Articles of Interest

Spirituality

Celtic folk lore about good kings ‘marrying’ the land to ensure prosperity: http://upliftconnect.com/marrying-the-land/

Indigenous view of corn, maize: https://www.facebook.com/notes/lyla-june-johnston/indigenomics/10153848403271007

Innovation

Using market-scale perennial grain for beer: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2016-10-03/solving-climate-change-with-beer-from-patagonia-s-food-startup

Quotes from the recently deceased pioneer of permaculture, Bill Mollison: http://onenesspublishing.com/2016/09/a-blue-print-for-moving-forward-the-legecy-of-bill-mollison-1928-to-2016/

Bike-powered urban gardening: https://www.facebook.com/NowThisNews/videos/1079270152163108/?pnref=story

Regenerative agriculture- storing carbon in the soil while also providing for human and ecosystem needs: https://insideclimatenews.org/news/27092016/looking-earth-itself-climate-solution-soil-obama-vilsack-carbon-emissions

Western Colorado fruit tree mapping initiative: http://www.applecoreproject.org/ 

Goats as ‘lawn-mowers’: http://modernfarmer.com/2013/09/get-goat-weed-garden/

Urban, closed-loop, farming in Milwaukee, WI: http://www.splendidtable.org/story/how-to-feed-10000-people-from-food-grown-on-3-acres-in-the-city

Urban hops grown on under-utilized land: http://modernfarmer.com/2016/08/hops-on-lots-pittsburgh/

An amazing non-profit that connects various groups to promote sustainable land stewardship: http://www.quiviracoalition.org/

Mini composter: http://inhabitat.com/beautiful-odorless-tabletop-ecosystem-is-powered-with-food-waste/

Traditional Culture

The traditional practice of growing amaranth in Mexico: https://www.facebook.com/IdentidadesMex/videos/1236930066372198/?pnref=story

Shrine of Demeter, goddess of agriculture, discovered: http://brewminate.com/ancient-greek-shrine-of-demeter-and-persephone-discovered-in-bulgaria/

Impact on wool on Viking culture: https://www.hakaimagazine.com/article-long/no-wool-no-vikings

Gladiator diet:  http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/surprise-gladiators-were-vegetarians/?utm_source=facebook.com&no-ist

Seed saving as cultural preservation and resistence: http://rabble.ca/news/2016/08/three-colombian-women-tell-us-why-preserving-seeds-act-resistance#.V7svpM8Xbm8.twitter

1700 year old wool tunic found in melting ice in Norway/ importance of wool during Iron Age: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CBZtCjAuTI

Art and Agriculture

High definition photographs of seeds: http://www.heirloomgardener.com/plant-profiles/ornamental/seeing-seeds-zm0z16fzkin

Health

The effects of diet on newborns: http://www.inhabitots.com/the-first-1000-days-of-your-babys-diet-greatly-influences-his-future/

How to make elderberry syrup, a home remedy: http://mountainroseblog.com/elderberry-syrup-recipe/

Cilantro as water purifier: http://inhabitat.com/cilantro-purifies-drinking-water-in-developing-countries/?newinfinitescroll=false

Gardening

Seed saving tutorial: http://www.seeds.ca/d/?t=09c1012100003118-a282256

Drought-tolerant plants: http://modernfarmer.com/2016/07/drought-tolerant-plants/

Indoor ginger harvesting: http://dailygardeningtips.com/grow-endless-supply-ginger-indoors/

Food Systems:

How to teach about food systems: http://ucfoodobserver.com/2016/03/03/twenty-minutes-to-educate-students-about-the-food-system-go/

Cost Co buying land for organic farmers: http://complete-health-and-happiness.com/costco-begins-helping-farmers-buy-land-to-supply-exploding-demand-for-organic-food/?t=SH

Building a better farm bill: http://sustainableagriculture.net/blog/bfr-choices-article/

 

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