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Permaculture

Touch the Soil News #1018 (Feature photo – Food staples in India grown using permaculture practices – photo courtesy of Aranya Agricultural Alternatives) http://permacultureindia.org/ Permaculture (permanent agriculture) is not new, and has many proponents in the U.S. The U.S. is the world’s third most populated nation, behind China and India. Unfortunately for China, much of its soils have been compromised from overwork and toxins. India, on the other hand, which is still more rural and undeveloped as relates to chemical farming, still has a sensitivity-to-the-planet and people philosophy. Interesting is that the Indian media company Rajya Sabha TV – which provides coverage of the Parliament of India and other nation…

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A Permaculture Country Club

Touch the Soil News #775 (feature photo Graham Burnett CC SA 3.0) What if you could go to the country club and play disc golf, wander through a permaculture landscape laden with food, see aquaponics in action and see animals practicing rotational grazing? While it sounds great, there really is such a place in Costa Rica. It’s called St. Michael’s Sustainable Community. You can buy or rent a house that has a living roof and an edible landscape. Activist Rob Greenfield http://robgreenfield.tv/ takes us there for a special video on this Permaculture Country Club. The whole place is a food forest with hundreds of fruit trees, vegetables and medicinal plants.…

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