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On Milkwood.net today we're chatting with none other than JM Fortier - farmer, author of the much-loved book The Market Gardener, and the kind of guy who wants EVERYONE who wants to learn how to grow great veggies for their community. Which is fine by us.
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To help take growers or would-be growers that one step closer towards this goal of local food systems provisioned by local farmers, JM is hosting a free crop-planning webinar! The details of how to join up, plus a host of other thoughts on farming, hardship, joy and of course surfing, are in the interview. You can read it by clicking on the link in our profile today. Enjoy! .
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#growbetternotbigger #smallfarmersfeedtheworld #localfoodsystems #organicmarketgardening #regenerativeagriculture
14 1,065 2 weeks ago
On milkwood.net today we're chatting with none other than jm fortier - farmer, author of the much-loved book the market gardener, and the kind of guy who wants everyone who wants to learn how to grow great veggies for their community. which is fine by us.
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to help take growers or would-be growers that one step closer towards this goal of local food systems provisioned by local farmers, jm is hosting a free crop-planning webinar! the details of how to join up, plus a host of other thoughts on farming, hardship, joy and of course surfing, are in the interview. you can read it by clicking on the link in our profile today. enjoy! .
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#growbetternotbigger #smallfarmersfeedtheworld #localfoodsystems #organicmarketgardening #regenerativeagriculture
Improve your Holistic Land Management using these 3 simple tips!

#holisticmanagement #farming #ranching #agriculture #regenerativeagriculture
4 103 3 days ago
Improve your holistic land management using these 3 simple tips!

#holisticmanagement #farming #ranching #agriculture #regenerativeagriculture
Egg-mobile magic at @mountgnomonfarm ... modelled on the classic design developed by Joel Salatin in Virginia, some 25+ years ago now...
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It's gorgeous, it's mobile, it houses laying hens happily, and is a classic design of the small farm scene. So good to see one in Tasmania, a world away from @polyfacefarm in the Shenandoah Valley... ❤️ 🐓 .
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#smallfarmsfeedtheworld #pasturedeggs #eggmobile #localfood #regenerativeagriculture
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Egg-mobile magic at @mountgnomonfarm ... modelled on the classic design developed by joel salatin in virginia, some 25+ years ago now...
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it's gorgeous, it's mobile, it houses laying hens happily, and is a classic design of the small farm scene. so good to see one in tasmania, a world away from @polyfacefarm in the shenandoah valley... ❤️ 🐓 .
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#smallfarmsfeedtheworld #pasturedeggs #eggmobile #localfood #regenerativeagriculture
It’s a tragic day when you discover that one of the swarms caught in early Autumn didn’t make it past the first heavy frosts of Winter. I suspect they didn’t build their number up through Autumn to then generate enough warmth at night......😢........any ideas?........#bee #hive #boorowa #sadday #organic #biodynamic #regenerativeagriculture #sustainablefarming #farmlife #whosyourfarmer
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It’s a tragic day when you discover that one of the swarms caught in early autumn didn’t make it past the first heavy frosts of winter. i suspect they didn’t build their number up through autumn to then generate enough warmth at night......😢........any ideas?........#bee #hive #boorowa #sadday #organic #biodynamic #regenerativeagriculture #sustainablefarming #farmlife #whosyourfarmer
Yesterday was the first day of our Carbon Science: Carbon Culture workshop at The living Classroom.  The morning began with some emergency digging as we discovered our Kon Ticki biochar kiln was not the correct shape to create optimum carbon sequestration!  #AFS #artistfarmerscientist #thelivingclassroom #biochar #regenerativeagriculture
0 15 11 hours ago
Yesterday was the first day of our carbon science: carbon culture workshop at the living classroom. the morning began with some emergency digging as we discovered our kon ticki biochar kiln was not the correct shape to create optimum carbon sequestration! #afs #artistfarmerscientist #thelivingclassroom #biochar #regenerativeagriculture
Minimum till sweet corn coming soon.  Jay is rolling and crimping the rye & vetch.  #roxburyfarmcsa #organicfarming #regenerativeagriculture
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Minimum till sweet corn coming soon. jay is rolling and crimping the rye & vetch. #roxburyfarmcsa #organicfarming #regenerativeagriculture
A five-year study from @michiganstateu shows that regenerative grazing practices resulted in significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

