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Episode 262. Self Reliance ~ How much garden?

This is The ChangeUnderground for the 28th of June 2021.

I’m your host, Jon Moore

Decarbonise the Air, Recarbonise the Soil!

I begin this week with a big shout out to Tara and Kendall. They took advantage of the “Buy Me a Coffee” facility on the website to, not surprisingly, buy me some coffees. I am deeply appreciative of their decision to chip in to help keep this [podcast on the air. If this idea appeals to you there’s a link in the show notes and on worldorganicnews.com. Thanks again Tara and Kendall. Continue reading →

Episode 260. Small Scale Grain Growing

This is The ChangeUnderground for the 13th of June 2021.

I’m your host, Jon Moore

Decarbonise the Air, Recarbonise the Soil!

Fertile Crescent Grains

At first sight this small scale grains seems a non-starter but bear with me.

Now the Fertile Crescent grains and their relatives were selected for with the technology the early farmers had to hand. As their technology developed the seeds were selected to fit the technology. This basically means wheeled vehicles and draught animals. From sowing to harvesting this technology suite affected every aspect of grain production. Seed drills, to combine harvesters and silos all reflect this. Continue reading →