The Self Sufficient-ish Bible and accompanying Web site offer some universal tips for urban self-sufficiency.
Land rich in biodiversity isn't just more productive than land planted with a single crop. It turns out that increased biodoversity also significantly effects the total "bioenergy" of the land, as well as its carbon footprint.
Here's a recipe for a delectable apple pie made from windfall apples.
While productivity is often the name of the game at large farms, local food, minimal environmental impact and healthy conditions for farm workers also are hot topics today. Yet, our agriculture — and our living — have a greater impact on the environment and the life it supports than these issues alone address.
Last spring, I decided to raise my own free-range turkey for Thanksgiving. Here’s how that project turned out.
Eating locally and responsibly includes a broad spectrum of things. You've visited local farms, seen the cattle grazing in the pasture and maybe even fed the chickens yourself. But this locavore wanted to know what happens between the field and the frying pan.
As modern farms increase production using monoculture crops, the nutritional value of the harvests diminishes, along with the economic stability and self-reliance of the farmers and their local communities.
Collect apples from old homestead trees for the best in flavor for sauce and pies.
For decades environmentalists have been passionate about the cause and, it turns out, we were right. So why have we accomplished so little? Maybe it's the attitude.
Overpopulation and greed are obvious stumbling blocks to conservation efforts, but in the poorest parts of the world conservation is a luxury that simply can't be afforded.
Raising endangered livestock, such as Mulefoot hogs, is good for the farmer as well as the future of heritage breeds.
Draughts alone don't cause desertification, but drought, overgrazing and bad agricultural practices — the results of overpopulation — create more desert land.
Goats are a great way to get rid of weed problems while also reducing the use of chemicals and fossil fuels.
After hitching a ride out of the city on the Slow Food movement, some newcomers to the country look back on their transition decision.