Healing the land

Permaculture on the Farm: Lessons of Resilience

I didn’t know how much my annual plants would like to be nestled between established perennials, elders who hold the soil firm and strong around them while they establish their young roots. Plants like to be on contour so they can soak up all the water they desire. They need a system that is designed for them to survive and thrive… and not suffer or get sick.

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From a Garden in a Box to a Permaculture Farm in India: One Woman’s Story

It was a moment of Déjà vu. Only, this time it wasn’t the voice of Aaji, my grandmother, telling me excitedly that we could use the broken shelf as a vegetable bed on the terrace of the block of apartments we all lived in, a family of six then, in a one bedroom apartment in the concrete jungle of Mumbai, in India.

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How to Build a Mason Bee House and Bring More Pollinators to Your Garden [In Photos]

Creating a natural habitat for bees and other pollinators is an aspect to gardening that we can cultivate. Increasing pollinator gardens and landscapes will help bees, butterflies, bats and many other species. You don’t need a lot of space to grow a pollinator garden, even pots of flowers and herbs can grow on a balcony. If you have space consider growing hedgerows of pollinator plants around your vegetable garden

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Stories of Women Who Farm

Women Who Farm Resource Directory Farm and Garden Resources Join our Resource Directory Farm Finder Global Farm Finder List Your Farm Articles Market Place Contact Us Stories of Women Who Farm Click on a picture to see the farmer’s story. Emily Yarra of Brightside Produce, Australia, “In this photograph I am 9 months pregnant and…

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How I Met My Green Family

Women Who Farm Resource Directory Farm and Garden Resources Join our Resource Directory Farm Finder Global Farm Finder List Your Farm Articles Market Place Contact Us How I Met My Green Family  The land was very different when I was young. The methods of farming were gentler then, as industrial farming hadn’t yet been completely…

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From City Life to Living in the Back Country With No Power: Why I Choose To Live Off Grid

As we’ve gone more and more off the grid at our farm, we’ve found that time has opened up in new ways. We spend less time tending technology and more time living our lives. Our bodies also feel more attuned to the days, as when the light begins to fail, we shut down our electronics and light the candles, allowing our bodies’ rhythms to naturally slow toward sleep. Most of all, living off the grid has taken away a fear we didn’t really know we had until we made the jump: can we have a decent quality of life without someone else controlling the power? The answer is yes.

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We are the Land – Women Who Farm

Women Who Farm Resource Directory Farm and Garden Resources Join our Resource Directory Farm Finder Global Farm Finder List Your Farm Articles Market Place Contact Us We Are The Land Women and the land are inextricably linked. As above, so below. We are simply a mirror image of each other, the land and us. That…

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