Folks, it ain’t normal to rely on unsustainable, inhumane industrial food. It’s time to return to normal, seasonal eating and local food from time-tested farming methods.
Will Allen (right) shows off rich vermicompost to students at Growing Power in Milwaukee. Allen modeled his system after nature, and the only input from outside the garden is kitchen waste.
A garden in Philadelphia puts formerly unused space to work growing food.
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Rooftop gardens make good use of empty space.
Growing food and flowers in waste space is an old custom we should revive.
Why grow grass in your front yard when you can grow food for yourself and your neighbors?
A rooftop garden at South Bank Centre in London puts dead space to work.
Growing Power chickens scratch up compost, helping it decompose.
Joel Salatin is a third-generation family farmer in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.
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From farmer Joel Salatin’s point of view, life in the 21st century just ain’t normal. In “Folks, This Ain’t Normal,” he discusses how far removed we are from the simple, sustainable joy that comes from living close to the land and the people we love.