Tag: farming

Turning Air Into Water Australian engineering student/inventor Edward Linacre has created a device that draws air from the atmosphere and cools it underground to condense water for irrigation. The invention derives from biomimicry, imitating mechanically what nature demonstrates. Linacre’s invention is modeled after a hardy desert beetle. 2-minute video. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

How Big A Backyard Do You Need To Live Off The Land? infographic by Column Five Media. If you’ve been thinking about living off the grid this infographic will give you some idea of how much space you’ll need for food and electricity. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

I remember when the USSR was going strong that their collective farms were producing only a small percentage of food and the vast majority of their food came from small organic farmers. Guess what? Once again, the Russians are proving that small-scale organic gardening can feed the world. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

An in-depth look at the question, Can we feed our world without Monsanto? TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Two-bit Guru | Setting Clocks Back |

“You might be able to save your pennies in a coffee can, but there ain’t no dang way you’re going to save daylight, no where, no place, no time, no how.” ~Two-bit guru~ As a child I was told that daylight saving time was invented so that the farmers could work longer into the evening, […]

0136 Worm Tea FI

Worm tea may have had its origin in a series of eight agricultural lectures given in 1924 by the spiritual scientist, Rudolf Steiner. These teachings are available in his book “Agricultural Course: The Birth of the Biodynamic Method.” To my way of thinking, Steiner thoroughly understood the link between the spiritual and physical realms. He […]

0124 dirt

New stuff coming up: Extensive Garden Video, Part I will be posted on July 5. Movies for Saturday Night, starting on Saturday, July 7. We’ve made a video taking a look at the garden as of June 22. It looks like we will do this in two installments with Part I posting on Thursday, July […]

0116 World According to Monsanto FI

When I began this blog, one of my parameters was to emphasize the positive and do my best to not be confrontational. This short post is partly about Never Saying Never. No matter how lofty one’s intentions, a time might arise wherein there seems to be no avoiding confrontation. What would such a time be? […]