Profitable Market Gardening

Touch the Soil News #1816 (Feature Photo  – Vegetable Garden – CCA SA 2.0 Generic) Permaculture Apprentice brings an article on making a living from a 1.5 acre market garden. Certainly work efficiency is always a factor. Here are some insights to how one market garden makes a go of it. https://permacultureapprentice.com/how-to-make-a-living-from-a-1-5-acre-market-garden/

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Water Conservation and Recycling – Dangerously Insufficient?

Positive Future News #937 (Feature Photo – Desalination – CCA SA 3.0 Unported, James Greiller) While it is not making headline news, the collapse (over the last 20 years) of the Colorado River Basin water supply, has come to the forefront. Nearly 40 million Americans rely on the Colorado River Basin for drinking water and…

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1.4 Billion People – Looking to Urban Ag as a Salvation

Positive Future News #936 (Feature Photo – Farming in India – CCA SA 2.0 Generic, Rajarshi Mitra) India, the world’s second most populous nation behind China, is struggling to feed itself. With 1.4 billion people one focus to solve the problem is urban farming and controlled environment farming. Considering that India has more than four…

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Are Retirement Savings Pushing Farmland Prices off the Charts?

Positive Future News #935 (Feature Photo – Farmland – CCA SA 2.0 Generic, Andrew Smith) The non-profit called Grain, is sponsoring a webinar on what they call Pension Fund Capitalism. The webinar is about a simple concept. Monies set aside around the world for pension plans, is estimated to be $52 trillion. Now, money from…

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Food Security – The Key Problems (must see video)

Positive Future News #934 (Feature Photo – Soybeans – Public Domain) The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems, just put together a report “Another Perfect Storm?” The report highlights some of the causes of the current food price crisis. For example, poor nations have lost their food diversity and are now dependent upon…

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Exotic Urban Farming

Positive Future News #930 (Feature Photo – Arden Food Forest – courtesy of Arden Food Forest) CAN Lifestyle news brings us the story of the world’s highest rooftop urban farm. Located in Singapore, the farm is atop a 51 story building. The primary purpose of the farm is to serve chefs of upscale restaurants. Singapore…

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