#holisticmanagement #farming #ranching #agriculture #regenerativeagriculture
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A five-year study from @michiganstateu shows that regenerative grazing practices resulted in significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

#holisticmanagement #farming #ranching #agriculture #regenerativeagriculture
💃🏼👩🏼‍🌾💃🏼 Oh, just DANCIN’ over here because our entire Essential Collection is available for pre-order in our shop! For a LIMITED time (Until June 30th!) you can pre-order these Brigit Overalls (or any other garment) for an August delivery, so make sure all the Lady Farmers in your life know about it! Our collection is designed to be wearable and workable, yet elevated - from the materials to the construction, every bit of our process celebrates a healthier way of doing things. Regenerative clothes are the future! 👊🏽✨🌿👩🏼‍🌾 #sustainablefashion #regenerativeagriculture #ladyfarmer #overalls | @heygouter
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💃🏼👩🏼‍🌾💃🏼 oh, just dancin’ over here because our entire essential collection is available for pre-order in our shop! for a limited time (until june 30th!) you can pre-order these brigit overalls (or any other garment) for an august delivery, so make sure all the lady farmers in your life know about it! our collection is designed to be wearable and workable, yet elevated - from the materials to the construction, every bit of our process celebrates a healthier way of doing things. regenerative clothes are the future! 👊🏽✨🌿👩🏼‍🌾 #sustainablefashion #regenerativeagriculture #ladyfarmer #overalls | @heygouter

@victorjbarahona

victorjbarahona
Una semana de descanso con mi familia, y algo de tiempo para leer relajadamente sobre los temas que me interesan. .
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One week to rest with my family and some time to read and relax myself with themes of my interest.
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#urbanfarming #agriculturaurbana #joelsalatin #verticalfarming #regenerativeagriculture #permaculture
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Una semana de descanso con mi familia, y algo de tiempo para leer relajadamente sobre los temas que me interesan. .
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one week to rest with my family and some time to read and relax myself with themes of my interest.
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#urbanfarming #agriculturaurbana #joelsalatin #verticalfarming #regenerativeagriculture #permaculture

@maryannethomasmp

maryannethomasmp
Fabulous gathering of artisinal producers tonight in Daylesford. Opportunities, challenges and ideas on how to invest our $2 million support fund. Thanks to @spadetoblade for the delicious meal. #artisinal #artisinalproducts #farming #ethical #organic #spadetoblade #paddocktoplate #ag #agvic #regenerativeagriculture #regenerative
0 10 35 minutes ago
Fabulous gathering of artisinal producers tonight in daylesford. opportunities, challenges and ideas on how to invest our $2 million support fund. thanks to @spadetoblade for the delicious meal. #artisinal #artisinalproducts #farming #ethical #organic #spadetoblade #paddocktoplate #ag #agvic #regenerativeagriculture #regenerative

@goolcoolafarm

goolcoolafarm
A local who keeps an eye on things....I think he might have had a few of our girls until we put a couple of boys out with them #goolcoolafarm #luskintyre #huntervalley #freerangeeggs #regenerativeagriculture #sustainablefarming #livingwithnature
0 4 36 minutes ago
A local who keeps an eye on things....i think he might have had a few of our girls until we put a couple of boys out with them #goolcoolafarm #luskintyre #huntervalley #freerangeeggs #regenerativeagriculture #sustainablefarming #livingwithnature

@charliearnott1

charliearnott1
It’s a tragic day when you discover that one of the swarms caught in early Autumn didn’t make it past the first heavy frosts of Winter. I suspect they didn’t build their number up through Autumn to then generate enough warmth at night......😢........any ideas?........#bee #hive #boorowa #sadday #organic #biodynamic #regenerativeagriculture #sustainablefarming #farmlife #whosyourfarmer
8 25 59 minutes ago
It’s a tragic day when you discover that one of the swarms caught in early autumn didn’t make it past the first heavy frosts of winter. i suspect they didn’t build their number up through autumn to then generate enough warmth at night......😢........any ideas?........#bee #hive #boorowa #sadday #organic #biodynamic #regenerativeagriculture #sustainablefarming #farmlife #whosyourfarmer

