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Asclepias sp. "Milkweed"

Asclepias sp. "Milkweed"

A. speciosa, fascicularis

Sunday, February 17, 2013/Author: Redurth/Number of views (34389)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
Soil Health Workshop Report

Soil Health Workshop Report

How I Was Positively Blown Away by USDA

USDA's national soil health team is exhorting local wheat farmers to replace chemical fallow and till-fallow with living cover on the promise that the soil vitality achieved will increase yields, stabilize and increase farm net income, reduce inputs, and eliminate reliance on synthetic fertilizer and herbicides. Our local Spokane Conservation District sponsored one of the workshops.

Thursday, February 14, 2013/Author: Phil/Number of views (30772)/Comments (7)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Failure to Yield

Failure to Yield

Evaluating the Performance of Genetically Engineered Crops

PDF provided by Sean Siemen

...a hard-nosed assessment of this expensive technology’s achievements to date gives little confidence that it will play a major role in helping the world feed itself in the foreseeable future.
This report is the first to evaluate in detail the overall, or aggregate, yield effect of GE after more than 20 years of research and 13 years of commercialization in the United States. Based on that record, we conclude that GE has done little to increase overall crop yields.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013/Author: Mike Hagar (website host)/Number of views (22218)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Perennial Vegetables: From Artichoke to Zuiki Taro

A Gardeners Guide to Over 100 Delicious and Easy to Grow Vegetables - By Eric Toensmeier

Just like the title says. Even though a lot of the plants are not hardy in our area they are still good to know and some can even be adapted to overwinter in the house and still produce if you've got a sunny window. There are a ton of plant profiles, many practically unheard of in Spokane, which I enjoyed reading about. It is nearly the perfect book for turning to when you're doing your planning for the planting season and know you don't want the typical fare.
Tuesday, February 05, 2013/Author: Siemen Family Farms, Inc./Number of views (26161)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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"Food Not Lawns"

H.C. Flores

This book, while not purely permaculturist, is a great reference for anyone needing to use some rogue techniques and ideas to build their food growing capacity.  We've enjoyed the candor and the stories a little too close to home from the authors perspective.  She has, however, done food forest work, permaculture work, and adopted other ideas and experience along the way that is invaluable to anyone wanting to change a boring, energy sucking lawn into a food producing paradise.
Tuesday, February 05, 2013/Author: Siemen Family Farms, Inc./Number of views (25503)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Monday, February 04, 2013/Author: Siemen Family Farms, Inc./Number of views (24650)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Permaculture Zones

Definition provided by PermaWiki

Zones in permaculture design refers to a method of ensuring that elements are correctly placed. Zoning is about correct placement- positioning things in ways that are the most appropriate; Zones are numbered from 0 to 5, and can be thought of as a series of concentric rings moving out from a centre point, where human activity and need for attention is most concentrated, to where there is no need for intervention at all...
Monday, January 28, 2013/Author: Mike Hagar (website host)/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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The Resilient Farm and Homestead

The Resilient Farm and Homestead

by Ben Falk of Whole Systems Design

The Resilient Farm and Homestead is a handbook for developing regenerative human habitat systems adaptive to drought, flooding, heat, power outage, price spikes, pest pressure, and the multitude of challenges brought by climate change, peak oil, food system contamination and economic decline.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013/Author: Mike Hagar (website host)/Number of views (23533)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Free Online Permaculture Course!

Free Online Permaculture Course!

Crowd-funding to make it happen for all of us.

Check out this video.  To help spread the principles of permaculture, The Regenerative Leadership Institute, self described as "The Nation's Sustainable Living, Leadership and Permaculture School" in Beaverton, Ore is attempting to produce a full Permaculture Design Course (PDC) and make it available free online.   Click on "Read More" below to check it out!
Monday, January 21, 2013/Author: Cara/Number of views (20570)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Establishing a Food Forest - the Permaculture Way

by Geoff Lawton

Full version of this hard to get video by Geoff Lawton 1 hour 23 min.
Friday, January 11, 2013/Author: Mike Hagar (website host)/Number of views (19096)/Comments (1)/ Article rating: 5.0
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