Category Archives: Agriculture

Pigeon towers to cope with Peak Phosphate?

[ Thanks Brian Davey for letting me know about this. Beats going to war for guano.  See what they look like here or here  — they are quite beautiful as well. Alice Friedemann   www.energyskeptic.com  author of “When Trucks Stop Running: … Continue reading

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Plant more prairies to save topsoil and prevent pollution runoff

[ A program to plant more prairies to enrich the soil, keep topsoil from blowing and washing away, and provide a bio-diverse habitat for hundreds of species is receiving little funding or farmer participation, even though it would save farmers … Continue reading

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After the harvest – protecting food from rats, mold, insects, fire, and bacteria

[ Current post-harvest storage is totally out of scale with what future generations will need. Now we have mainly gargantuan grain elevators, some so huge they can store enough grain for most of the U.S. for weeks at a time.  … Continue reading

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Restore wild bison

[ Native wild animals have the least impact on ecosystems. While cattle plod along in line with one another, bison dance their own unique steps across the landscape, and don’t develop deep rutted grooves that can erode soil like cattle … Continue reading

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Why human waste should be used for fertilizer

[ At John Jeavons Biointensive workshop back in 2003, I learned that phosphorous is limited and mostly being lost to oceans and other waterways after exiting sewage treatment plants.  He said that it’s dangerous if done incorrectly and wasn’t going … Continue reading

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Stop wasting food

[Clearly at the point when food rationing begins due to limited amounts of transportation oil, not wasting food will be important, and composting can expected to be the main way of disposal since garbage trucks will run less frequently. Below … Continue reading

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Gardening – Grow Your Own Food

Best Home or small farm method I’ve taken many gardening and permaculture classes, but by far the best way to grow your own food is explained in John Jeavons’ book “How to grow more vegetables And Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains … Continue reading

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Reforming the current food system

  Jan 14, 2008  DISARRAY  by James Howard Kunstler End subsidies to agribusiness and instead direct dollar support to small-scale farmers, using the existing regional networks of organic farming associations to target the aid. (This includes ending subsidies for the … Continue reading

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Softer landing if we can keep the Combines going

Save it for the Combine August 24, 2010. Jason Bradford Excerpts from this article: The combine performs tasks that replace an enormous amount of labor in a reliable and timely fashion.  It cuts the stalks of seed crops, threshes the … Continue reading

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Jason Bradford on reforming the current food system

Ecological Economics and the Food System May 20, 2009  Jason Bradford Jason Bradford has many articles on reforming the fossil-fueled food system, here are just a few ideas excerpted from this article:  To get by on ambient energy as much … Continue reading

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