AS a way to save the world, digging a ditch next to a hillock of sheep dung would seem to be a modest start. Granted, the ditch was not just a ditch. It was meant to be a “swale,” an earthwork for slowing the flow of water down a slope on a hobby farm in western Wisconsin. And the tre
As the economy limps along, farmer’s markets are showing record growth, and that growth could bring thousands of jobs with it. A dismal week for the U.S. economy featuring debt-ceiling drama in Washington and the threat of a double-dip recession on Wall Street, the U.S. Departme
The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Recently released an announcement through their HealthBeat Podcast confirming that families that garden live healthier lifestyles. Click here to listen to the Podcast Here’s the the text version of the announcement on the Podc
I built several of these ovens in Panama… they are simple, cheap, and cook a great pizza or loaf of bread! – Jeremy Build Your Own Earth Oven The following is an excerpt from Self-Sufficiency for the 21st Century by Dick and James Strawbridge (DK Publishing, 2010).
Good stuff! Follow the link below to listen to Paul discuss dirt vs. soil, how more soil organisms leads to more food, how nitrogen fixing plants share nitrogen with other plants while they are alive, the benfits of rotational grazing, hugelkultur, the benifits and drawbacks of compos
A humanitarian can be described as a person who seeks to promote human welfare. When thinking of people who fit this definition maybe Mother Teresa or Gandhi come to mind because of their legends. Some people might argue that a profession so simple as a farmer would not meet the human