natural farming

The Weekly Watch


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There are many types of growth, economic, personal, plant, and so on. We live on a finite planet but have an economic system based on infinite growth. Something must give... probably both the economic and the environmental systems. I guess we are crisis based creatures, but it sure would be nice to head off the impending collapse before it arrives. I featured Mark Shepard's farm a couple of weeks ago, and here he is again discussing his ideas to transition into sustainable agriculture. (30 min)

Mark is a well-known farmer that specializes in permaculture and perennial agroforestry food systems. He has developed an incredible farm in Wisconsin over the past 26 years, written books, taught and helped farmers around the world.