Keyword: food security

    The Urban Farmer

    The Urban Farmer

    Growing Food for Profit on Leased and Borrowed Land

    There are 20 million acres of lawns in North America. In their current form, these unproductive expanses of grass represent a significant financial and environmental cost. However, viewed through a different lens, they can also be seen as a …

    Permaculture for the Rest of Us

    Permaculture for the Rest of Us

    Abundant Living on Less than an Acre

     

    Many of us want to increase our self-sufficiency, but few have access to the ideal 5 sunny, gently-sloping acres of rich, loamy, well-drained soil. Jenni Blackmore presents a highly entertaining, personal account of how permaculture can be …

    The Emergent Agriculture

    The Emergent Agriculture

    Farming, Sustainability and the Return of the Local Economy

    Long embraced by corporations who are driven only by the desire for profit, industrial agriculture wastes precious resources and spews millions of tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere each year, exacerbating climate change and threatening …

    Uprisings

    Uprisings

    A Hands-On Guide to the Community Grain Revolution

    If we want to reduce our environmental impact, build resiliency in our community and improve food security, it's up to us to make it happen. In many North American communities, the instrument of change is ... grain. Grain is the perfect metaphor for …

    Browsing Nature's Aisles

    Browsing Nature's Aisles

    A year of foraging for wild food in the suburbs

    When most of us think of self-sufficiency, we think of growing a large garden, and maybe keeping a few chickens for eggs or meat. While this is certainly part of the picture, unless you live on a large acreage or happen to be a permaculture god or …

    related subjects: Food & Gardening
    Financing our Foodshed

    Financing our Foodshed

    Growing Local Food with Slow Money

    In towns and cities across North America, a quiet revolution is underway. Fed up with sending their money off to make a fast buck in faraway markets, people are putting their money to work where they live, in markets they trust and understand - …

    related subjects: New Economies
    EAT UP

    EAT UP

    The Inside Scoop on Rooftop Agriculture

    Soaring prices and concerns about chemical-laden fruits and vegetables increasingly drive us to grow our own healthy food close to home. In cities however, vanishing ground space and contaminated soils spur farmers, activists, and restaurateurs to …

    related subjects: Food & Gardening
    The Thinking Beekeeper

    The Thinking Beekeeper

    A Guide to Natural Beekeeping in Top Bar Hives

    What's the buzz about the growing popularity of backyard beekeeping? Providing habitat for bees, pollinating your garden and producing honey for your family are some of the compelling reasons for taking up this exciting hobby. But conventional …