Episode-119- Start A Revolution At Home With Food Not Lawns
Revolution begins with taking control of my food. America’s biggest export is top soil. Each year America exports through its waterways enough topsoil to fill a train full of box cars that can wrap around the earth 7 times. American lawns and industrial farming make waste of one of our most vital resources. It’s actually a matter of grave national security when you think about it.
What I learned from Food Not Lawns
- Lawns use ten times as many chemicals as industrial farmland.
- American lawns also consume more than 270 billion gallons of water each week.
- How to make plans for recycling grey water or the waste water from washing clothes and dishes.
What’s really good about this book
- Ideas for how to easily incorporate permaculture principles into any home gardening plan.
- Easy to follow plan for building community.
- How to conduct outreach activities for influencing the practices of your neighbors.
Food Not Lawns is a must read for
- Beginning gardeners because it will open minds to the long term vision that will eventually develop.
- Gardeners who want to learn methods for making their gardens more productive while diminishing irrigation and maintenance needs.
- People who want to play an important role in the future of America.
- Music – Blue Devil Plain
- Heather C. Flores
- Gardening – We are making a better life with permaculture in northern Virginia. Turning the home into a homestead and business.
- Wikipedia: Topsoil
- Better Soil
- USDA: Soil Erosion
- 12 Principles of Permaculture
- American lawns use 270 billion gallons of water per week!
- Sepp Holzer’s Educating Permaculture Video Teaches Important Rules
- Episode-62- Design Gardens From Patterns For Beauty And Production
- Episode-27- Grow The Best Tasting Blackberries In Your Backyard
- Get your fruits and perennial vegetables from Nourse Farms
- Planting Times
- Planting Guide
- 2012 Harvests
- 2012 Honey Bees
- 2011 Harvests