Keyword: food security

    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 …

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    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 …

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    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 …

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    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 - …

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    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 …

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    The Permaculture Handbook

    The Permaculture Handbook

    Garden Farming for Town and Country

    by Peter Bane
    foreword by David Holmgren

    The urban landscape has swallowed vast swaths of prime farmland across North America. Imagine how much more self-reliant our communities would be if 30 million acres of lawns were made productive again. Permaculture is a practical way to apply …

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    The Urban Food Revolution

    The Urban Food Revolution

    Changing the Way We Feed Cities

    Our reliance on industrial agriculture has resulted in a food supply riddled with hidden environmental, economic and health care costs and beset by rising food prices. With only a handful of corporations responsible for the lionÂ’s share of the …

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    Urban Agriculture

    Urban Agriculture

    Ideas and Designs for the New Food Revolution

    You don't have to journey to a rural paradise to find the farm of the future. It's your neighbor's suburban lawn, the roof of your uptown condominium, or the co-op market garden in the vacant lot down the street. Urban Agriculture is a detailed look …

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