Teaching Manual On Organic Farming And Gardening

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I found this “resource for instructors” when browsing the net and thought it would be useful for all, teacher or not. The document is 700 pages long so I’ve not had a chance to review it all yet but it’s an outstanding free resource, it also proives a good structure for those to test their knowledge on organic growing. They are also pointpoint presentations and videos on the link below so be sure to check those free resources out too.

“This manual is revolutionary, because of how dominant the chemical- and resource-intensive paradigmfor growing plants has become. As the world population grows and our climate changes, agricultural and food systems are ever more stressed and will be so for years to come. Diversified farming systems employing the techniques described in this manual absolutely can feed the world, as many studies continue to prove. If the future of food and agriculture is at all sustainable and just, it is far more likely to employ the methods in this manual than so-called conventional agricultural techniques. But perhaps most important for you, our readers, this manual is useful because it works. The practices described here can be employed in a variety of climates, soils, and educational settings. The information on soil science provides a solid grounding for the practices described, and the units on social and environmental issues offer a broader context for those interested in sustainable agriculture.”

LINK: http://casfs.ucsc.edu/about/publications/Teaching-Organic-Farming/index.html
EBOOK: http://casfs.ucsc.edu/about/publications/Teaching-Organic-Farming/PDF-downloads/TOFG-all.pdf
DIRECT DOWNLOAD: https://planetpermaculture.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/teaching_organic_farming_pdf.pdf

Survival: Highgrove – Natures Kingdom

The first (1993) in-depth television examination of Prince Charles work on his estate at Highgrove in Gloucestershire, it particularly concentrates on the wildlife he has there I found. Cameraman Maurice Tibbles spent 18 months filming the story through the changing seasons and focuses on the Princes commitment to organic farming and conservation.

I liked this look into all wild life and their systems on an organic farm, a side you don’t always get to see in agricultural and horticultural documentaries. People seemed to like previous posts I made regarding a look at Highgrove so thought I’d share this as well.

PermacultureVoices Podcasts

PermacultureVoices Podcasts

This is a fantastic resource of podcasts (audio broadcasts) from Permaculture teachers talking on different Permaculture related subjects.

“A podcast for learners, eco-entrepreneuers, and anyone who wants to make a change in their life, or the world, through permaculture.

Each episode brings you into the world of sustainable agriculture, permaculture, survival Permaculture Voices Podcastpreparedness, and green living. Discover how you can implement different strategies grow healthier food, get off the grid, and become more of a producer than a consumer.

Learn how to make your life more sustainable or how to just get started from people out there actually doing it. You’ll hear from experts and people just like you who are making a go of it and learning as they go.

Each week we talk to farmers, designers, and backyard growers who are following their passion, changing the world, and in some cases making a living with permaculture.

Each episode will give you practical insights and advice that you put into action today.

Sustainable farming, water harvesting, biochar, permaculture, organic gardening, soil building, food forests, nitrogen fixation, back yard chickens, fruit trees, and more strategies to feed your stomach and your soul.

The show is hosted by Diego Footer of the Permaculture Voices Conference.”

  • http://www.permaculturevoices.com/blog-2/podcast-2/