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Archive for the tag “agriculture”

Crop Rotation and Using Livestock to Improve Soil Fertility

Dave Tepfer talks about rotating crops and using grazing animals to improve soil fertility.

How to Make Compost Tea: MrTerrym1964

MrTerrym1964 shows us how he makes compost tea.

Fish Fertilizer for Potatoes

Francis Hill farms in Waboden, Manitoba, Canada. Here she shares a tip for using fish guts and bones to fertilize potato plants. She gets the fish bits from anglers.

Apparently fish are a great fertilizer. With all the contamination that has been showing up in ocean and especially in freshwater fish I would probably feel a little nervous about this method.

Meet Urban Farmers from Vancouver, Canada

An intro to several motivated farmers who farm in Vancouver, Canada – their motivations, the rewards and the impact they hope it will have for their community.

Meet your Urban Farmer (trailer) from Fire and Light Media Group on Vimeo.

How to Make Compost Tea: Cfenster

Cfenster shows us how he makes compost tea to improve soil fertility.

The Canning Queen of the Desert

A short profile of Classy Parker, who is an NYC urban vegetable gardener and canning teacher.
she talks about the important of farming in the city, fresh food and preserves made from what is grown in the community.

The Canning Queen of the Desert from Etsy on Vimeo.

Using Vinegar in Your Garden

Howard Garrett talks about how to use vinegar in your garden. He uses it heavily diluted in the water he uses to water plants and in concentrated form with orange oil and soap as an organic herbicide for weeds.

How to Make Seaweed Fertilizer

How to make seaweed fertilizer yourself rather than spend on expensive commercial seaweed fertilizer. In this video it’s made both with fresh whole seaweed and with sushi nori sheets, water and a hand blender. Babybabkas also mentions that she can also find dried whole seaweed in Chinatown.

She uses the seaweed mixture right away — but I’ve also seen where people let the mixture ferment.

Farming Helping to Revitalize Depressed West Oakland, California

This video looks at the decline of West Oakland, California and how the community has started to bounce back in part through community and backyard gardening initiatives. The video looks specifically at the work that non-profit City Slicker Farms has been doing in the community.

Controlling Insects with Soaps and Oils

Skip Richter talks about using sprayed on soap and/or oils to minimize insect problems in your garden.

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