Category Archives: Livestock

DIYFS Podcast #19- Interview with Andrew Brake of Naptown Chickens

Recently I got to sit down with Andrew Brake of Naptown Chickens and talked about a wide variety of urban homesteading topics. It may be a bit of a surprise but the majority of our conversation centered around chickens, and … Continue reading

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Urban Agriculture Zoning Comment Session- Update of changes and reminder!

Note the change in location for the first meeting. The noon meeting will be held on the platform at City Market. This opportunity to participate in how our city is zoned last came about 45 years ago. Lets make sure … Continue reading

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Indy Rezone holding a feedback meeting concerning urban agriculture.

The folks at Indy Rezone are having a community meeting to discuss the impact of the current zoning plans on agriculture. Now given the pace of modern life and the average citizens level of apathy towards anything that doesn’t shine … Continue reading

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The Healing Effects of Holistic High Density Grazing on Land, Livestock & People’s Lives- a talk by Greg Judy

(Victoria Association for Biological Farming) (Green Pastures Farm) This is a longer lecture given by Greg Judy about restorative agriculture using livestock rotations. During this talk he discusses the basic science of healing the land by looking at your farm … Continue reading

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Indy Rezones impact on urban agriculture in Indianapolis.

Ok, here we go with what will be my third and likely final swipe at this round of Indy Rezone and the¬†parts of this proposal that need to be changed or removed. Besides the general disdain this zoning package shows … Continue reading

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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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Kevin at Earthway Experience talking about the zones system, zone one specifically

Earthway Experience Permaculture Center This is a quick view of an option for how to configure your “zone 1″. For those not familiar with the Permaculture zone system, what we try to do is locate things that are intensive and … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #13- Interview with Rick Beach of Wolf Beach farms and the 2 Midwest Guys Podcast

This Podcast was a lot of fun and a total pain to record. I think we ran into every technical difficulty that you can have and still manage to record. The good news was Rick was a great sport and … Continue reading

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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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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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A video tour of the Sunnyside Permaculture Farm

Barbara Jackson This video is not deep on explanation but is still a good demonstration of what can be done with a mid sized property. This Permaculture farm has good diversity¬† and utilizes polyculture techniques while still being organized well … Continue reading

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Silvopasture- A great example of stacked functions.

Alabama Forestry Commission This video is not entirely about food supply, nor is it directly applicable to the urban setting. However, it is a good example of doing something Permaculture aspires to do, and that is create more sustainable and … 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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DIYFS Podcast #9 : Beginners Angst

This Podcast is one I thoroughly enjoyed writing and recording. Basically, it came to be like this. Attainable Sustainable , which I subscribe to through facebook (here is theirs), posted a question to their readers asking what was holding them … Continue reading

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