Who Am I To Farm? Excerpt from The Permaculture Handbook

“The emergence of garden farms is at hand. Under the pressure of necessity as unemployment rippled through the economy, millions of North Americans turned to gardening or expanded their gardens in 2009 as evidenced by a 40% increase in vegetable seed sales.  Urban homesteading is spawning its own literature as energy descent forces more and more households to adapt in place.  With income constrained and energy and materials shortages looming, the only resources capable of filling the gap in livelihood are imagination, information, and knowledge, in particular a deeper understanding of the material cycles and energy flows of nature.  For that understanding, we look to permaculture, a language derived from the patterns of the world around us.”

Read more about Peter’s new book just uploaded at Permaculture Activist. 

 

Who Am I to Farm?
by Peter Bane
from issue #82, GROWING STAPLE CROPS • NOVEMBER 2011, excerpted from Peter’s new book: The Permaculture Handbook: Garden Farming for Town and Country.

Occupy Food, Occupy Corporations, Occupy AIPAC-OWS Week 03-07-12

Press TV’s new program; ’OWS Week’ highlights 7 days of the protest movement’s happenings as viewed from American protesters’ eyes.

The program also examines the wide range of social issues addressed by the ‘occupy’ movement in the US.

This episode of the show gets a perspective on Occupy Our Food Supply actions of beautification and vegetable gardening and addresses the Shut Down the Corporations and Occupy AIPAC mass protests.

 

Follow OWS Week on Twitter : http://twitter.com/presstv