Your Bi-Weekly Cultivation #43

Need info on Rocket Mass heaters check out Scott Terry’s interview of Paul Wheaton

This is indeed a problem that many will not hear about: Scant Oversight, Corporate Secrecy Precedes US Weedkiller Crisis

A new documentary series is coming out on GMO’s:  GMO’s Revealed.  You can sign up to see the 9 part series at the link

Want to try growing your own ginger indoors, here is some advice 

While I would not advise anyone to move to the city there are reason many live there and thus how they deal with trying to grow some portion of their food land be as self-reliant as they can be leads one to look at the idea of Urban Homesteading

Mother Earth News 3 part series on Organic Gardening the Easy Way: Part 1 – Bean Arches, Part 2 – Raised Beds, Part 3 – Perennials and Volunteers

Soil health and Phosphorus: A Limited Resource - Update 8/24/17: This was one of those articles I did not fully read or maybe just glossed over as I thought it was good to take a look at phosphorus in our soil.  However as Nancy pointed out in the comments Acres took the opportunity to put forth an agenda of population control.  Instead of just sticking to the topic they tweaked the direction to speak to other issues it supports.  The main point I took form it is that we need to be wise in use of amendments so we do not just flush them down the stream un-naturally.  I say un-naturally since there is a natural way nutrients move from place to place as God designed so we also do not want to inhibit that.  Thanks again to Nancy for pointing this out.  I intended to delete the link but I left it as it is a good example how we have to read carefully as often the main point gets lost and agendas get forced to the front – such is the case here I think.  Hey we all have agendas but lets be up front about them – Maybe titling it “Phosphorous an Population Control” may have been better.

More from Scott as he talks to John Moody, a fellow Kentuckian, about worm farming

Neonicotinoids Reduce Bees Ability to Lay Eggs

Podcast with Joel Salatin: War Stories from the Local Food Front 

Episode 6 of the Edwardian Farm

Gardeners’ World 2017 – Episode 6 – Part 1 (April 14, 2017)

Gardeners’ World 2017 – Episode 6 – Part 2 (April 21, 2017)

Redeeming the Dirt: Tips to Gardeners to Survive the Summer Heat

Comments

  1. Nancy says:

    Sorry to see that Acres USA published that article on phosphorus. Industrial ag mindset and the tired old argument of overpopulation. Of course she takes comfort in knowing the solution is educating women so they will know to use birth control after they become enlightened.

  2. Tony says:

    Nancy:

    My bad as I was in a hurry and only read about the first 1/2 or so and thought the idea of looking at phosphorous was a good thing but neglected to complete the article. Did not realize they went the direction they did but I guess I am not surprised. I am adding an update to the link to comment on it. Thanks for the comment as I usually read everything but once in a while I get in a hurry and do not do as good a job as I should.

    Thanks again.

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