Category Archives: Pasture Rotation

Guest Bloggers Wanted.

Here is the deal. I love this website. I worked really hard to get it where it is, and I would like to see it go to another level. The problem is, I just don’t have the time to write … Continue reading

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A Backyard Permaculture Tour

This is one of my favorite types of posts to make. A tour of an ongoing backyard Permaculture garden. Rick Larson is located in zone 5 (Wisconsin) and is working a good sized yard. You can see from the video … Continue reading

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Savanna Institute is making the regenerative agriculture of the next century happen now.

Savanna Institute – Case Study Program from Tory Dahlhoff on Vimeo. Here is another great organization that is moving agriculture back in the right direction. We can produce enough food without destroying the environment, we just have to make some … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #28- Interview with Nicolette Hahn Niman, Author of Defending Beef.

This weeks podcast is an interview with author Nicolette Hahn Niman. During the course of our conversation we briefly discuss her background and first book, “Righteous Pork Chop”. From there we quickly move into her latest writing, “Defending Beef”. This … Continue reading

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Agriculture for a Small Planet Symposium July 1, 1974 -Wendell Berry sharing his simple genius.

(The Berry Center) This very old speech and question and answer session answers many of the questions we have today about food production and community. Even in 1974 Mr. Berry was concisely picking apart the concept of Big Ag and … Continue reading

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Darren Doherty discussing the need for broad acre Permaculture

(uprooted movie) This video is Darren Doherty talking about making broad scale changes to our way of life to effect beneficial changes to human society. He discusses families making the choice to improve their lives and how farmers can change … Continue reading

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Green Gold- A documentary by John Liu

(Permaculture Day) In this video John Liu explains some of the processes by which we can rehabilitate some of the harshest environments on the planet. Its all about controlling grazing, replanting trees and allowing the systems to heal. For all … Continue reading

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Forget USDA organic- Check out Jack Spirko’s “Agritrue” truth in agriculture program.

(AGRITRUE) In a world where USDA organic has had its meaning watered down and at a time when our lawmakers are in cahoots with “Big Ag” and working to keep us from being informed about what is in the food … 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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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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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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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 #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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