Video Source: VICE News via YouTube, 21 Mar 2021
Video About In Colorado’s San Luis Valley, worsening drought is causing farmers to face the prospect of losing their livelihoods. Two potato and barley farmers are placing their bets on a drought-tolerant crop—industrial hemp. Shannon Wright and his son-in-law Dion Oakes share a common dream: to pass their generational farm down to their kids and… Continue reading Reviving a Hemp Industry in Colorado – An Initiative by Hemp Fortex and Patagonia
Introduction Iowa City is a great place to discover inspiring examples of regenerative agriculture. This page offers a few examples, with a personal story at the bottom of the page about a local urban garden. This list of resources is in alphabetical order. Excerpts and links with more details are provided. Backyard Abundance “We envision… Continue reading Regenerative Agriculture Resources in the Iowa City Area
This video from VICE News examines how big-ag corporate factory farms create conditions that could incubate and spread the next big pandemic virus. (VICE News, 11 Dec 2020) At 5m 19s in the video, VICE News describes the NPPC as the National Pig Producers Council. It is actually the National Pork Producers Council. VICE News… Continue reading DOCUMENTARY: The Next Pandemic Could Come From an American Factory Farm (VICE News, 11 Dec 2020)
Bill Lee is most notably known through his public service as Governor of Tennessee. His winning campaign was based on civility, respect, and focusing on what he would offer as governor by bringing a unique multi-generational agricultural farming background to leadership. His leadership has been transformational, impactful, and resulted in exemplary solutions for other states… Continue reading Bill Lee – Reference Page
PART 1: Big Agriculture Is Broken Growing food and fiber with industrial techniques has devastated our climate. Conventional agriculture contributes up to 25% of the emissions driving the climate crisis. But there’s another way. Regenerative Organic methods can build healthy soil which helps draw carbon back in the ground. Part 2: Soil Is the Solution… Continue reading Regenerative Organic Agriculture and Farming – Patagonia Documentary
In 1991, the people of Cuba had to quickly embrace some sustainability initiatives that were necessary for survival at a time of great economic crisis which continued for about 9 years. This became known as the “Special Period” or Período Especial. These initiatives impacted housing, transportation, healthcare, agriculture, education, commerce, and other areas of life.… Continue reading The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil
Farming Misconceptions There’s an ongoing misconception that farming is easy work that doesn’t require much intelligence: “Just plant seeds in the ground and the corn comes up.” In reality, farming is a lot more complicated and demanding than most people believe. The comments below by Michael Bloomberg are an example of the misconceptions that many… Continue reading Yeah, farming is easy. Just become an expert in these 7 disciplines.
When a brand new John Deere tractors breaks down, you need a computer to fix it. When a John Deere tractor manufactured in 1979 breaks down, you can repair it yourself or buy another old John Deere tractor. Farming equipment—like televisions, cars, and even toothbrushes—now often comes saddled with a computer. VICE News, 7 Jan 2020.… Continue reading Farmers Are Buying 40-Year-Old Tractors Because They’re Repairable
China is one of the most wealthy and technologically advanced countries in the world. Yet, when it comes to irrigating desert regions, an ingenious indigenous irrigation system continues to be the most practical and effective solution. “The Karez is a modern-day engineering marvel and a prime example of a native people working with, not against,… Continue reading This Ingenious System Brings Water to the Chinese Desert
Located in the arctic circle, The Global Seed Vault isn’t simply just a large storage facility for seeds from around the world. The vault is protecting the world’s agricultural genetic diversity and protecting our future food supply in case of catastrophe. Video posted to YouTube on 11 Nov 2016.
About “When Elon Musk’s brother, Kimbal, raffled off his own Model 3 Tesla this week, he raised more than $2 million for his non-profit group Big Green. The younger Musk has been working to increase food literacy among the nation’s school kids and to increase access to fresh, wholesome food for people everywhere. Barry Petersen… Continue reading Vertical Urban Farms: Fit 2 Acres of Farmland in 320 Square Feet – Kimbal Musk