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sustainable food – people per acre of food

permies.com http veganicpermaculture.com How many acres does it take to sustainably feed one person when there are no other inputs. No manure, no compost, no animal feed, no fertilizers …. Helen Atthowe shares her experiences of growing enough food to cover 75% of her own food needs plus enough to sell at the farmers market. Based on years of experience, she attempts to estimate how many acres she would need to feed herself if she has to grow her own fertilizers. Helen's perspective is dominantly rural. Norris Thomlinson and Tulsey Latoski have carefully measured the production of food from their urban lot. They have optimized the food production a lot, and have some ideas on how to optimize it more. The also compare their initial expectations to the results they experienced. Relevant threads at permies www.permies.com www.permies.com www.permies.com www.permies.com music by Jimmy Pardo
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Update from The Backyard Farmer- bees again, tumbling composter, and worm refuge

thebackyardfarmer.org This weeks video is showing what has been going on with the tumbling composter, the worm refuge, and the roll over worm bin.
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Christmas tree mat – frugal way to keep mud out

www.permies.com A use for the Christmas tree after Christmas. A mat for just outside your door. Or maybe for paths. Excellent for keeping the mud and other barn gick out of your house. Also helps with traction on slippery days. Not just frugal, but free! Monica from At Wits End Homestead is our how-to tour guide with this quick video. She points out that this is a Finnish custom – her husband is from Finland. It doesn't have to be Christmas trees. It can be any conifer branches. Wipe your feet in the winter, and then the branches break down to feed the soil in spring. music by Jimmy Pardo
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