Keyword: food security

    The Permaculture Market Garden

    The Permaculture Market Garden

    A visual guide to a profitable whole-systems farm business

    Permaculture tends to be very much in the domain of home gardeners and property owners. But what if we could take it all a step further, and merge the fields of permaculture and market gardening?

    In The Permaculture Market Garden, author Zach Loeks …

    The Permaculture Transition Manual

    The Permaculture Transition Manual

    A Comprehensive Resource for Resilient Living

    Caught between climate change and a fossil fuel-driven economy that demands ever more growth, the world faces a great transition—by design or disaster—away from fossil fuels to a less energy intensive future.

    But what proven tools are available …

    The Urban Farmer

    The Urban Farmer

    Growing Food for Profit on Leased and Borrowed Land

    There are 40 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 …

    Grow a Sustainable Diet

    Grow a Sustainable Diet

    Planning and Growing to Feed Ourselves and the Earth

    Everyone loves to prepare a meal with ingredients fresh from their own garden. But for most of us, no matter how plentiful our harvest, homegrown produce comprises only a fraction of what we eat. And while many gardening guides will tell you …

    related subjects: Food & Gardening
    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