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Toil with the soil

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Former mailman builds geothermal greenhouse in the midwest; gets local citrus all year for...

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Swine flu outbreak is a wakeup call to change farming and diets

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Bill Mollison, co-originator of permaculture, dies

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Chocolate lust is ruining West African rainforests

A report reveals that major chocolate companies buy cocoa from illegally-cleared national parks in Ghana and Ivory Coast. As if you needed another reason to...

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

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