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The Economics of Agriculture and how to learn hist...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Thursday August 18, 2011   -   By Tony

It is not a secret that farmers during the Great Depressiobn of 1929 were among the Big Losers financially.They lost  their farms to the banks as they could not pay their mortgages.There was another reason :THE DRAUGHT. History repeats itself unless...

How the banks are raising food prices

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Sunday May 29, 2011   -   By Mary

Money presumes a future payment of a commodity.   In antiquity, money meant cattle and grain. A “drachma” was a weight of grain. Japan's feudal system was based on rice per year – koku. Today, this system is still in effect for most farmers, who borrow...

question from the Bee

Blog: Re Rustica   -   Thursday February 12, 2009   -   By fullofbeans

We had written to the Bee a news tip after hearing some perncious piffle on the radio.  We posted our objections previously to our blog under the same.  Today we got a response back from Mr. Downing, of the Bee: Rustica, Thanks for the...

How wide to make aisles and beds?

Blog: Re Rustica   -   Wednesday February 04, 2009   -   By fullofbeans

The decision of how wide to make beds and aisles is a question of economics, ergonomics and of biology. The plants must be able to reach the aisles with their roots so they can eat from them, so the beds cannot be too wide. The beds must be no wider than...


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