Monthly Archives: May 2014

PSA: Why you should go out into your yard and plant some kind of vegetables right now:

This article/call to action will be brief and not all that deep. Its just a thing I want to warn people of, without being alarmist I hope. This article is about why you REALLY need to plant some veggies this year. (and … Continue reading

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Indianapolis punk band “The Gitmos” clowning Monsanto in this zany video.

The Gitmos Music videos aren’t normally our thing here at DIY Food Supply and we try to keep the politics and corporation bashing to the minimum…but this video is just irresistible to me as a midday post. Enjoy. Tweet it

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Have some land to work with? Consider silvopasture as a management method for your farm.

PublicResourceOrg When we consider methods to improve broad scale agriculture silvopasture should always be on the high on the list of methods. By mixing tree lines of nuts, fruits and lumber species and good livestock rotation practices you gain multiple … Continue reading

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The Miracle Water Village

Saurabh More While this is a bit of an extreme example, this video does a good job of demonstrating how good water management practices can change everything in a community. Tweet it

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DIYFS Podcast #12: Where we should practice Permaculture.

The answer to the title of this particular podcast seems pretty simple. Everywhere. But the reality is the subject is a bit deeper, and a bit more feisty at that. In this episode, I decided to take a swing at … Continue reading

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Economist review of “Up in Smoke”, about Michael Hands trying to convince Honduran farmers not to slash and burn to farm.

American Hindi When you watch this, you will realize how much these farmers sound like the chemically dependent farmers in the US. We know it destroys soil. We have to grow like this to have food to eat. Don’t you … Continue reading

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Here is a nice bare bones look at some earthworks and water systems in a semi suburban area.

Working with Nature This video demonstrates the earthworks to create a water harvesting storage system in suburban Crowley Texas. Nicholas Burtner shows us how he tied into street drainage to gather water by way of a gabion that diverts water … Continue reading

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DIY Food Supply news of the week.

So I titled this like it was some big breaking event or maybe even a recurring article. Neither is true. I guess I can report that the March Against Monsanto appears to have gone off without a hitch today. Protestors … Continue reading

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“Garden Secrets” for a successful garden with Green Desert

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Here is Jim Martin showing another option for growing vertically when you are space challenged.

Cop On Bicycle You have more space than you think. We just have to find creative ways to use it. Vertical growing is one of the best options for multiplying the size of tiny gardens. Tweet it

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Tony Rinaudo is reforesting the Sahara with a knife! Find out more here.

WorldVision Aus Seriously, this man is reforesting the edges of major deserts (and not just the Sahara but he has worked extensively on the eastern and western edges of it), using a knife and a translator. OK OK I oversold … Continue reading

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Do chickens cause potholes?

Well, it looks like another era is passing. One of my favorite things to brag about my fine home city of Indianapolis was that we have no restrictions placed on chickens. I have been very fond of saying things like, … Continue reading

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DIYFS #11: Interview with Linda Proffitt at Peaceful Grounds

We have a long one for you this week folks. A couple of weeks ago I sat down with Linda Proffitt of Global Peace Initiatives, where we discussed several of their most recent activities. This interview runs about an hour … Continue reading

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Urban Farming in Portland- complete with CSA

Food Farmer Earth These types of projects, whether they culminate in urban farms or community gardens are excellent uses of fringe space and underdeveloped land. Rehabilitating damaged soil is just a bonus Tweet it

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Gary Null has made his movie “Seeds of Death” available in support of the March Against Monsanto

Gary Null He does ask that you “like” the Seeds of Death FB page As I said in the title, this release is done in support of the March Against Monsanto. If you have been checking out the DIY Food … Continue reading

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