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Permaculture #3: Holistic Agricultural Resources

06-29-2013 09:59 AM by daltxguy | 2 comments »

The good thing about ‘modern’ agriculture (ie: conversion of oil calories to food calories in an inert soil medium) is that it has gone as long as it has, ie: about 100 years. Now how could I say that this is good? Well, this means that the wisdom of the elders, as recorded in publications and books, and which will form the basis of future agriculture are now mostly royalty free, since they have been around for so long. This, combined with the internet, means that the resource...

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Permaculture #2: Advanced Permaculture - Restoration Agriculture

06-05-2013 08:37 PM by daltxguy | 9 comments »

Set aside 2 hours to tie together a lot of ideas about collapse, soil degradation,peak oil, peak soil, the inevitable failure of big-ag, history worth knowing and practical knowledge about sustainable, organic, food forestry on an industrial scale using the (patented!) STUN method – Shear, total, utter, neglect. Lots of great ideas which can be applied on any scale. I now see that a perennial, 3 dimensional ‘garden’ will always outperform annual crops and is the be...

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Some Impact Man #3: Green vs sustainable

03-11-2012 12:53 AM by daltxguy | 9 comments »

The term ‘green’ has been bantied about quite a bit for some time now. It seems overnight, products have been relabelled green touting their credentials but appearing unchanged except for some new labelling with the words ‘green’ or ‘eco’ in it and lots more green ink added to the label.Indeed the words green and sustainable are sometimes interchanged. All of this adds to the confusion about whether something is a better product or, like most advertisin...

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Recreating a sustainable Eden in our own backyards.

10-05-2008 05:10 PM by XploreOrganics | 37 comments »

Can we create our very own Eden? What tips can we share with each other to help create a more sustainable garden and what does sustainability mean to you? Points to think about would be: If we could not purchase or import any garden products such as soil, fertilizers, pest control, seeds and the like can we actually make our gardens so sustainable that we can make use of everything we have on site? What about fuel? Can we find alternatives to gas powered tools, mowers and tractors?...

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