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Seeds of Permaculture - Watch Free Documentary Online

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A reciprocal documentary that advises bringing permaculture to people around the world and encourages a course of action towards a holistic way of life.

Via Debby, The Planetary Archives
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Permaculturre, Nature's own way of healing itself.  

Great documentary.

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Isabel Cary sur Twitter

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if we don't start conserving energy & recycling more this fam will go extinct within our lifetime b/c of us. pic.twitter.com/fXYaHvXGGL
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Sustainable Food for the Globe.  Monday Wake Up Call.  wWhen we discuss sustainability for the globe, that includes every living thing on Earth. Our polar bears are in trouble! Does anyonehave a real solution, we can implement now? +++++   



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It's Fall! Have You Planted Native Foods For Your Wild Birds? - BirdChannel.com

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It's Fall! Have You Planted Native Foods For Your Wild Birds?
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It makes sense that plants would evolve fruit timing to coincide with abundant fruit-eating birds on the go and focused on fruit.
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Sustainable Food for the Globe.  Every creature needs food!  ..."As humans encroach on natural landscapes, our front and back yards become important surrogate habitats for migrating birds, as do sites like college campuses and city parks. Research suggests that migrant birds are resilient enough to use habitat fragments successfully if the food they need is there. Fruits provide more than calories for migration. Recent research from University of Rhode Island suggests the same antioxidant vitamins and minerals that help humans fight stress and sickness help birds cope with the stresses of migration."   +++++


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Two local school districts serve as site for waste-sorting - Uniontown Herald Standard

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Two local school districts serve as site for waste-sorting Uniontown Herald Standard From left, Ross Hirschfeld, waste diversion specialist for Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC), and Nick Shorr, program manager for PRC Regional Composting...
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Another step in the right direction!  Creating compost by waste diversion.  Starting point on this project, two schools.   ..."“Building organic matter increases yields on all farm soils, buffers wet and dry periods, reduces other input costs and allows more diverse production and entry into more direct, local and regional markets."

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Bring Back the Monarchs! - Huffington Post

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Bring Back the Monarchs!
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They provide the services that yield the berries, fruits, seeds, foliage and roots that are food for hundreds of thousands of species worldwide.
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Addressing critical problems one issue at a time!  ..."Monarch Watch is built on the idea that all of us acting together can be a powerful force for good. If we move quickly, we can save one of nature's most spectacular migrations. By planting milkweeds and other nectar rich flowers, we can throw a lifeline to monarchs and their fellow pollinators."  *****

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On A Mission To Feed The Needs Of LA - NBCNews.com

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On A Mission To Feed The Needs Of LA NBCNews.com LA Kitchen will live inside a vast, brand new 56,000 square foot space currently under construction in LA's Lincoln Heights, a facility which will also house LA Prep, a separate entity that will be a...
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It is a great feeling knowing that the everyday person has still a creative and giving human spirit.  This should make your realize that good people are working tirelessly all around you!  ..."LA Kitchen’s approach will be multi-pronged: tackling food waste by recovering or purchasing millions of pounds of produce; combating unemployment with food training programs for emancipated foster youth and older adults transitioning out of incarceration; and producing and distributing healthy food to social service agencies that serve Los Angeles’ most vulnerable populations. Its for-profit arm, called Strong Food, is aiming to become the leading nutrition provider for seniors in LA over the next 10 to 20 years, and will provide employment for training program graduates with retirement security through profit sharing." *****

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Cultivating an ecological farmer/citizen - Resilience.org

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We will also attract customers if those who are concerned about the quality and purity of their food see our production techniques as a solution to those concerns. .....
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Resilience.org - what a tremendous amount of information!

Good read.

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Healthy soil makes for healthy humans - Western Producer (subscription)

Healthy soil makes for healthy humans Western Producer (subscription) Is it to produce ever in-creasing volumes of low value food at the cost of ecosystem health, or is it to produce high quality nutrient dense food while regenerating the soil in...
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The title says it all.