@sendalu.permaculture

sendalu.permaculture
Last week we left our garden for one week and went to Mount Bromo with our family. Somehow, we still ended up in a vegetable field. It was nice to see a place with such rich soil: crumbly, soft, grey soil from volcanic ash. The farmers plant a lot of potatoes  and it's good to  see  this lush potato leaves compare to our barely surviving potato in the garden. And we took a lot of flower seeds, (they grew flower everywhere, including on the edges of the field) and some dried flowers for the seeds.
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#roadtopermaculture #permaculture #agriculture #growyourownfood #regenerativeagriculture #regenerativefarming #mulch #openpollinatedseed #plantsmakepeoplehappy #sendalu #travel #sendalupermaculture #fujifilm_id #fujix10
0 24 1 hour ago
Last week we left our garden for one week and went to mount bromo with our family. somehow, we still ended up in a vegetable field. it was nice to see a place with such rich soil: crumbly, soft, grey soil from volcanic ash. the farmers plant a lot of potatoes and it's good to see this lush potato leaves compare to our barely surviving potato in the garden. and we took a lot of flower seeds, (they grew flower everywhere, including on the edges of the field) and some dried flowers for the seeds.
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#roadtopermaculture #permaculture #agriculture #growyourownfood #regenerativeagriculture #regenerativefarming #mulch #openpollinatedseed #plantsmakepeoplehappy #sendalu #travel #sendalupermaculture #fujifilm_id #fujix10

@kandangafarmstore

kandangafarmstore
Happiness is..... knowing our cattle have full bellies. With winter comes much slower grass growth. The grass you go into winter with may be all that you will have for 3, 4 maybe 5 months. If you don’t want to supplementary feed then you may have to lighten stock numbers and it’s always better (for your animals, your pastures and for you) to do that before you are forced to.
Our organic #K2BEEF is from 100% grass fed animals (no grain, ever) so planning for winter is especially important. This year we planted #leucaena which, once established, is an excellent perennial fodder shrub and being a legume it also puts nitrogen back into the soil. It’ll be next winter before we see the benefits of this so in the meantime we have reduced numbers and slowed our paddock rotations.
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Happiness is..... knowing our cattle have full bellies. with winter comes much slower grass growth. the grass you go into winter with may be all that you will have for 3, 4 maybe 5 months. if you don’t want to supplementary feed then you may have to lighten stock numbers and it’s always better (for your animals, your pastures and for you) to do that before you are forced to.
our organic #k2beef is from 100% grass fed animals (no grain, ever) so planning for winter is especially important. this year we planted #leucaena which, once established, is an excellent perennial fodder shrub and being a legume it also puts nitrogen back into the soil. it’ll be next winter before we see the benefits of this so in the meantime we have reduced numbers and slowed our paddock rotations.

@we_love_agriculture_ig

we_love_agriculture_ig
Gestern kam der Fendt 500er Vario von dem lieben @die_simufreunde Pejay und @ahranmodding raus ! 😜❤️ Downloadlink in der Beschreibung !👍
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Gestern kam der fendt 500er vario von dem lieben @die_simufreunde pejay und @ahranmodding raus ! 😜❤️ downloadlink in der beschreibung !👍
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@holamadregathering

