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Last Build Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:58:44 +0000

 



Green Jobs in a Sustainable Farming Economy post-Brexit

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:50:38 +0000

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Many sustainable farming practices offer an alternative, bringing increased opportunities for knowledge sharing, co-working and often a greater level of appreciation from consumers, local communities and the public.

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Trump Proposal to Fix U.S. Water Infrastructure Invites Large Role for Private Investors

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:22:52 +0000

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But P3s are not a cure all. Revenue expectations ought to be moderated by keeping an eye on the persistent decline in urban water demand. Writing a fair contract that ensures the right investments are made is not easy and borrowing costs are higher if using private capital…

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Land as Insurance, Part 3: The Role of Farms

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:56:50 +0000

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Imagine if there was a corporation or co-operative that you could own shares in. The purpose of this corporation would be to hedge against certain classes of black swans.

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A How-To Manual For Growing A Community

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:12:39 +0000

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In the small township of Port Medway on Nova Scotia’s South Shore, Annabelle Singleton and Debra Melanson, their husbands, and their staff have made The Port Grocer into the heart of the community.

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Food Values: What We Choose to Eat and What We Throw Away

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:11:28 +0000

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However, the very core of the problem and the largest component of food waste is at the consumer level, which means the food wasted every day when each person buys, uses, and throws away food, based on how we live and what we value.

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Wild Oat Hollow Farm: Breeding Vitality

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:29:49 +0000

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A lot of typical agriculture doesn’t work this way or focus on what’s actually happening to the land or paying attention to seeing what’s going on around you. When you have healthy animals and healthy land you also improve healthy wildlife.

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Self-Build Commmunities in Farming

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:18:31 +0000

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L’Atelier Paysan is a French cooperative that works with farmers to design machines and buildings adapted to the specific practices of small farm agroecology. In addition to distributing free plans on its website, L’Atelier Paysan organizes winter self-help training sessions, during which farmers train in metalworking and build tools which they can then use on their own farms.

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A Farm Breviary: Lauds

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:30:10 +0000

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One step in front of another and a life of daily cycles becomes a decade, a century, a millennium, a billion years. It’s not for my intelligence to know the duration.

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Small-Scale Farming Could Restore America’s Rural Towns

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:09:25 +0000

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There is nothing inevitable about the demise of rural America. Nothing inevitable, that is, if we turn away from the extractive model of corporate agriculture and the trade deals and subsidies that support it and instead reestablish the small- and medium-scale farming and ranching that can support sustainable prosperity.

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Energy in the Peasant’s Republic of Wessex

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:07:38 +0000

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If we trim energy use in the manner I’ve described above, we can reduce per capita energy use in the Peasant’s Republic of Wessex by a little more than half its present value – down to around 1.3 kW per capita.

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Beyond Wetiko Agriculture: Saving Ourselves from the Soil Up

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:16:15 +0000

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Do you think you or your loved ones will live 60 more years? If so, you’ll be around to witness the end of food production on the planet. Unless, that is, we become conscious of the crisis and evolve.

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