Opening his heart and life, Joel Salatin uses his Polyface Farm experience to encouraged multi-generational farm relationships and germinate a new generation of young farmers.
Author: Joel Salatin
Publisher: Polyface Incorporated
The aging farmer phenomenon is new and presents both unprecedented crisis and opportunity. Opening his heart and life, Joel Salatin uses his Polyface Farm experience to encouraged multi-generational farm relationships and germinate a new generation of young farmers.
In multilocational testing, the hypothesis that the new cropping pattern or
technology is superior to the farmer's existing ... Initial results looked promising,
with farmers showing rapid adoption in the first few months of field trials, but the
Author: S. Chater
Publisher: Int. Rice Res. Inst.
This book documents some of the experiences during the 20-year history of the Asian Rice Farming Systems Network, highlighting the achievements but also describing the problems. Readers should find it a useful contribution to the global debate about networking, as this becomes the modus operandi for increasing the amount of agricultural research worldwide.
apprentices and interns who have worked on our farms at the Stone Barns have
subsequently found ways to become engaged in some kind of full-time farming.
Finally—and this is more good news—a food revolution is definitely already
Author: Laura Sayre
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Where will the next generation of farmers come from? What will their farms look like? Fields of Learning: The Student Farm Movement in North America provides a concrete set of answers to these urgent questions, describing how, at a wide range of colleges and universities across the United States and Canada, students, faculty, and staff have joined together to establish on-campus farms as outdoor laboratories for agricultural and cultural education. From one-acre gardens to five-hundred-acre crop and livestock farms, student farms foster hands-on food-system literacy in a world where the shortcomings of input-intensive conventional agriculture have become increasingly apparent. They provide a context in which disciplinary boundaries are bridged, intellectual and manual skills are cultivated together, and abstract ideas about sustainability are put to the test. Editors Laura Sayre and Sean Clark have assembled a volume of essays written by pioneering educators directly involved in the founding and management of fifteen of the most influential student farms in North America. Arranged chronologically, Fields of Learning illustrates how the student farm movement originated in the nineteenth century, gained ground in the 1970s, and is flourishing today -- from the University of California--Davis to Yale University, from Hampshire College to Central Carolina Community College, from the University of Montana to the University of Maine.
Tractors and combines, among other machinery, replaced the human hand in the
field. Pumps for ... Petroleum is also the feedstock for the pesticides used to
support industrial agriculture and its vast fields of monoculture crops. Seemingly
Author: Sharon Astyk
Publisher: New Society Publishers
“Astyk and Newton have written an important book with an unusual message: We need millions of new farmers…as soon as possible. You could not find two more reasonable, intelligent, sincere, and passionate people to talk to about food. And the book has very much the feeling of a conversation – with someone smart who cares about you. It is also intellectually complex, creative and nuanced. The authors are big thinkers and have taken a good lick at the central human issues of our time." Peter Bane “This definitive guide can provide inspiration to gardeners and those concerned about the environment. It offers practical solutions to all the food-related problems brought on by industrialized agriculture and the globalization of food. Very carefully researched and well written, this documents what is wrong and what we can do about it.” Connie Krochmal - Bellaonline "This outstanding and well-written compendium of insights and recommendations, of fervent idealism and practical solutions, is highly recommended."—Library Journal Once we could fill our grocery carts with cheap and plentiful food, but not anymore. Cheap food has gone the way of cheap oil. Climate change is already reducing crop yields worldwide. The cost of flying in food from far away and shipping it across the country in refrigerated trucks is rapidly becoming unviable. Cars and cows increasingly devour grain harvests, sending prices skyrocketing. More Americans than ever before require food stamps and food pantries just to get by, and a worldwide food crisis is unfolding, overseas and in our kitchens. We can keep hunger from stalking our families, but doing so will require a fundamental shift in our approach to field and table. A Nation of Farmers examines the limits and dangers of the globalized food system and shows how returning to the basics is our best hope. The book includes in-depth guidelines for: Creating resilient local food systems Growing, cooking, and eating sustainably and naturally Becoming part of the solution to the food crisis The book argues that we need to make self-provisioning, once the most ordinary of human activities, central to our lives. The results will be better food, better health, better security, and freedom from corporations that don’t have our interests at heart. This is critical reading for anyone who eats and cares about high-quality food. Sharon Astyk farms in New York, and is the author of Depletion and Abundance. Aaron Newton is a sustainable systems land planner in North Carolina, and is the founding editor of Groovy Green.
... for the period 1612-21 by Loder, who farmed successfully under the two-field
system at Harwell, Berkshire.4 Fuller's estimates of total income amenable to tithe
in 1653 suggest that the farmers were enjoying a modest degree of prosperity.
Author: A. C. Chibnall
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This 1965 study examines the feudal and economic development of a village from Norman times to the nineteenth century.
Hence , by doing research farmers are motivated to do more research . This
process starts at the farmer field school and continues in field research . However
, there are certain limitations of farmer field research . For example , farmers in ...
Publisher: International Potato Center
d) FFS institutionalization, scaling up and policy development, as part of mainstreaming processes.
The growing of food crops in small-scale "backyard" plots, although common in
urban areas throughout the world, has ... transformed by armies of "urban farmers
" who till the open spaces to produce flourishing vegetable gardens and fields of
Author: Donald B. Freeman
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Urban agriculture is of increasing economic significance in many African cities and is critical to the survival of very poor families and, especially, women and landless or unemployed rural migrants.
farming the same patch of ground all the time. ... finished, another head popped
up from the ground and said, “I am the other end of Snap, the farmer that you are
talking to. He and I are the same, and we are the main farmers of this field.
Author: Tom Schwartz
Publisher: RP Books & Audio
In this exciting follow-up to How Mother Nature Flowered the Fields, Mother Nature finds herself faced with an even bigger problem, as the population on Earth begins to show signs of a future predicament. Scientists are looking for other places besides Earth for mankind to live.