Finding a fishy solution

Microbiologist devises a model for sustainable urban farming Posted by Greg Rienzi on the JHU Gazette August 1, 2011 There’s something fishy going on at Baltimore’s Cylburn Arboretum, and the results could be delicious—and sustainable. Earlier this summer, David Love, a microbiologist and project director with the Center for a Livable Future at the Johns […]

The Permaculture Movement Grows From Underground

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 […]

Farmer’s Markets Spur Job Growth, New Report Finds

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. Department of Agriculture (USDA) delivered some powerhouse statistics demonstrating the […]

HHS Says: Community Gardens Grow Healthy Lifestyles!

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 Podcast: From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. Community gardening may […]

Simple and Easy Clay Oven Design

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).   Few tastes compare to the stone-baked flavor you get […]