion:

 

Our increasingly hotter, drier planet is going to be a tough place to farm.


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The Food Movement: Its Power and Possibilities | The Nation

The Food Movement: Its Power and Possibilities | The Nation | forest gardening | Scoop.it

Frances Moore Lappé: For years I’ve been asked, “Since you wrote Diet for a Small Planet in 1971, have things gotten better or worse?” Hoping I don’t sound glib, my response is always the same: “Both.”


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Edible Landscaping — A Ripe Idea... : Roots to Fruits Ecological ...

Edible Landscaping — A Ripe Idea... : Roots to Fruits Ecological ... | forest gardening | Scoop.it
The point is that edible landscaping is not limited to the traditional idea of 'landscaping'. With that being said, one may refer to a raised bed vegetable plot, an herb garden, or a food forest as an edible landscape, or being part ...
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Plant an Edible Forest Garden

Plant an Edible Forest Garden | forest gardening | Scoop.it
Make your garden more productive by exploring forest gardening. You can learn how to mimic a natural forest, and create a productive fusion of garden, orchard and woodland.
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Base Mapping - Spiral Ridge Permaculture Gardens

Base Mapping - Spiral Ridge Permaculture Gardens | forest gardening | Scoop.it
Our base mapping for the Edible Forest Garden Course started on Saturday. Using 300 foot tapes and several 100 foot tapes we started to create the base maps we need for the course and for the future of our design process ...
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Agriculture is Harder, Pt. 3 | Fish In The Water

Agriculture is Harder, Pt. 3 | Fish In The Water | forest gardening | Scoop.it
It can lead to obsession. And I obsess about edible forest gardens, constantly. I talked a little bit yesterday about agroforestry? Edible forest gardens are kind of like agroforestry without the rows.
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Permaculture Ideas: A Forest Garden Year

Permaculture Ideas: A Forest Garden Year | forest gardening | Scoop.it
A Forest Garden Year ... Martin created this agro forest 15 years ago that has many edible plants, trees, shrubs and creeping plants that produce an abundant crop of edible vegetable with minimal effort.
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