Category Archives: Agriculture

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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Energy in the Food System uses 19% of all energy consumed in the USA. Pimentel 2008

Pimentel David, et. al. 2008.  Reducing Energy Inputs in the US Food System.  Human Ecology 36:459–471 [ Here are some excerpts from this paper. I don’t list many of the ideas in the article on how to do this though, … Continue reading

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Grow Nut Trees in your backyard

Woody Agriculture – On the Road to a New Paradigm July 27, 2012.  Philip A. Rutter et. al. [snipped and some paraphrasing – do read the whole long article at the link above if you are interested in planting nut … Continue reading

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How can you buy a farm when you’re competing with private equity?

Looks like it will be hard to buy a farm unless you’re wealth.  But in the crisis phase you don’t want to own a large farm anyhow… Half of U.S. Farmland Being Eyed by Private Equity February 19th, 2014.  By … Continue reading

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