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Desert Food Forest in 3 years - Geoff Lawton. Totally inspiring project!

Desert Food Forest and Organic Commercial Production in Three Years - Update on Wadi Rum Consultancy .

In my opinion, if 100% of the people were farming, it would be ideal. If each person were given one-quarter acre, that is 1 1/4 acres to a family of five, that would be more than enough land to support the family for the whole year. If natural farming were practiced, a farmer would also have plenty of time for leisure and social activities within the village community. I think this is the most direct path toward making this country a happy, pleasant land. ~Masanobu Fukuoka

Masanobu Fukuoka on small farms, self-sufficiency, and happiness. He has a good point-I'm reading Walden right now and it's about a similar philosophy. Would alleviate income pressures too.

Wondering what Permaculture is all about? Here’s Geoff Lawton speaking and outlining his vision at a TED Talk delivered at Ajman, United Arab Emirates earlier this year.  In this 18 minute presentation Geoff explains to his audience how Permaculture works with nature to enrich us all.

Geoff Lawton speaking and outlining his vision at a TED Talk delivered at Ajman, United Arab Emirates earlier this year. In this 18 minute presentation Geoff explains to his audience how Permaculture works with nature to enrich us all.

Wendell Berry. "It may be when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work, and that when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey."

A 50-Year Farm Bill

The Contrariness of a Mad Farmer: an ode to the curmudgeon

"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts."  -Rachel Carson

A panel of experts at the English Environment Agency has named Rachel Carson, the American author of the book "Silent Spring", as the patron saint of the green movement.

Environmental TEDtalk - Allan Savory: How to reverse climate change by greening the world's deserts - YouTube

Allan Savory: How to Green the World's Deserts and Reverse Climate Change (TED video)

"We abuse the land because we regard it as a commondity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect." -Aldo Leopold

We Abuse Land Because We Regard It As A Commodity Belonging To Us. When We See Land As A Community To Which We Belong, We May Begin To Use It With Love And Respect ~Aldo Leopold // this man was pretty great.

~ David Suzuki

"It makes no sense to elevate economics above the biosphere." ~ David Suzuki - a wise and caring soul.

"It does not require more than a simple act of insight to realise that infinite growth of material consumption in a finite world is an impossibility."  --E.F. Schumacher, Small is Beautiful

The (En)Rich List celebrates a wealth of inspirational individuals whose contributions enrich paths to sustainable futures.

Allan Savory

Get ready: we're presenting Allan Savory in August - Milkwood: permaculture courses, skills + stories

This is what Today's Farmer looks like.  Severine von Tscharner Fleming, 29, manages a 100-acre farm in New York's Hudson Valley.

25 Reasons Country Is Chic Right Now

This is What Today's Farmer Looks Like. Severine von Tscharner Fleming, manages a farm in New York's Hudson Valley.

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