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The Food Movement

“People are fed by the food industry, which pays no attention to health. And are treated by the health industry, which pays no attention to food.” – Wendell Berry Growing a garden and taking control of your own personal agriculture might be the most important …

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Here Come the Girls

Tomato seedlings growing away

It’s silly, I know, to humanize plants, seedlings and seeds, but with so much information out there, much of it contradictory and most of it ‘ticklist’, it’s something that helps my little mind prioritize and it sorts things out in my head. Sow in March directly into moist raked soil …

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Produce No Waste

Produce no waste, another, you guessed it, permaculture principle, and a key part of any design.   It’s so easy in the UK to ‘deal with’ waste – some blokes come and take it away and put it into a hole in the ground that people rarely see or feel …

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Pig Drinking Deck

The first few years that we raised pigs on our farm, our largest struggle was that of drinking water.  We didn’t have any issues getting them to use a water nipple connected to a pressurized hose, the issue came from the rooting that occurred around …

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