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Jodi Helmer

Tractor Time Episode 27: Jodi Helmer, Author, Protecting Pollinators

We are going to talk to Jodi Helmer, a journalist, gardener and author of six books, who with Island Press is releasing a new book, Protecting Pollinators

Permanent agriculture example - corn growing

Principles of Permanent Agriculture

The abundance of the earth is made possible by just a few elements, and the primary ones are free. Car­bon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen are everywhere, in air and rain. I have really good news. We know how to grow food without hurting the land, air or water, in a way that is good for […]

Christopher Nesbitt at the Tropical Agriculture Conference

Tractor Time Episode 22: On Assignment, the Tropical Agriculture Conference in Belize

Today, we are broadcasting from Belize, specifically, Belmopan, Belize, at the inaugural Tropical Agriculture Conference. We first met one of the organizers, Beth Roberson, a Belizian farmer, in Columbus, Ohio, last year during our annual conference.

Planting potatoes in a hugel bed.

Hügelkultur Gardening

Hügelkultur (pronounced “hoogle-culture”) is German for “hill culture.” Hügelkultur entails growing crops on a raised, earthen mound that consists of a foundation of fresh or rotting logs and branches covered in layers of manure, compostable materials and soil. Hügelkultur (pronounced “hoogle-culture”) is German for “hill culture.” Hügelkultur entails growing crops on a raised, earthen mound […]

Joel Salatin will deliver the keynote address at Acres U.S.A.'s Eco-Ag Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, this year. Register now!

Order vs. Wildness: The Land Management Question

The idea, perpetuated by Thoreau, that farming order and wildness were mutually exclusive and therefore required segregated and designated areas allows landscape managers to be lazy about wildness.

A bounty, straight from the forest.

Forest-to-Table: A Permaculture Experiment Thrives

Forest-to-table products are growing in popularity, not only for consumers, but for farmers as well.