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On Growing All Your Own Food

by: Sara on 01/22/2014
Posted in: Gardening

In today's blog Cindy Conner, attempts to answer the difficult question of "How much space do I need to grow all of my own food". Obviously there are many variables to consider, which are addressed in more detail in her just released book, Grow a Sustainable Diet, Planning and Growing to Feed Ourselves and the Earth.

Cindy Conner, is a permaculture …

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Growing Better Not Bigger

by: Sara on 01/15/2014
Posted in: Gardening

As local organic agriculture continues to flourish, a new cohort of young professional growers are leading the way with innovative ideas about farming.

Jean-Martin Fortier and his wife Maude-Hélène Desroches are the founders of Les Jardins de la Grelinette, a micro-farm located in Eastern Quebec, just north of the American border. Growing on just …

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A Glimpse into the Life of a Market Farm

by: Sara on 02/22/2013
Posted in: Gardening

Today's blog post comes from Pam Dawling, the author of the recently released Sustainable Market Farming, Intensive Vegetable Production on a Few Acres. Pam is also a contributing editor at Growing for Market magazine and has been farming as a member of Twin Oaks Community in central Virgina for over 20 years.

Now the writing of Sustainable Market …

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How to Make Your Own Fence and Gate for Free

by: EJ on 12/13/2012
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Today's preparedness post is excerpted from the upcoming Plowing with Pigs and Other Creative, Low-Budget Homesteading Solutions by Oscar H. Will III and Karen K. Will.  Plowing with Pigs will be off press in February 2013 but if you keep a careful eye out, there will be some sneak peaks available from Grit MagazineOscar is a farmer, scientist, …

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Kids in the Garden: Developing Skills for a Sustainable Future

by: Catherine J. on 07/27/2012
Posted in: Gardening

Kids love dirt—digging in it, throwing it, tasting it and sitting in it. And there is plenty of time left this summer to use that natural inclination for creating important learning moments. When my colleague’s son was six, he took his nine-year-old friend out to the garden to look for snacks and as they pulled carrots the friend held up a …

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