Age of the Farmer

Age of the Farmer

Age of the Farmer was directed by Spencer MacDonald in collaboration with photojournalist Eva Verbeeck. It is a beautiful six-minute documentary on a growing numbers of young farmers reclaiming American soil. Enjoy! Farms featured in the film include: Earth Candy Farm Plenty Wild Farms Skyberry Farm Hoe Down CSA at Tulaberry Farm Yummy Yards Growing Veterans Beacon Food Forest

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3 Types Of Tarahumara Indian Corn And What They Are Used For

3 Types Of Tarahumara Indian Corn And What They Are Used For

Marjory WIldcraft travelled to the Copper Canyons of Mexico to spend time with the Tarahumara Indians. These Indians are the fastest ultra-marathon runners in the world and part of their incredible athleticism is because they grow their own food. Watch this video and learn the three most common types of corn that they grow. Hank Will from Grit Magazine will be doing a presentation on all things corn at this […]

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Island Grown

Island Grown

There is an island named Maui in the South Pacific that boasts world class views, recreation, and climate. The climate on the island is perfect for agriculture and grows some of the best coffee in the world. Industrial farming on the island has recently put these ecosystems at risk and threaten the future of coffee cultivation on the island.

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How To Use Squash Pits To Get Bigger Garden Yields

How To Use Squash Pits To Get Bigger Garden Yields

If you’ve never heard of a squash pit then you might be thinking “but squash have seeds, not pits!”. True, true, but check out this fun video. To see more great compositing ideas check out the extreme composting videos by David Goodman at the Home Grown Food Summit. Over 7 full days, you’ll enjoy 50+ hours of video interviews with the “who’s who” of the sustainable food movement. They’ll be […]

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Why Go Barefoot And The Best Minimalist Shoes Are Home Made

Why Go Barefoot And The Best Minimalist Shoes Are Home Made

If you’ve been wondering about the whole barefoot movement than we’ve got a video for you. Doug Simons has been walking barefoot for over 20 years. In the video below Doug and Marjory Wildcraft discuss the pros and cons of walking barefoot. And there are some “con’s”; when and where do barefooters need to wear shoes? And what kind of shoes do barefooters wear when they wear shoes? If you […]

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Making the Most of Coconuts in the Kitchen

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Generally, caught up in the construction of a garden, I think of plants for their purposes in design. This one is nitrogen-fixing, this one deep-tapping. it’s good for chop-and-drop mulch, a bug-deterrent, a perennial version of something annual, shade-tolerance, water-resistance, or any combination thereof. Sometimes I get so lost in those elements of cultivation, that I forget the real reason much of the cultivating is done: To eat. Of course, […]

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Plastic Bottles: Recycle or Repurpose?

Spring onion grow in used water bottle, vegetables plant for urb

Repurposing old and used objects is a great way to help clean up the environment. Repurposing adds creative flair to a garden and offers the satisfaction of doing your part for the environment. Plastic bottles can be a nuisance. Piled in landfills, filling up garbage dumps, and littering the roads, these items like many other garbage items are tossed aside and allowed to pollute our environment. Recycling is the process […]

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Pursuing the Global Opportunity in Food and Agribusiness

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With global food demand booming, companies are ideally strategically planning to be to become premium food suppliers and a long-term partner of choice in food security. In the quest by nations across the world towards helping its agribusiness and food sector scale-up and make the most of growth opportunities, these nations are keen to attract investment in innovation, agriculture production incorporating food and fibre products, and advanced food processing. Food […]

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On the Relevance of Aesthetics in Permaculture

Hiding in Natural Beauty

(With the Special Mention of Five Techniques I Often Employ to Turn Heads) Often as I contemplate how to make a garden more beautiful, thoughts I find myself having more and more, there is something within me that questions my inclination to do so. I feel like permaculture doesn’t really concern itself with beauty, at least not in a theoretical way. In reading a manual or the latest article, I […]

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Green Leaf Manure – A Useful Organic Manure

Green Leaf Manure – A Useful Organic Manure

Green leaf manures (GLMs) are organic manures made from leaves collected from all available sources and used to supply essential plant nutrients to the soil and increase soil fertility in a healthy manner. Using GLMs to grow crops is not a recent concept at all and has been used in many South Asian countries for centuries. Green leaf manuring can be defined as the pruning and collecting of green leaves […]

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Nature Did It First (and best).

Nature Did It First (and best).

Aquaponics are a very interesting development in the world of permaculture and offer some great benefits and advantages. Let’s take a look at hydroponics and aquaponics to see what they offer, and how aquaponics functions in comparison to hydroponics. Hydroponics – the ingenious and highly optimized system of growing plants in water. Commercially available nutrients provide all that is needed for the reservoir and after these nutrients have been added the growing begins. This is really great for those who want to hit the ground running.

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Sean Follmer: Shape-shifting tech will change work as we know it

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What will the world look like when we move beyond the keyboard and mouse? Interaction designer Sean Follmer is building a future with machines that bring information to life under your fingers as you work with it. In this talk, check out prototypes for a 3D shape-shifting table, a phone that turns into a wristband, a deformable game controller and more that may change the way we live and work.

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