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Human manure: Closing the nutrient loop

Using human urine and faeces as fertiliser may seem an unappetising concept but it’s been common practice for centuries.

Arguments against GMOs

Reductionist science is not the answer to the problems engendered by a finite biosphere with a human population in overshoot.

Resilience Roundup - May 22

 Shell’s Arctic voyage marks beginning of peak oil era...

Soil Science Spelled It Out A Whole Century Ago

An organic farm marketer brought me a strange book to read and I can’t get it out of my mind.

Albert Einstein, Soil, Honey Bees and Biodiversity

Among the manifold quotes that are attributed to Albert Einstein, are variants along the lines of: "If the bee disappeared off the surface of the …

Pitt Students Plan Urban Ag Law Firm in the Iron City

Will the growth of urban agriculture bring with it the growth of urban agricultural lawyers?

Hacking it out at the Farm

New entrants to farming in Britain are often faced with a long list of challenges before they even put their wellies on.

The Fifth Wave: Part 2

An agrarian economy...rises up from the soils, fields, woods, streams, rangelands, hills, mountains, backyards, and rooftops.

Environmentalists Are Taking California To Court Over Illegal Oil Industry Wastewater Injection

The illegal injections, according to the Center for Biological Diversity, are contaminating underground water in aquifers across the state, from Monterey to …

The Meaning of a Local Table

How rain falls and how it is used is place based. How each farm uses the rain affects the productivity of the garden, the lives of the livestock, and the …

What Would Happen if We all Grew Food?

Why GMO? How many people could all the empty yards in a suburban block feed if they were put to use growing food?
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