holamadregathering
My partner and I have been doing some traveling this summer, visiting friends farms and having inspiring conversations on community building, food sovereignty, seeds, farm entities..... It's obvious how the antiquated, patriarchal models have failed. The old top down pyramid structure is based on master/slave relations making it impossible to engage in fair and reciprocal collaborations. Hence the emerging movement of dynamic governance, where every member of an organization has a seat at the table and everyone's  voice matters. It is completely possible to engage in commerce using our individual gifts while still making decisions together as a whole, thus shifting our individuated ego mentality to a hive mentality where we move in unison as one organism.  Farms are the way forward, caring for people and the land, health and regeneration for the healing of the nations 🌿✊🏽🌿
Looking forward deepening in these conversation with dirty fingernails and receptive hearts. 
See you on the land!
Centehua 🌱🐍🌱
#holamadregathering #permaculture #biodynamicfarming #regenerativeagriculture #sociocracy #dynamicgovernance #organize #resilient #communities #thefutureisgreen #getyourhandsdirty #growfood #growmedicine #healing
1 19 3 hours ago
My partner and i have been doing some traveling this summer, visiting friends farms and having inspiring conversations on community building, food sovereignty, seeds, farm entities..... it's obvious how the antiquated, patriarchal models have failed. the old top down pyramid structure is based on master/slave relations making it impossible to engage in fair and reciprocal collaborations. hence the emerging movement of dynamic governance, where every member of an organization has a seat at the table and everyone's voice matters. it is completely possible to engage in commerce using our individual gifts while still making decisions together as a whole, thus shifting our individuated ego mentality to a hive mentality where we move in unison as one organism. farms are the way forward, caring for people and the land, health and regeneration for the healing of the nations 🌿✊🏽🌿
looking forward deepening in these conversation with dirty fingernails and receptive hearts.
see you on the land!
centehua 🌱🐍🌱
#holamadregathering #permaculture #biodynamicfarming #regenerativeagriculture #sociocracy #dynamicgovernance #organize #resilient #communities #thefutureisgreen #getyourhandsdirty #growfood #growmedicine #healing

@farmermaxkenya

farmermaxkenya
Batch No. 5 arrived this morning. #regenerativeagriculture #pasturedpoultry
0 17 4 hours ago
Batch no. 5 arrived this morning. #regenerativeagriculture #pasturedpoultry

@raymondedeux

raymondedeux
These finger sized holes in cow droppings are a sure sign of dung beetle - bubas bison - hard at work. I get double value from the hay I feed the stock. What they don't digest the beetles bury under ground for their eggs to hatch in. Love nature.
#dungbeetles #regenerativeagriculture #happyhealthyhumaneag
2 15 4 hours ago
These finger sized holes in cow droppings are a sure sign of dung beetle - bubas bison - hard at work. i get double value from the hay i feed the stock. what they don't digest the beetles bury under ground for their eggs to hatch in. love nature.
#dungbeetles #regenerativeagriculture #happyhealthyhumaneag

@grannyskills

grannyskills
Just finished reading the manual to our new Farm @aristidahomestead ~ To say I am overwhelmed is an understatement. Living off the grid in a straw bale, truly sustainable home means many, many things to learn and many jobs each day. Gathering fire wood, lighting a fire, checking the solar and batteries are charged, emptying the grease trap and waste water regularly as well as the composting toilet, pumping water from dams to the house, mowing the lawns, checking on sheep, pruning our orchard ~ Just some of the things. I am in for a journey and hats off to all of you out there living this way, trying to live this way, teaching people to live this way I am in awe and can’t wait to learn from you all! It’s an honour to take over this farm from Dez and Lesley who spent 20 years building a home, planting a forest and building healthy soil. Here’s to our legacy, what we leave behind is so important. 🙏🏼💚🌱 .
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#regenerativeagriculture #agriculture #nextgeneration #forest #farmlife #farmer #cook #ecolife #slowliving #learning
7 158 5 hours ago
Just finished reading the manual to our new farm @aristidahomestead ~ to say i am overwhelmed is an understatement. living off the grid in a straw bale, truly sustainable home means many, many things to learn and many jobs each day. gathering fire wood, lighting a fire, checking the solar and batteries are charged, emptying the grease trap and waste water regularly as well as the composting toilet, pumping water from dams to the house, mowing the lawns, checking on sheep, pruning our orchard ~ just some of the things. i am in for a journey and hats off to all of you out there living this way, trying to live this way, teaching people to live this way i am in awe and can’t wait to learn from you all! it’s an honour to take over this farm from dez and lesley who spent 20 years building a home, planting a forest and building healthy soil. here’s to our legacy, what we leave behind is so important. 🙏🏼💚🌱 .
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#regenerativeagriculture #agriculture #nextgeneration #forest #farmlife #farmer #cook #ecolife #slowliving #learning

