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About microfarmer

On a mission.. to share my passion.. for growing pure food in a thriving soil.. other related passions include.. agroforestry, woodcraft, natural materials, alternative/ appropriate tech., travelling and learning, food and herbal medicine. Working co-operatively to create meaningful livliehoods and innovative solutions

Buckminster’s Quote of the Day

“I am enthusiastic over humanity’s extraordinary and sometimes very timely ingenuity. If you are in a shipwreck and all the boats are gone, a piano top buoyant enough to keep you afloat that comes along makes a fortuitous life preserver. … Continue reading

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Continuous cover forestry (CCF) – alternative forest management

Originally posted on Pro Silva Ireland:
ProSilva Ireland is delighted to reprint an article from the Irish Farmers Journal by Donal Magner. Donal reviewed in detail the recent ProSilva Ireland and the Society of Irish Forester’s field day at Ballyhooly…

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BACKGARDENFARMIN’ – A collective of growers using empty back gardens to produce food for their local community.

Vision: To form a co-operative of young urban farmers, “renting” back gardens within a local district, growing salad, veg and herbs for sale to local community. If you were to examine a satellite image of most cities, you would notice … Continue reading

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Wheatgrass strikes again!!

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moneyless manifesto

visit this website to find out more about the gift economy, alternative forms of currency, social economics and re-connecting with your local community through co-sufficiency

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Fat Chance-Fructose 2.0

This lecture reveals some very interesting statistics connecting sugar intake with nearly every modern disease.

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Transition Year Programme Proposal

This is a rough outline of a programme I have proposed for Transition Year students in Irish schools. Basically, the idea would be to introduce the concepts and principles of permaculture to transition year students across as many schools as … Continue reading

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mushrooms at Loughcrew


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Hungry Fungi Workers Co-op

Good news on the mycellium we call http://www.. there is a new enterprise budding in Leeds called “Hungry Fungi”, proposing to run workshops in mushroom cultivation, produce spores and grow kits, etc.. check em out @ website still under … Continue reading

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food for thought..not for the bin! ‘The monkey speaks his mind: … ‘That man descended from our noble race – The very idea is a big disgrace. … you will never see – A monkey build a fence around a coconut tree, And let all … Continue reading

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