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  1. 2018-11-08 Turning waste into wealth sounds too good to be true, but many worm farmers are finding that vermicomposting is a reliable way to do just that. Vermicast―a biologically active, nutrient-rich mix of earthworm castings and decomposed organic matter―sells for $400 or more per cubic yard. Compare...  
  2. 2018-10-20 Poverty and food insecurity plague many countries in sub-Saharan Africa; this includes Uganda. To increase farmer’s adaptive capacity and to increase their resilience to climate change and variability, in situ rainwater harvesting technologies and practices were promoted in the greater Masaka...  
  3. 2018-10-20 Abstract/Description Like many smallholder farmers in Africa, the farming families of southern Ethiopia are facing three major challenges: the need to intensify and diversify their farm production, on very small areas, in a context of high population growth. In these rural areas, given the...  
  4. 2018-10-11 Gabe Brown didn't set out to change the world when he first started farming, but after a series of crop failures threatened his livelihood, he started making bold changes that led him and his family on an amazing journey into a new type of farming: regenerative agriculture. Dirt to Soil shares...  
  5. 2018-10-07 Many middle- and low-income countries are experiencing rapid urbanization, which creates a need for services, including sanitation. While some areas in some towns and cities are sewered, most people, especially the urban poor, continue to use various forms of on-site sanitation. These require...  
  6. 2018-09-26 Since its original publication in 1989,The New Organic Growerhas been one of the most influential farming books available. In this revised and updated 30th anniversary edition, pioneering farmer Eliot Coleman returns to his seminal book that launched the organic revolution and inspired a...  
  7. 2018-09-18 John Tickell, one of America's most celebrated documentary filmmakers and director ofFuel, has declared most of his life to saving the environment. Now, inKiss the Ground,he explains an incredible truth: through a soil-nourishing diet, each of us can help reverse global warming. As we harvest...  
  8. 2018-09-04 It's never too early to get an A+ in botany! Here's a fun new board book series that introduces a wide array of nonfiction subjects to babies and toddlers.
     
  9. 2018-07-27 This is the fascinating story of amaranth, a crop from the ancient past that is being resurrected as a modern, nutritious, gluten-free food. First used over 6,000 years ago, amaranth reached its peak of popularity in the time of the Aztec empire in the early 1500s. After the arrival of Cortez and...  
  10. 2018-07-26 Community food forests are rapidly emerging across the United States as part of local movements promoting food literacy and community building. Fueled by the popularity of permaculture and agro-ecology, these food forests are capturing the imagination of people in neighborhoods, towns, and cities...