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Community gardner Mike Eaton provides tips to planting residential produce - Lodi News-Sentinel

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Community gardner Mike Eaton provides tips to planting residential produce Lodi News-Sentinel The weather and thus the soil in and around Lodi is warming up, making it a perfect time to dig in to plant a spring garden that will potentially reap...
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Community gardening is becoming very popular.  Mike Eaton shares  some really useful tips.  I'll be setting up our Square Foot Garden soon.  What are your plans for this season?

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One million tonnes of food is wasted in Ireland every year - thejournal.ie

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One million tonnes of food is wasted in Ireland every year
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FoodCloud is really something to talk about.  I love the way they are rescuing and redistributing wasted food.  I also like their system, it is very, very efficient.  Kudos to co-founder Iseult Ward.  It is a joyous day to find more kindred spirits working towards sustainability, while addressing our fellow human beings fight against hunger.  *****

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The Urban Farmers: You can be a farmer, too - Vallejo Times-Herald

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The Urban Farmers: You can be a farmer, too
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He is confident that volunteers can help redistribute food that would otherwise be wasted. "We have software, free, that will register and send e-mails.
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This article is about volunteers getting together to harvest food that otherwise would rot, and distributing it to food pantries.  Very, very creative.  Who wants to use this blueprint in their own neighborhood?

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Grow Your Own Edible Forest Garden : Grow Permaculture

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*Integrate food producing elements including animals, trees, kitchen and herb gardens, containers, and ponds *Design an integrated, abundant urban garden from pattern to detail (April 5), using the regenerative design tools of permaculture...
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What a great opportunity for anyone who can make it to Clearwater, Florida.  I like this trend, growing your own edible forest garden.  Hurray for permaculture!  Wow, another step in the right direction!

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Acting Locally- An Evening with Farmer Dave - Woburn Daily Times

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Acting Locally- An Evening with Farmer Dave
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A cool gathering place for Gardeners, check your dates if you are in the area.  Let's get busy !

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Enthusiasm for cover crops evident at Omaha meeting - High Plains Journal

High Plains Journal Enthusiasm for cover crops evident at Omaha meeting High Plains Journal They can build organic matter, reduce soil compaction, reduce erosion and if implemented with other managerial changes to a farm, can lead to lower...
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Use of farmland  cover crops, it looks like permaculture is the way to go to reinstate vitality to our soil.  Another step in the right detection!

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Restored Forests Breathe Life Into Efforts Against Climate Change

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Driven by a growing environmental movement and mounting pressure from Western consumers, corporate and government leaders are making a new push to slow the cutting of rain forests.
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Sustainable Food for the Globe.  Solutions: Reforestation.  Help the keep the planet full of vitality and alive!  ..."“Every time I hear about a government program that is going to spend billions of dollars on some carbon capture and storage program, I just laugh and think, what is wrong with a tree?” said Nigel Sizer, director of forest programs at the World Resources Institute, a think tank in Washington."  +++++   


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The $1.5 Million Project To Promote Organic Seed In The Face Of Remorseless ... - Co.Exist

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The $1.5 Million Project To Promote Organic Seed In The Face Of Remorseless ...
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American farms are highly efficient and produce ever cheaper food relative to incomes.
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Sustainable Food for the Globe.  ..."Dillon says we don't need to invest in technologies like genetic modification to feed ourselves and the world. Through better husbanding of seed varieties, and more research, we can build resilience more naturally, and without harming the environment. He reckons GM Is largely a way for seed and chemical companies to continue business-as-usual, and that the biotech vs. organic debate isn't really an equal one. While billions of research dollars go into GM research, only 1/70th is currently invested in alternative methods, he says."  +++++


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GARDENING GURU: Plant a garden of repeat performers - Nova News Now

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GARDENING GURU: Plant a garden of repeat performers Nova News Now It is as near as your farmers' market or garden retailer and the chances of a permanent food garden start where nursery grown plants are sold by reputable retailers in your...
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You will find a list of some plants that produce a great crop year in, year out and they are pretty low maintenance, too. Plus more if you visit the website posted in this article.

