Category Archives: community garden

A call to Permaculturists and people working to localize food production.

If you follow our Podcast you have noticed that one of the things we love to do is highlight the people who are already doing a lot of the work around the Midwest improving food security, organics, localizing food production and … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #14- Talking aquaponics with Glynn Barber, President of the Indiana Aquaculture Association

So a little while ago I had the distinct pleasure of sitting down with Glynn Barber, who is the President of the Indiana Aquaculture Association and the inventor of ECSIA. During the interview we discussed aquaponics from a variety of … Continue reading

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Rod Olson talking about things he learned when he started SPIN farming

LanduseKN SPIN seems to be a strong model for local production, one of several that could work in lockstep to give cities more food security. Like community gardens and aquaponics, it has the advantage of producing profitability and giving people … Continue reading

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Just a DIY Food Supply update.

Not going to make a big post today, no videos, no podcasts. Just letting you know big things are happening in Indianapolis, and they are happening everywhere I look. Talked to some people I helped get into chickens last night, … Continue reading

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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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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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Jack Spirko ( @JackSpirko ) and Perma Ethos ( @Permaethos ) are taking the PDC experience to the next level.

I saw this trailer the other day and I have to say wow! What a great way to accelerate transition on a large scale. This is a game changer for Permaculture. If this Model works it should be replicated everywhere. … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #7: Interview with Andrew Distelrath of Distelrath Farms

Not too long ago I had the pleasure of both observing a kindergarten tour of Distlerath Farms and sitting down with Andrew Distelrath to talk about their urban farm and its various operations. Over the course of the interview we … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #6 Indianapolis: Champion Food Desert

In this weeks podcast, I talk about a recent blog by Matt Lerner over at Walkscore  (article here), where he had the sad task of notifying all of us that my fair city of Indianapolis is doing a notably poor … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #5 Interview with Maggie Goeglein Hanna of Fall Creek Gardens

This weeks Podcast is a lengthy (about an hour twenty minutes) interview with Maggie Goeglein Hanna over at Fall Creek Gardens. Normally I would trim down to under an hour, but I felt like it was worth keeping the continuity … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #4: Fighting the good fight for urban gardens.

In this weeks pod, we take a look at the ongoing struggle to raise food in our communities and in other small scale environments. The podcast begins by taking a look at specific situations that have occurred across the country as … Continue reading

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Here is another great view of the regenerative growth in post industrial Detroit.

emanuele bompan I really love posting these videos of how the people of Detroit are demonstrating human resilience and are returning to their roots since corporate America abandoned them. It is absolutely inspiring. You don’t have to take the life … Continue reading

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Urban Farming in Detroit- more positives coming out of a dying city.

Urban Farming The first 1:20 is music over scenes of a broken city, after that they get into the actual article about the amazing things that Detroit is doing to resurrect itself. When I see these videos of how people … Continue reading

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