Soil
& Farming

What sustains our lives is air and water and the food we eat every day. Yet the last two centuries of the industrial era has neglected the importance of all of us knowing about the rudiments of soil and the growing of food.

This section includes resources to start your own balcony or terrace garden, a bio- diverse natural farm and also using modern methods to grow food without chemicals. It also offers articles and modules on issues concerning food security, sustainable farming, deforestation and afforestation, the problems with various food needs etc,

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Blogs

Natural Pest Control in Organic Farm Systems

Natural Pest Control in Organic Farm Systems

This is a concise summary of the practice of using biological agents like insects as pest control in organic farms. In brief and easy to understand terms, it introduces organic farming, discusses agents for biological control and some pest management strategies. This is a good read for someone who wants a simple overview of natural pest control practices without all the complex scientific terms.

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How weeds help fight climate change

How weeds help fight climate change

Photo by Alok Shenoy By Georgina Kenyon More than 60 years ago, when he was a child, farmer Peter Andrews saw his first dust storm. He still remembers it. “The noise was horrendous,” he says. “We hid in the house waiting for it to pass. The whole sky was dark. And the...

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Trees are the Answer

Trees are the Answer

Women readying saplings at the Tumutumu Nursery in Kenya. Photograph by Ariel Poster An interview with Wangari Maathai Photograph by Martin Crowe For many years, before humanity became aware of the dangers of climate change, Wangari Maathai was advocating the planting...

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Thank the women farmers

Thank the women farmers

The eco-feminine tends to be subtle, dispersed all over and non-monetised. Like Nature, women and their offerings are externalised in the economic system. And exploited. As yet another example of the desperate ‘science’ of Monsanto, it is now being argued that...

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