Tag: Agriculture

Environmental impacts of agriculture

Environmental impacts of agriculture

By Micah Moen 0 Comment November 15, 2019

Climate change is one of the critical issues facing the world. 30% of greenhouse gas emissions come from the agriculture food value chain. We have to address that 30%. It has to be farmers, working together with industry, food companies, retailers, government regulators, and NGOs, coming together with different ideas on how do we solve […]

Farmers Protect the Environment

Farmers Protect the Environment

By Micah Moen 0 Comment November 9, 2019

Every time you raise a crop, you’re taking nutrients out of the soil. When we go to apply the manure to our fields, we’re really careful as far as what the soil tests are, what the need is for nutrients. You try to spread manure back where those places are lacking in nutrients so that […]

The great death of insects | DW Documentary (Ecology documentary)
Preparing for Earth’s Sixth Mass Extinction – The Jim Jefferies Show

Preparing for Earth’s Sixth Mass Extinction – The Jim Jefferies Show

By Micah Moen 100 Comments November 7, 2019

If you’re thinking about killing yourself, wait. The Earth might do it for you. Man: Species are vanishing at roughly 100 times the normal rate. In all of Earth’s history, there have only been five mass extinction events, one of which killed the dinosaurs. Now biologists say we are on the verge of the sixth. […]

Desert Food Forest Chop-and-Drop

Desert Food Forest Chop-and-Drop

By Micah Moen 66 Comments November 5, 2019

[Narrator] We need to have a good look at this canopy, because it’s going to change. What we’re going to do with the cooler weather, and a tiny bit of rain last night, we’ve had some good rain already. We’re going to start cutting these trees here. This is Leucaena, there’s a bee actually, feeding […]

An Urban Food Forest and Therapy Garden

An Urban Food Forest and Therapy Garden

By Micah Moen 3 Comments November 4, 2019

– Now we’re going to show you two more case studies, Lana and Angelo. Now they’ve started off as my students, with no previous experience and now I’m very pleased to say, they’re my friends and my colleagues in permaculture. Now if there’s one thing I want you to take away from this video, and […]

Food Forest Fertility

Food Forest Fertility

By Micah Moen 31 Comments November 4, 2019

Well here we are, it’s our last day, of a warm month, on grand permaculture in action internship at the Greening the Desert site in Jordan. And I’m going to take for a little bit of a last minute tour. Let’s have a look. Everybody’s engaged. There’s people still working on irrigation. There’s plenty of […]

The environmental benefits of GMOs

The environmental benefits of GMOs

By Micah Moen 0 Comment October 29, 2019

From the perspective of our farm in Illinois, we have definitely seen our ability to ‘do more with less’ increase. Let me explain: so, for example, we have corn hybrids that can fight off insects all by themselves. That means that we don’t have to be in the fields spraying insecticide. We’ve reduced our pesticide […]

Tropical Permaculture Fruit Forest Feeds Off Grid Family

Tropical Permaculture Fruit Forest Feeds Off Grid Family

By Micah Moen 100 Comments October 28, 2019

Alright! This is John Kohler of Growingyourgreens.com. Today we have another exciting episode for you, and this is super special, exciting episode for you guys because I’ve been waiting literally for years to do this episode at my friend’s place. And this trip to Maui I’m actually doing it for you guys, this is definitely […]

Today’s Forest: Measuring Basal Area

Today’s Forest: Measuring Basal Area

By Micah Moen 3 Comments October 27, 2019

[Music] My name is Skip Smith, and we’re talking about “Today’s Forest” in the Black Hills. When we, as foresters, think think about how we’re going to manage a stand, one of the key elements we need to know is how dense it is, or how crowded it is. It seems straightforward that we just […]