Keyword: agriculture

    EAT UP (PDF)

    EAT UP (PDF)

    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
    Plowing with Pigs and Other Creative, Low-Budget Homesteading Solutions

    Plowing with Pigs and Other Creative, Low-Budget Homesteading Solutions

    Fueled by a failing economy and a passionate desire for a return to simpler times, a new wave of homesteaders is seeking the good life, and the kind of true satisfaction that can only be built, not bought. Many of these modern pioneers are cash …

    Sustainable Market Farming

    Sustainable Market Farming

    Intensive Vegetable Production on a Few Acres

    Across North America, an agricultural renaissance is unfolding. A growing number of market gardeners are emerging to feed our appetite for organic, regional produce. But most of the available resources on food production are aimed at the backyard or …

    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 …

    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 …

    related subjects: Food & Gardening
    Bioshelter Market Garden

    Bioshelter Market Garden

    A Permaculture Farm

    To ensure food security and restore the health of the planet, we need to move beyond industrial agriculture and return to the practice of small-scale, local farming. The Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm describes the creation of a …

    Alcohol Fuel

    Alcohol Fuel

    Making and Using Ethanol as a Renewable Fuel

    Dwindling petroleum supplies and growing environmental concerns are significantly impacting the cost of petro-fuel and its infrastructure. The search for alternative fuel sources has led to ethanol, a gasoline substitute that is already in the …

    related subjects: Energy
    Eating Fossil Fuels

    Eating Fossil Fuels

    Oil, Food, and the Coming Crisis in Agriculture

    The miracle of the Green Revolution was made possible by cheap fossil fuels to supply crops with artificial fertilizer, pesticides, and irrigation. Estimates of the net energy balance of agriculture in the US show that ten calories of hydrocarbon …

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