Category Archives: Soil Improvement

AGRO-HAcking Concepts and Principles (full playlist)

(Advancing Eco Agriculture) Permaculture by any other name, is Permaculture all the same.  As anyone who has been around the site for a while will tell you, I am not one to get too wrapped in titles, or even details…well … Continue reading

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Video about some Urban Agriculture projects in Atlanta, Georgia

(Public Broadcasting Atlanta) Here is a video highlighting some urban agriculture projects in Atlanta, Georgia. They have a little bit on empty lot gardening, CSA’s, community gardens and the impacts these things are having on their communities. Besides just making … 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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DIY Food Supply’s latest news.

I haven’t been near as lazy as my lack of posting seems to indicate. It turns out that there are only so many hours in a day and even when we use our time well, we can’t fit everything in. … Continue reading

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Farming bedrock with seaberry and swales. Ben Falk

(Ben Falk) First off, Ben Falk has tons of great information and he puts it out regularly. You should pay attention to his work. Second I think this short video is a must see for anyone who complains about their … 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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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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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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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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Fleet Farming- by Chill Will. Rethinking food distribution.

Fleet Farming from DJ Chill Will on Vimeo. Tweet it

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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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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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Willy Smits Ted Talk on Rainforest restoration.

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