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Permaculture: You've Heard of It, But What the Heck Is It? - Modern Farmer

Permaculture: You've Heard of It, But What the Heck Is It? - Modern Farmer | Gardening | Scoop.it
Not catching the drift? You’re not alone. Is permaculture a gardening technique or a special approach to farming, like biodynamics? Is it some type of back-to-the-land, off-the-grid intentional community? Is it about sustainable architecture, aquaponics, philosophy, horticulture, design? Permaculture is all that and then some, which is why it’s so hard for anyone to capture what it means in one neat sentence.

Via The Planetary Archives / San Francisco, California
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Permaculture 
"Not  catching  the  drift  then  your  not  alone "
Then  this  article  here  by  Modern  farmer   should  clear  things  up  better  hopefully .
With  all  these  new  trends  coming  across  the  sea  its  very  hard  to   catch  up  on  what  staying  and  what  is  just  a  fad   these  days 
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Permaculture's Artistic Side | Ignite.me | DIY Gardens, Upcycling & Landscaping

Permaculture's Artistic Side | Ignite.me | DIY Gardens, Upcycling & Landscaping | Gardening | Scoop.it
No matter your homestead reality, permaculture can help you move closer to the space of your dreams.
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Could Better Soil Management Reverse Global Warming?

Could Better Soil Management Reverse Global Warming? | Gardening | Scoop.it
How we manage our soil may be as important as how we generate our energy.

 

The very things we need to do to adapt to a changing climate are exactly the same actions we need to take to slow down, or even reverse, global warming in the first place.

 

During his keynote, Peter Bane—author of The Permaculture Handbook—made this astounding statement: Better farming could not just slow, but reverse, the buildup of atmospheric CO2.  Noting that rock star farmer Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms has built up 6.5% of additional carbon in his soils, Bane argued that truly maximizing soil carbon sequestration across all the world's agricultural soils could literally soak up more carbon than we release each year.

 

In cultivating our ability to "farm carbon," we would simultaneously be reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and chemical fertilizers, increasing our farm lands' ability to retain nutrients and hold water, we'd be mitigating flooding and protecting against drought, and we'd be enhancing biodiversity too. There's even some research to suggest that small-scale agroecology could increase yields compared to conventional farming.


Via John Casey, Daniel LaLiberte, The Planetary Archives / San Francisco, California
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Interesting  insight  into  how  change  the  C02  exchange  on  global  scale.

By  converting a  different  way  of  farming  altogether  

 

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