The 2012 Season at Fields Without Fences has begun! Here are a few photos from the muddy shores of the Delaware…
A steady sun shining has us whistling Beatles tunes in the field and thanking our lucky stars!
Our DIY hoop-house complete with 55 gallon water barrels, a foolproof greenhouse table drainage system my Dad made up, and an old exhaust fan from my grandpa’s car shop circa 1964.
(Since this photo was taken both the pac choi and my shadow have gotten taller.)
Some traditional tillage happening…
And a bit of experimentation…
*Deeper* We are implementing some fringe ideas and experimentation on the farm this season to help mitigate the “limitations” of our landscape. I can write in greater detail on both these subjects if anyone is interested in learning about applied Permaculture theory/technique, and the trials and tribulations of wet soil.
Deer fence installation [Insert Fields Without Fences joke].
Da big boss on da big tractor.
But mostly we’ve been getting really fit with these buddies.
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"How to respond to climate change? Take McNally’s ideas, good as far as they go, deeper. He said get to know farmers one climate zone removed, study what and when they are planting and diversify your crops."
The Special Rapporteur presented his new report “Agro-ecology and the right to food” before the UN Human Rights Council. Based on an extensive review of recent scientific literature, the report demonstrates that agroecology, if sufficiently supported, can double food production in entire regions within 10 years while mitigating climate change and alleviating rural poverty.