I spent a whirlwind week with Yannik and Delphine at their small farm near Lake Geneva in Switzerland. From harvesting plants and seeds to learning about moon cycles and living off solar power, I got to experience life in a fully functioning, off the grid home. Check out the video to see how they do it!
Antigua, Guatemala – Caoba Farms sustainable organic farming practices are highlighted in this, the full 5 minute version of the video, “Sustaining the Life of the Organic Farm.” Caoba Farms believes that Guatemala is a place where organic sustainable methods can be taught, practiced, and sustained country wide.
“Jonathan Dodd of Nebraska is jammin out his 5 acre homestead with permaculture abundance: Market gardens, fruit and nut trees, chickens, ducks, geese, pigs, sheep and ALL kinds of goodness. It’s hard to believe just how much one can do on only five acres of land.”
“Regenerative agriculture offers a future for sustainable farming in line with nature’s needs, by using holistic management and organic/biodynamic practices and even sequestering carbon in the soil – so important in the fight against climate change. At Mangarara, in New Zealand’s beautiful Hawke’s Bay, Greg Hart and his family are in the process of restoring 1500 acres of land conventionally farmed for over 150 years into the paradise it once was.”
“Forest Gully Farms is a Tennessee food forest, growing organic fruits, nuts, vegetables and herbs. We strive for high diversity amongst our produce to mimic the natural patterns of nature thus creating less need for outside inputs.” – Jon Giffin
I’m hearing reports of large numbers of U.S. farmers going broke due to economic problems, drought, old age and no children to pass the farm down to, and excessive government regulations. Some newscasters are predicting higher food prices or even food shortages this year (2017) in the U.S.