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Prepping with a Camper/Trailer versus a Home?

So we all know Chris led by example and has a small farmstead in W. Mass, and many on here have done similar.  But what about those who cannot afford such preps? Or who live in a more suburban location where it's impossible yet still want to ...

Forum topic - paranoid - Aug 25 2013 - 1:59pm - 2 comments

The Economics of Happiness

This may have already been posted, but I highly recommend the dvd The Economics of Happiness by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Steven Gorelick and John Page, featuring a number of names that may be recognizeable to folks around here, i.e., Bill McKibben, Richard ...

Forum topic - Doug - Oct 21 2011 - 9:56pm - 0 comments

I'd like to find someone to run a farm for me.

I'm thinking of buying a 100 acre farm about 20 or 30 minutes away from a small sized town but I don't want to live there and farm on it. I'd like to find a hard working intelligent and reliable person to run the farm for me while I ...

Forum topic - holstein13 - Oct 14 2011 - 1:01pm - 21 comments

Locally Available Biochar

Some of us may be interested to know that I discovered a local (Ashfield, western Mass) source for biochar. Current price is $20 for 15lbs, which includes a $5 bucket deposit.  Here is the contact information: Bear Meadow Apiary Nany and Rick ...

Forum topic - ikursat - Sep 12 2011 - 8:42am - 1 comment

Buying cheap land plot as a hedge

I'm moving to Moscow, Russia in a month, and am considering measures to protect myself against the inflationary and economic crisis that looks likely to come. I'm considering buying a cheap plot of land some distance (4-6 hours of driving ...

Forum topic - dvfedorov - Jun 2 2011 - 3:41pm - 3 comments

Free PDF download for those new to organic farming

While this is written for folks who want to become actual farmers and sell their produce, it contains an extensive list of resoures for organic gardening, how to obtain land to grow your own food on, etc. Worth a look if you want to grow your own food! ...

Forum topic - PetraViolet - Feb 18 2011 - 10:19am - 1 comment

Web Soil Survey

For those interested for checking soil types for farming, I found a USDA link to do this.  I have checked 3 areas in Ia and Ca, and it was spot on. http://websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov/app/WebSoilSurvey.aspx Nate Re: Web Soil Survey ...

Forum topic - Nate - Dec 30 2010 - 11:56am - 1 comment

A Farm For The Future - BBC Documentary Film

This was last aired in on April 4, 2009 on BBC Two. A Farm for the Future "Wildlife film maker Rebecca Hosking investigates how to transform her family's farm in Devon into a low energy farm for the future, and discovers that nature ...

Forum topic - Poet - Jun 15 2012 - 2:11am - 11 comments

the Local vs. "Imported" Foods Challenge

Hi everyone. We all know that an event like war in , not necessairly with , Iran (air strikes by Israel?) could cause the cost of oil to suddenly skyrocket. If our suppliers are getting most of their food from a distance, and most of them are, ...

Forum topic - Wendy S. Delmater - Sep 24 2010 - 8:58am - 4 comments

HEADS UP: Watch Grain Prices Next 8 Weeks

Many may have noticed the rising prices of grains due to demand and supply issues past 3 to 5 weeks. Our family continues to sell corn and soybeans at roughly 5 to 15 cent intervals of upward price.   The price contagion in many areas...plus ...

Forum topic - Nichoman - Aug 2 2010 - 11:05am - 35 comments

Urban farming -- Detroit, MI

Seeds of hope in Detroit? Residents of the "Motor City" are starting farms on abandoned lots...  (note: the link to the article is in the title line) Detroit gets growing Detroit was once the engine of America's ...

Forum topic - Trinity - Jul 10 2010 - 10:50pm - 5 comments

Good place to buy land/house in North East?

anyone know of some good places to look to buy a self sufficient type of homestead? I see prices in the Pocono region of Pa are pretty low. I love New Paltz, NY but the prices there seem relatively high still. Closer (2 hr drive ) to NYC would be great, ...

Forum topic - paranoid - Apr 19 2010 - 11:32am - 5 comments

Developing Midwest Harvest Shortfall

Numerous sources, plus dozens of farmers show corroboration this fall soybean/corn harvest will come in below to well below USDA estimates. The state of the crop is in peril due to record wet ground with more above average rainfall the next 10-14 ...

Forum topic - Nichoman - Oct 24 2009 - 9:50pm - 8 comments

Desperately seeking new neighbours

If you live in Australia, or if you're moving to Australia to live, you might be interested in living next to us...... for more info on our activities, vist my blog where this post is an entry in its own right. Mike Desperately seeking ...

Forum topic - Damnthematrix - Oct 22 2009 - 2:07am - 30 comments

Corn/Soybean Harvest Status - IA...North Illinois

For those interested in how the fall harvest in Iowa and North Illinois is progressing and is looking for Corn and Soybeans. As of yesterday (16 October)... were way behind and getting worse. Crop        Percent 2009 ...

Forum topic - Nichoman - Oct 17 2009 - 5:47pm - 8 comments

OUTLOOK: Potential Weather Impacts To Midwest Corn/Soybean Harvest

Back on August 29th, I made a post , using some cutting edge weather research projects, about the risk of frost/freeze in Upper Midwest circa 10-20 September time frame that could be better ascertained  in 5 to 7 days.   This risk can be now more ...

Forum topic - Nichoman - Jun 15 2012 - 2:54am - 4 comments

Veritcal Farming

I havn't seen a post on this topic but I'm sure several will find the concept interesting, I'm not sure how will it would work in practise but perhaps someone more well versed in greenhouse farming can comment. Vertical farming ...

Forum topic - Ed Archer - Sep 3 2009 - 9:48pm - 15 comments

Approaching Farm Debt Crisis?

The comments below by Chris are accurate, I've broached this before in earlier posts, and Kemosavvy and I did a podcast on this a couple weeks ago. I'm encouraged Chris is becoming more aware and hope he and all of you will become more ...

Forum topic - Nichoman - Aug 1 2009 - 12:39pm - 8 comments

The Seed Thread

A recent post in the Agriculture/Permaculture thread reminded me of a thread that I've long been intending to start.  It's still planting season here in USDA zone 5b, so, I'll try to be concise, and kick this off with little fanfare. . . ...

Forum topic - Cloudfire - Jul 23 2009 - 4:07pm - 64 comments

Dairy Shortages This Fall/Winter?

Some additional information on what's happening to the US dairy industry from an extended, sobering personal conversation I had tonight.  Adding to this earlier post... http://www.peakprosperity.com/comment/37887#comment-37887 Dairy ...

Forum topic - Nichoman - Jun 15 2012 - 3:01am - 2 comments