Detroit: Urban Farming Revolution

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http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/earthrise/2012/08/2012817102031778843.html

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Jul 2, 2012 – Al Jazeera English

In the early 20th century the American city of Detroit was a booming industrial powerhouse and world leader in car manufacturing. But since the major car companies closed their factories, more than a million taxpayers have moved out of Detroit, leaving behind more than 100 square kilometers of vacant land, and nearly 40,000 abandoned houses. A group of visionary residents are now sowing the seeds of an urban farming revolution.

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Pam Warhurst: How We Can Eat Our Landscapes + Stephen Ritz: Green Walls Feeding the Bronx

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Aug 9, 2012 by

What should a community do with its unused land? Plant food, of course. With energy and humor, Pam Warhurst tells at the TEDSalon the story of how she and a growing team of volunteers came together to turn plots of unused land into communal vegetable gardens, and to change the narrative of food in their community.

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Don Tipping: Permaculture: Follow the Water System

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Jul 18, 2012 by

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Permaculture seed wizard Don Tipping takes us on a 10 minute animated tour of the epic Seven Seeds Farm in the Siskiyou Mountains of Southern Oregon, USA. The farm was designed using Permaculture Principles and Keyline patterning. We follow the water system from top to bottom, and then the amazing downstream effects are revealed. This video was produced by Andrew Millison as part of the course content for his online Advanced Permaculture Design Practicum, Hort 485, taught through the Horticulture department at Oregon State University’s Extended Campus: http://www.beaverstatepermaculture.com.

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like… Autumn! by Lo

by Lo
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July 15, 2012

Thought I’d share how the drought and very high temperatures have effected the plants and trees in my neighborhood and garden. Also a garden update.

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Geoff Lawton: Permaculture

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Jul 3, 2012 by

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Geoff Lawton is an internationally – renowned permaculture educator, consultant and practitioner. He emigrated from England to Australia and later studied permaculture with Bill Mollison in Tasmania. He established the Permaculture Research Institute at Tagari Farm in New South Wales, Australia, a 147 acre farmstead previously developed by Mollison. PRI was eventually moved to Zaytuna Farm, in The Channon, where it continues today.

Since 1985, Geoff has designed and implemented permaculture projects in 30 countries for private individuals and groups, communities, governments, aid organizations, & multinational corporations. He has taught the Permaculture Design Certificate course and designed permaculture projects in 30 countries. The Permaculture Research Institute supports the establishments of Permaculture Master Plan sites worldwide as demonstration sites and education centers that network their research

[…] This event was held in Ajman, UAE on 31st of March, 2012.

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A Farm for the Future (must-see; repost)

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In case you missed this when it was first posted.

BBC
2009

Dill in December!

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Wildlife film maker Rebecca Hosking investigates how to transform her family’s farm in Devon into a low energy farm for the future, and discovers that nature holds the key. With her father close to retirement, Rebecca returns to her family’s wildlife-friendly farm in Devon, to become the next generation to farm the land. But last year’s high fuel prices were a wake-up call for Rebecca. Continue reading

Permaculture Research Institute of Australia: Zaytuna Farm Tour

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May 31, 2012 by

For much more info and pictures, go here:

http://permaculture.org.au

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Roger Doiron: A Subversive Plot: How to Grow a Revolution in Your Own Backyard

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replaced video June 12, 2019

The Social Reject Society on Nov 1, 2015

Roger Doiron is founding director of Kitchen Gardeners International, a network of people taking a hands-on approach to re-localizing the global food supply. Doiron is an advocate for new policies, technologies, investments, and fresh thinking about the role of gardens. His successful petition to replant a kitchen garden at the White House attracted broad international recognition. He is also a writer, photographer, and public speaker.

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Learning from the Community of the Land By Shepherd Bliss

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By Shepherd Bliss
Guest Writer
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http://www.vowvop.org
June 18, 2011

While recently shoveling aged horse manure around berry vines on my small organic farm to fertilize them, which gives me great pleasure, I thought about what I have learned about the community of the land by farming over the last two decades. I noticed how spreading brown gold–to which I add the green manure of decaying plants–utilizes waste to transform plants and help them grow. The animal-plant connection is essential to life.

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Collard Greens, So Good For You

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Updated: Sept. 7, 2012 added another video recipe

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Text from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collard_greens
May 20, 2011

“Nutritional information

Collard Greens

Widely considered to be a healthy food, collards are good sources of vitamin C and soluble fiber and contain multiple nutrients with potent anti-cancer properties, such as diindolylmethane and sulforaphane.[citation needed] Roughly a quarter pound (approx. 100 g) of cooked collards contains 46 calories.

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Don Huber Explains Science Behind New Organism and Threat from Monsanto’s Roundup, GMOs to Disease and Infertility

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on May 5, 2011

David Murphy of Food Democracy Now interviews Dr. Don Huber, Professor Emeritus of Plant Pathology, Purdue University on discovery of new organism and crop disease, livestock infertility and threats to U.S. food and agriculture.

Take action! http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/sign/dr_hubers_warning/#petition

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Getting Real about Food and the Future

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by Christopher B. Bedford
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The growing oil, water, and climate crises threaten food security in all communities. This new film by Chris Bedford looks at the deeper issues of food security and community survival in this new age of global chaos and scarcity. “Getting Real about Food & the Future” features the wisdom of John McKnight, Bill McDonough, Lester Brown, Bob Costanza, and David Korten in a 30 minute film designed for use in classrooms, meetings, and conferences. Continue reading