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Tag Archives: Gardening

  • Podcast

    Marjory Wildcraft: Growing Your Own Groceries

    How to turn your backyard into a food production system
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 4:14 PM


    Marjory Wildcraft, founder of The Grow Network and author of Grow Your Own Groceries, explains how we can contribute to the local food production movement by using our own windowsills, planters and backyards as a food production system.

    Even those with no prior experience can swiftly learn how to grow and raise a meaningful portion of their dietary calories.

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  • Podcast

    Singing Frogs Farm: The Science Of Healthy Soil

    Focus on biology over chemistry
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 1:02 PM


    Three years ago, I interviewed Paul and Elizabeth Kaiser about the remarkably effective model being pioneered at their farm, Singing Frogs Farm, a small micro-farm in northern California. It quickly became one of Peak Prosperity's most popular podcasts of all-time.

    Developed over years of combining bio-intensive land/forestry management theory with empirical trial & error, the farming practices at Singing Frogs have produced astounding results.

    This week, I sit back down with Paul and Elizabeth to discuss the science behind their latest farming practices & techiniques, the importance of biology over chemistry when it comes to gardening, and the hands-on workshops they offer, and what they think it takes to make a 'resilient farmer'.

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  • Blog
    Peak Prosperity

    What Should I Do? – Crash Course Chapter 26

    Take prudent steps NOW, while there's still time
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, January 10, 2015, 3:43 PM


    If there’s one message to take away from this newly-updated Crash Course video series, it’s this:  It’s time for you to become more resilient and more engaged. Things are changing quickly and nobody knows how much time we have before the next economic, ecological or energy related crisis erupts.  Nobody knows when, but we do have a pretty good idea of what is coming.

    And it is within your control to enter the coming future with a higher degree of security, prosperity and fulfillment than you enjoy now.


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  • Podcast

    Toby Hemenway: Explaining Permaculture

    Letting nature do the work, sustainably
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, May 17, 2014, 6:04 PM


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

    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.

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  • Podcast

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

    Earn a living gardening on just 1.5 acres
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, March 29, 2014, 2:19 PM


    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.

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  • Daily Prep

    Intensive Gardening

    Grow more food in less space
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 5:25 PM


    A great article exploring the two most popular types of types intensive gardening techniques and some of the considerations for each. Also check out the following groups on Peak Prosperity the discuss intensive gardening techniques. Agriculture & Permaculture: Biointensive Gardening:  

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  • Daily Digest
    Image by cooperweb, Flickr Creative Commons

    Daily Digest 9/5 – Fear The Inflation, Why Incomes Could Fall For the Next 30 Years

    by DailyDigest

    Thursday, September 5, 2013, 4:39 PM

    • Fear The Inflation
    • Viewpoints: Is a salary of £300,000 a week too much?
    • Pharmacies, doctors fail to stop narcotic shopping spree
    • Detroit Billionaires Get Arena Help as Bankrupt City Suffers
    • Why Incomes Could Fall For the Next 30 Years
    • Ted Butler: I Own Silver Because Of The Coming Silver Shortage
    • Why Syria Matters To Oil Prices and Your Money
    • Germany's Energy Poverty: How Electricity Became a Luxury Good
    • Is The US Going To War With Syria Over A Natural Gas Pipeline?
    • Children and the Environment: How gardening lessons impact positively on school kids
    • Warning Labels and the Psychology of Climate Change
    • Could smuggling be to blame for Venezuela's food shortages?
    • The great Cold War potato beetle battle

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  • Blog

    Doing the Next Thing

    Steady steps is what it takes to build resilience
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 10:14 PM


    The whole reason we spend our time looking at where the world is going is so that we can position ourselves to have as prosperous, joyous, and fulfilled a life as we can, while leaving behind a better world for those who will follow us.

    Today I can say with complete sincerity that I am a better, more fulfilled, happier, and healthier person than I was ten years ago.

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  • Podcast

    Jere Gettle: Growing Heirloom Plants

    Our foodstock's future lies in preserving its past
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, August 4, 2013, 1:47 AM


    Jere Gettle runs one of the country's largest heirloom seed catalogs. His mission is to preserve long-standing plant varieties and combat the growing homogenization of our food stock, along with the genetic manipulation that Big Ag is responsible for.

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  • What Should I Do?
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    How to Install Raised Garden Beds

    Increase Your Self-Sufficiency By Growing Your Own Food
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 1:32 AM


    If you’ve been intending to become a gardener but aren’t quite sure yet how to get started, this how-to guide is for you.

    It chronicles the steps that I successfully followed to put in my own garden this year, all while working hard on the site and traveling frequently with Chris. From start to finish, it was a one-manpower project.

    Hopefully this guide will give you the direction, inspiration, and confidence that you, too, can do this.

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