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Learning To Ask The Right Questions

Learning To Ask The Right Questions

How to build a resilient homestead despite limited resources

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Finca Las Nubes

An Opportunity To Live Resiliently

A sustainable community seeks a few good members
Thursday, December 25, 2014, 4:54 PM

After watching the Crash Course, who among us hasn't felt insecure with where we live?

The idea of a sustainable community has a powerful allure. Imagine a resource-rich property mapped out with a plan for sustainable self-sufficiency, populated with a community of like-minded folks that already "get" the importance of cultivating resilience....  Sounds pretty good, right?

But what exactly is a "sustainable community" anyways? How do you find one? What's it like to live there? How do you know if it's all going to work out in the long run?

 
Daily Prep

5 Urban Gardening Secrets To Grow Food In Any City

Tricks to growing food in small spaces
Thursday, October 9, 2014, 7:41 PM

If you are limited on space due to living in densely populated urban and city environments, here are 5 ways to help you along your path to food production and increased resilience.

http://www.thegoodsurvivalist.com/5-urban-gardening-secrets-to-grow-food-in-any-city1721/

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Farmland LP

A Weekend On The Farm

An excellent investment of time
Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 10:55 AM
If you've been a reader of PeakProsperity.com for more than a few months, you've likely heard us talk about Farmland LP. It's a fund that purchases over-farmed, depleted conventional farmland (at a discounted price), and then spends years nursing the land back to organic status using sustainable farming methods.
 
As an investor, I have the opportunity to tour any of the fund's 5 farm properties, which are located in southern Oregon and central California. So that just what I did this past weekend when the Farmland team held its first annual investor gathering at its newest (and largest) property in Stockton, CA.
Podcast

PermacultureGlobal.com

Toby Hemenway: Explaining Permaculture

Letting nature do the work, sustainably
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 2:04 PM

"Permaculture" is a word fast gaining adoption in (and beyond) the agricultural and gardening worlds. We see it mentioned fairly often here on PeakProsperity.com.

But what exactly does it mean?

When asked, many of our readers have a fuzzy sense, at best. So, we've asked one of the top experts in the permaculture field, Toby Hemenway, to provide an 'everyman's' overview of the philosophy, science and best practices of the craft. » Read more

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TheMarketGardener.com

Jean-Martin Fortier: A Model for Profitable Micro-Farming

Earn a living gardening on just 1.5 acres
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 10:19 AM

As we awake to the realities in store for us in a future defined by declining net energy, concerns about food security, adequate nutrition, community resilience, and reliable income commonly arise.

Small-scale farming usually quickly surfaces as a pursuit that could help address all of these. Yet most dismiss the idea of becoming farmers themselves; mainly because of lack of prior experience, coupled with lack of capital. It simply feels too risky.

Enter Jean-Martin Fortier and his wife, Maude-Hélène. They are a thirtysomething couple who have been farming successfully for the past decade. In fact, they've been micro-farming: their entire growing operations happen on just an acre and half of land. » Read more

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Jean-Martin Fortier

Jean-Martin Fortier

Jean-Martin Fortier and his wife Maude-Hélène Desroches are the founders of Les Jardins de la Grelinette, an internationally recognized micro-farm known for its high productivity and profitability using low-tech, high-yield methods of production. A leading practitioner of biologically intensive cropping systems, Jean-Martin has more than a decade’s worth of experience in organic farming.

Featured Discussion

Why Many Farmers Eat Really Unhealthy Diets

Why Many Farmers Eat Really Unhealthy Diets

Modern farming life leaves little available time & labor for healthing eating

Daily Digest

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Daily Digest 6/11 - The Logic Of The Surveillance State, The Myth Of Executive Accountability

Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 10:43 AM
  • The Logic of the Surveillance State
  • Damage Control Time: National Intelligence Releases PRISM "Facts"
  • Social Security: The New Deal’s Fiscal Ponzi
  • France Prohibits Sending Currency, “Coins And Precious Metals” By Mail
  • Silver Cycles: What Next?
  • The myth of executive accountability
  • Driving Factors Behind Improvements in Water and Energy Production
  • Farm Equipment That Runs on Oats
Daily Digest

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Daily Digest 6/10 - Rains Plaguing Midwest Farms, Big Brother Is Listening And No One Cares

Monday, June 10, 2013, 10:27 AM
  • NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: 'I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things'
  • Neil Macdonald: Big Brother is listening in and no one seems to care
  • Leaker’s Employer Became Wealthy by Maintaining Government Secrets
  • Gold Price Reflecting Mike Maloney’s “First Deflation Then Inflation”
  • World’s Largest Coal Company Invests in Solar Power to Reduce Energy Costs
  • The Sequester May Start To Show In Data
  • After Drought, Rains Plaguing Midwest Farms
  • Mott Green, a Free-Spirited Chocolatier, Dies at 47