Category Archives: DIYFS articles

Indianapolis be alert! Your city is being rezoned.

As we discussed in a prior article, Indianapolis is in the process of being rezoned. If you care about neighborhood resiliency, decentralizing food production, and your cities ability to rehabilitate itself this matters to you. Here is a link to … Continue reading

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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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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 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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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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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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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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The Right to Farm- Michigans current battle.

Ok I just sat here for the last two hours writing all of the reasons I disagree with this ruling. Then I deleted it. You see, after reading the law (ACT 93 of 1981, Michigan Right to Farm Act) and … Continue reading

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A place for announcements, news releases, new Permaculture ideas, or ventures related to the local food movement and Permaculture.

Yesterdays announcement of the new farm and arts market here in Indianapolis reminded me of part of my mission here. We aren’t just about talking about our view points and putting out tons of educational material. Yes those are the … Continue reading

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Indianapolis is getting a new Farm and Arts Market!

Linda Proffitt of Global Peace Initiatives announced yesterday that the long awaited GPI Farm and Arts Market will be opening at the Marion county Fairgrounds on June 1, 2014. Here is the information I took the liberty of lifting from Linda’s … Continue reading

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U.S. Rep. Pompeo of Kansas wants to keep your state from requiring GMO labeling.

According to this article on Reuters (and about 100 others) a Congressman from Kansas has introduced a bill called the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act” which would essentially make it illegal for states to require GMO labeling. Now, as anyone … Continue reading

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An update on what is going on at DIY food Supply.

As you may have noticed, there is quite a bit going on in the local food movement of late, and that is true here at the DIY food Supply as well. The biggest new is last Sunday, we launched our … Continue reading

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Order vs disorder in the garden.

Normally when one thinks about an orderly garden, he or she would picture perfect even rows of evenly distributed plants. This scene would be absent of “weeds” and debris. The garden that we would be considering is actually as disorderly … Continue reading

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Fighting rising gas prices with Permaculture.

I decided to write this article after having a conversation at my day job. As it were, two ladies were discussing the recent rise in gasoline prices and different ways that they could fight back. The normal ideas of people … Continue reading

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