This article gets to the heart of the issues. I differ on the subject of efficiencies and local food production. Local does not mean soils are compromised if growing in soil-less recirculating beds. Judging from the root mass and vertical growing biomass it takes the terms square foot gardening to ... Continue Reading
Kudzu, red clover, pigs, blood red shrimp and water hyacinth are some of the most familiar of the over 6500 "invasive species" that have taken up residence here. There are many many known benefits these plants and fish have brought with them. Kudzu for soil erosion is also a great nutrient consolidator, same ... Continue Reading
Based on the article below from Ugo Bardi, it is clear that as humans we behave like sheep or worse, lemmings, marching to our peril for some unclear reason. As an interconnected, mutually vulnerable world populace, maybe our best gene-saving response is to fall over the Seneca Cliff. It is ... Continue Reading
Reasons why the industrial farms will one day disappear.
What successfully replaces this system will have to reverse these trends and do so sustainably.
Limited resources impact the world – with the rising population, demand for fuel and diminishing quality of our soils it is important to focus on sustainable methods of ... Continue Reading
Here's a remarkable american family that produces food, fuel and good living on a fifth of an acre home garden in the city. Pretty remarkable that the limited space being farmed produces enough to move off the grid. If this can be done with in-ground gardening imagine how much easier ... Continue Reading