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Startup to grow fresh 'super-local' food out of recycled shipping containers in Paris

Increasing urbanization, the huge carbon impact of conventionally grown produce, climate change and the resulting rise in food prices has prompted many people to...

A commercial, drylands food forest

After the US election, my post about what to look for when buying land for permaculture suddenly picked up some traffic. If there is...

Bill Mollison, co-originator of permaculture, dies

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A chicken tractor on steroids: Using chickens to build your soil

It's a not uncommon argument in environmental circles to hear that animal husbandry is inherently inefficient. After all, when you feed animals on grains...

Flight of the bumblebee: Research tracks every move of these mysterious creatures

With the health of bees on the decline, researchers race to help support these critical pollinators. An amazing bit of research reported by scientists from...

How to make an instant garden. From trash.

When I first got interested in gardening, I remember being intimidated at the thought of all the physical labor and mental work that would...

A 1-acre permaculture farm supplies 50 families

I've always been somewhat of a lazy gardener. And that's why permaculture has always made a whole lot of sense to me. Instead of...

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