..."As you venture out into your garden this weekend you may contemplate where you will plant some edibles like veggies, herbs, fruiting bushes and the like. Well, if seeking good value courses through your veins, I have some news for you. The best value for your gardening dollar — and effort — is not to be found in a sweat shop off shore. It is as near as your farmers' market or garden retailer and the chances of a permanent food garden start where nursery grown plants are sold by reputable retailers in your neighborhood." 
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Farm to Fork conference takes first step to building sustainable food ...

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“Focusing on food heritage also means emphasizing the role of the farmer in this unique production techniques, and making their sources of income sustainable,” she said. Other panels discussed promoting self-sufficiency with restaurant gardens, ...
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EgyptIan Agricultural panel discusses sustainable food.  

..." Environment and food sustainability are completely linked,” Foda said, “Sustainable development relates to what we eat, agriculture, biodiversity and all aspects of our daily lives.”  Let everyone on our little bit of Earth contribute towards sustainable food in abundance!


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Open-source "intelligent" beehives developed to tackle Colony ...

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Tips for getting started with Amazon Fire TV · Now you can ... Honeybees are essential to food production through pollination of crops. Colony ... Solving the mystery of CCD is key to protecting and maintaining food sources.
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Newly developed type of "beehive" could be the solution to dwindling bee crisis.

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What a Waste: US Campaign Targets Why We Trash 133 Billion Pounds of Food ... - CALIFORNIA

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What a Waste: US Campaign Targets Why We Trash 133 Billion Pounds of Food ...
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$161 Billion dollar in wasted food, and our people are still going hungry, especially our children.  Where is the logic to this problem?

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“Effects Of Genetically Modified Foods On Human Health,” A New Report On ... - PR Web (press release)

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“Effects Of Genetically Modified Foods On Human Health,” A New Report On ...
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A new report on the effects of GeneticallyModified  Foods on Human Health.  Not good.

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True? False? Will the real berry please stand up? - Iowa City Press Citizen

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True? False? Will the real berry please stand up?
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Besides tasting delicious and being a quick and easy food to prepare, berries are also nutritional powerhouses, often referred to as super foods.
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Great little article on berries, so why is the model posing in front

of all those peppers?

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Strategic Analysis of the Australian Waste-to-Energy Market - PR Newswire (press release)

Strategic Analysis of the Australian Waste-to-Energy Market PR Newswire (press release) -Extracting energy from waste has broad applications – ranging from direct combustion of dry wastes such as sawdust, rice husks, and palm oil kernels on-site in...
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Waste-to-Energy operations are starting to take hold.  This is an in depth strategic analysis from Australia.  I have read that some are in operation in the United States and Denmark.  Do you know of other Waste-to-Energy operation?  This is really great news for the Sustainability sector.  Woo who!!!

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Saltwater Agriculture: A New Look at Water | Down To Earth

Saltwater Agriculture: A New Look at Water | Down To Earth | Solutions that Empower Us All! | Scoop.it
... gone public or linked up with old oil company giants. Most still overlook the most abundant resources available for producing biofuels as well as edible oils, food and fiber for humans: desert lands, sunlight and seawater!
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This is what science is for! hope for plenty of water in the future!

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Canadian food strategy: A recipe for change - NorthumberlandView.ca

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Canadian food strategy: A recipe for change
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"Canadians want food that is safe, nutritious, available to everyone and produced in ways that are environmentally sustainable.
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Check out what the Canadians are doing to improve sustainable food production.  This article is chalk full of good ideas.  Another step forward!

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Natural Gardening: U.S. Virgin Islands and local food production

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Water is in short supply, however, even if power (if solar) would be abundant. Last year, in Dominica, a much, much less affluent place, I was amazed at how few vegetable gardens that I saw -- even when space and water is ...
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Close your eyes and let's take a mini - vacation!  

Hey we can do with a little bit of sun!

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