Monday, February 27, 2017

quote of the day

Quote of the Day 


“There is one thing one has to have: 

either a soul that is cheerful by nature, 

or a soul made cheerful 

by work, love, art, and knowledge.” 

~  Friedrich Nietzsche

Saturday, February 25, 2017

recommended resources

-- Recommended Resources -- 

Let's start today with a link to a large public-interest non-profit organization that focuses on health, justice and sustainability in agriculture. You'll find plenty of campaigns you can join, projects you can support, networking, community events and volunteer/ gardening connections.

Next: Here is a humorous and informative discussion by Michael Pollan – about how plants manipulate their environment to their benefit, and looking at the plant’s point of view when it comes to agriculture. In this talk he gives the example of Joel Salatin’s Polyface Farm ( where on just 100 acres he is able to produce 40000 lbs of beef, 000 lbs of rabbit, 30000 lbs of pork, 25,0000 eggs and hay, with an additional 450 acres of sustainably managed forest. This talk touches on all the terms we hear about in the industry – biodynamic, biodiversity, sustainable, symbiotic, companion planting, succession planting and permaculture. 

This next one below is a very inspiring talk about how growing particular crops that are high consumers of C02, we are also able to produce value added products that replace the growing demand that will only deplete our resources further.