Through study, design, and implementation, we are capable of setting up food systems that mimic nature's flow, are easy to manage, work on nature's renewable engine, and house closed fertility loops that increase overall sustainability. "Making" these places where nature and production meet offer many rewards both felt on an individual/spiritual growth curve and on the greater community that have access to fresh food and experiences within nature's matrix. Darby Weaver shares with us about these fascinating systems in her presentation.
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Kaiseki On A Farm
BY RONIN COOKING BRIAN & AMANDA LIGHT
@ VOL 3
ON JUN 02, 2015
Ronin Cooking is a husband/wife team providing Full Moon Dinners and special events at their farm, with meats & vegetables sourced from local Texas farmers/ranchers/fisherman, all prepared out of an old barn they converted into a commercial kitchen.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Jul 23rd, 2015.
BY TRUSHA GOVENDER
@ VOL 11
ON JUN 12, 2014
Organic farmer Rob Simmons belives that organic can feed the world, not the economic system, and the small scale organic farming is the way to go. Human scale system is more efficient than a big mechanised scale farm in many ways and very rewarding.
Design-Build Education: Creating a New Education Center for Beardsley Community Farm
BY JENNIFER AKERMAN
@ VOL 16
ON AUG 06, 2015
Presented with Bud Archer and Bailey Green.
Students and faculty from the University of Tennessee’s College of Architecture and Design will present on the benefits of design-build education as illustrated by an innovative new building being created for Beardsley Community Farm in Knoxville—a non-profit urban demonstration farm promoting food security and sustainable agriculture. Design-build education through architectural design courses at UT enabled making a building that reinforces Beardsley’s mission. The new structure will operate as a teaching tool helping farm staff and volunteers more effectively engage the public about the benefits of local sustainable farming. It also creates significant public spaces for the benefit of the community at large.
Common Roots Urban Farm
BY JAYME MELROSE
@ VOL 20
ON JUN 17, 2016
Jayme Melrose wants to see the plants reign victorious, conquering concrete with food, beauty and biodiversity Raised feral in the forest of northern BC, she studied ecological horticulture and permaculture at Linnaea Farm School on Cortes Island, BC., followed that with a Bachelor of Community Design from Dalhousie. She is currently the Project Coordinator & Flower Farmer at Common Roots Urban Farm, where she's been working too hard since 2012!
Living on a farm in Washington state
BY ANNIKA THERON
@ VOL 44
ON JUL 04, 2017
Annika Theron will share the story of how she was living in a tent on a farm for about five months with no water or electricity being faced with solving daily farming-related challenges. Becoming removed from conventional society, allowed her to appreciate time to truly LIVE on a day-to-day basis.