Love of 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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Gardening Through Grief

Our love started like a fairy tale. I met my late husband in 2006 and it was love at first sight. We would spend ten years together, and have six sons in that time period. We both shared a love of nature, and had every intention of gardening and starting a farm. Plans changed when he became ill and our focus shifted to taking care of him more. Even though he was sick, he would muster up the energy to prepare the yard for gardening, he even planted the cilantro that is growing like crazy right now in the yard.

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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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Three Times A Day, You Need A Farmer

These statistic shows that women are powerfully needed in many of the issues our world faces today. When we have secure land rights, and own our farming business, we can drive communities out of food deserts and empower ourselves within our household and community.

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Top Three Guiding Principles to No-Till, Organic Growing

Women Who Farm Resource Directory Farm and Garden Resources Join our Resource Directory Farm Finder Global Farm Finder List Your Farm Articles Market Place More Promote With Us Contact Us Top Three Guiding Principles to Organic, No-Till Farming When I first started farming, my husband and I were hoping to till an old horse pasture.…

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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 More Promote With Us 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…

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From Computer Tech to Homesteader: Why I Choose to 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 More Promote With Us Contact Us From Computer Tech to Homesteader: Why I Choose to Farm I’ve gotten told by more than a few folks in the last couple weeks that…

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