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How to feed 10,000 people from food grown on 3 acres in the city

How to feed 10,000 people from food grown on 3 acres in the city | Yard to table | Scoop.it
Will Allen, creator of Growing Power Inc. and author of The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People and Communities, feeds 10,000 people a year from a three-acre farm in the poorest part of Milwaukee.
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Garden Rebels: 10 Ways to Sow Revolution in Your Back Yard |

Garden Rebels: 10 Ways to Sow Revolution in Your Back Yard | | Yard to table | Scoop.it
In the face of this attack on the agrarian way of life, the single, most meaningful act of resistance that any individual can perform is to use the old methods and grow his or her own food.
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All Roads Lead to Permaculture

All Roads Lead to Permaculture | Yard to table | Scoop.it
Eight years ago when Peak Oil became a part of my life, and my DIY spirit kicked into high gear, I had no idea about the journey I was about to embark on.
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20 Ingredients To Memorize and Avoid In Any Food You Consume - Waking Times « Waking Times

20 Ingredients To Memorize and Avoid In Any Food You Consume - Waking Times « Waking Times | Yard to table | Scoop.it
20 Ingredients To Memorize and Avoid In Any Food You Consume
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Off the Grid Myth-Busting

Off the Grid Myth-Busting | Yard to table | Scoop.it
What first comes to mind when you think about living off the grid? Do you envision a peaceful and comfortable life in a beautiful environment, or do you imagine a remote setting with more than its share of isolation and hardship?
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Young Farmers Conference at Stone Barns Center

Young Farmers Conference at Stone Barns Center | Yard to table | Scoop.it
A Kansas native returns to her roots at the Young Farmers Conference at Stone Barns Center in Westchester.
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"The Ideal Country Home" by Gene GeRue

"The Ideal Country Home" by Gene GeRue | Yard to table | Scoop.it
A place to learn homesteading and build a sane, earth-based lifestyle.
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DIY electricity

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This guest post is by by Papabear and entry in our non-fiction writing contest. The Dallas Observer published a report1 recently that Texas has worst electric grid in the nation. This was based on ...
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What Permaculture Isn’t—and Is

What Permaculture Isn’t—and Is | Yard to table | Scoop.it
Permaculture is notoriously hard to define. A recent survey shows that people simultaneously believe it is a design approach, a philosophy, a movement, and a set of practices.
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The Plant | About

The Plant | About | Yard to table | Scoop.it
Welcome! The Plant's mission is to promote sustainable food production, entrepreneurship, and building reuse through research, education, and development. How are we achieving this broad goal? Read on to find out!
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Ignorance by Consensus | Feasta

Ignorance by Consensus | Feasta | Yard to table | Scoop.it

We are trying to comprehend our world within the world-views and economic orthodoxies developed over an extra-ordinary, two-hundred year period of compound economic growth. This growth was coincident with increasing wealth, complexity and globalized integration.

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'Get A Job'

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Alt-Market.com - supporting local economies, barter networks, farmers initiatives, and alternative currencies backed by tangible commodities.
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The Long Emergency, Permaculture, and Towns that Food Saved

The Long Emergency, Permaculture, and Towns that Food Saved | Yard to table | Scoop.it
In the worst scenario, America is becoming Detroit. In the most optimistic sense, both Detroit and Hardwick are examples of the impulse to engage in the development of a sustainable, resilient, self-reliant community whether urban or rural.
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Confessions of a Newspaper Ad Exec

Confessions of a Newspaper Ad Exec | Yard to table | Scoop.it

"why a top-down culture often gets in the way of matching actions with words."

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Chicago tackles the next big challenge in urban ag: Growing farmers

Chicago tackles the next big challenge in urban ag: Growing farmers | Yard to table | Scoop.it
City officials unveil plans today to create a new generation of growers who will turn thousands of vacant lots into Chicago's bread baskets.
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Get a Family Farm or Get Out

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"Get big or get out," is an epitaphic statement that sums up the last 40 years of farm policy as well as any 5 words can. It was spoken by Earl Butz, a Nixon/Ford era Secretary of Agriculture; poss...
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The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food

The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food | Yard to table | Scoop.it
Inside the hyperengineered, savagely marketed, addiction-creating battle for American “stomach share.”
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Permaculture in Practice

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This video, whose aim is to inspire people to start their own permaculture projects, shows how permaculture is practiced in four very different settings: a backyard garden, an urban community garde...
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Council OKs sale of 1,500 lots for urban farming project

Council OKs sale of 1,500 lots for urban farming project | Yard to table | Scoop.it
More than a mere land sale, Detroit City Council’s 5-4 vote Tuesday to sell about 1,500 lots to the Hantz Woodlands project keeps alive the idea that Detroit will serve as a worldwide center of urban innovation for post-industrial cities.
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Move to Detroit anyone?

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When Capital Is Nowhere in View

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Some say that we should grow our own food, buy locally, keep firms small, eschew modern conveniences like home appliances, go back to using only natural products, expropriate wealthy savers, and harass the capitalistic class.
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Is Real Food Expensive in America?

Is Real Food Expensive in America? | Yard to table | Scoop.it

Please don't claim real food is "too expensive" to eat. What's "too expensive" is unhealthy processed and fast foods.It is a truism that food is expensive in America. What if we ask, "is real food expensive in America?"

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World's first 'biocellar' to be built in Cleveland's Hough neighborhood (videos)

World's first 'biocellar' to be built in Cleveland's Hough neighborhood (videos) | Yard to table | Scoop.it
Permaculture designer Jean Loria and community activist Mansfield Frazier hope to break ground in the spring on a greenhouse that will be built using the basement of an abandoned house.
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How CSA Growers, Subscribers Can Bolster Alternative Food Distribution Effort

How CSA Growers, Subscribers Can Bolster Alternative Food Distribution Effort | Yard to table | Scoop.it
Prudent management and decision-making can help ensure that CSAs, an alternative method of food distribution, can continue to benefit both growers and subscribers.
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