@farmer.mike.ellis

farmer.mike.ellis
There are very few situations that would make me compromise on my day of rest but this is one. Our tall fescue has just sprouted and is at a very vulnerable stage of life. On top of that our soil is extremely dry and in this case we do have the ability to irrigate on this field. Given how long it takes us to get across the field, the vulnerable stage of growth of our crop, and how dry the soil is we had to keep moving the irrigation and sacrifice an hour out of our day of rest. Here’s hoping all of you were able to get a full day of rest today.
1 9 5 hours ago
There are very few situations that would make me compromise on my day of rest but this is one. our tall fescue has just sprouted and is at a very vulnerable stage of life. on top of that our soil is extremely dry and in this case we do have the ability to irrigate on this field. given how long it takes us to get across the field, the vulnerable stage of growth of our crop, and how dry the soil is we had to keep moving the irrigation and sacrifice an hour out of our day of rest. here’s hoping all of you were able to get a full day of rest today.

@downtoearthph

downtoearthph
New member of our farm. In a living  biodynamic farm cows complete the nutrient cycle and are raised  to provide plants with valuable manure we use to make biodynamic preparations and compost. Meat and milk is more of a by product. #downtoearthph #realfoodrealfarmers #biodynamic #regenerativeagriculture #soiltotable #grassfedbeef #proudlylocal #paleo #keto
0 39 5 hours ago
New member of our farm. in a living biodynamic farm cows complete the nutrient cycle and are raised to provide plants with valuable manure we use to make biodynamic preparations and compost. meat and milk is more of a by product. #downtoearthph #realfoodrealfarmers #biodynamic #regenerativeagriculture #soiltotable #grassfedbeef #proudlylocal #paleo #keto

@dragonfly_farms

dragonfly_farms
I’m trying a propane torch to replace weedeating under the electric fence. We do not spray herbicides. Some of the plants responded in seconds by beginning to change color. Not trying to kill it all, just stunt the growth, knock it back a bit. 
But this video looks like some fool trying to show off right before he drives into the pond by mistake. I’m driving the gator and using the torch And then I decide I should film this too. I’m glad I didn’t light the gator on fire or drive into a fence. 
#grassfed #beef #virginia #regenerativeagriculture #grazing #fire #burningweeds
0 9 6 hours ago
I’m trying a propane torch to replace weedeating under the electric fence. we do not spray herbicides. some of the plants responded in seconds by beginning to change color. not trying to k**l it all, just stunt the growth, knock it back a bit.
but this video looks like some fool trying to show off right before he drives into the pond by mistake. i’m driving the gator and using the torch and then i decide i should film this too. i’m glad i didn’t light the gator on fire or drive into a fence.
#grassfed #beef #virginia #regenerativeagriculture #grazing #fire #burningweeds

@mastodonfarm

mastodonfarm
Studying up on grazing science while out with the goats 🍀🐐 Soil degradation is such a crisis for the future of our food supply, I am completely sold on the idea of using managed livestock grazing to improve soil and build back topsoil. We have started implementing this management style with the cattle pasture and it is so much more complicated than I ever would have imagined! Kicking myself for not taking that soil science class back in college 😒😒
#regenerativeagriculture #savethesoil #topsoil #pasture #pasturemanagement #pastureraised
1 9 6 hours ago
Studying up on grazing science while out with the goats 🍀🐐 soil degradation is such a crisis for the future of our food supply, i am completely sold on the idea of using managed livestock grazing to improve soil and build back topsoil. we have started implementing this management style with the cattle pasture and it is so much more complicated than i ever would have imagined! kicking myself for not taking that soil science class back in college 😒😒
#regenerativeagriculture #savethesoil #topsoil #pasture #pasturemanagement #pastureraised