Search results “Principles sustainable agriculture” for the 2011
Conservation Farming and Sustainability, Missoula, Montana
http://www.permies.com Helen Atthowe, Missoula County Extension Agent (Missoula, Montana) talks about the farming techniques she used near Stevensville, Montana. She calls it "Conservation Farming". Helen is well known in the Missoula area, not just as the Missoula county extension agent, but also as one of the most popular vendors at the Missoula farmers Market / Missoula Saturday market. "The goal of our conservation farming is to increase farm profitability by decreasing labor and land requirements while striving to mimic the ecological principles that make native plant systems sustainable. The ecological principles we hope to mimic include reduced tillalge, increase species and genetic diversity, closed nutrient cycles, and creation of more diverse habitat. We look at our farm from a landscape or watershed level and hope to reconnect wild areas, agriculture and urban areas. Conservation agriculture is both biologically and socially a local agriculture." "We're trying to develop an agriculture system, in this case a vegetable production system, that sponsors its own fertility." Biological pest management: ".. mimic from a natural system is to sponsor our own pest control." "We're creating habitat for beneficial insects, parasites and predators ..." "We are trying to provide habitat for birds, and pollinator insects and for other mammals that may be in the system. We're trying to create a link between natural systems and agricultural systems." Includes footage of an all native hedgerow. Helen talks about issues with voles and how the voles attracted snakes, coyotes and foxes. music by Jimmy Pardo
Views: 32109 paul wheaton
Sustainable Farming with Joel Salatin - prt 2
Joel Salatin speaks on sustainable farming to a group in Chico, CA in January 2011. http://www.ConsciousContentTV.com
Views: 8496 ConsciousContentTV
8. Chemically Dependent Agriculture
Environmental Politics and Law (EVST 255) The change from smaller, more diverse farms to larger single-crop farms in the US has led to greater reliance on pesticides for pest management. Other changes as the US food system becomes more commercialized include: increased use of additives, higher food prices, more water and energy consumption for agriculture, and more pesticide residues entering food through processing. Pesticides have also been used to combat insect-borne diseases, like malaria. The lecture provides an overview of relevant food, agriculture, and pesticide law, and covers the changes in pesticide use as scientific knowledge of a given chemical (i.e. DDT) improves. 00:00 - Chapter 1. The Consequences of Centralized Farm Ownership 12:49 - Chapter 2. Key Problems Associated with Food Production 23:32 - Chapter 3. Dominant Statues for Pesticide Control 28:59 - Chapter 4. Malaria Control and the Marketing of DDT 38:52 - Chapter 5. DDT's Effects on the Environmental and Health Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Spring 2010.
Views: 8211 YaleCourses
Principles of Soil, Forage and Animal Health Related to Milk Quality - Gary Zimmer
Get the full video at http://bit.ly/hJCMdA 15950 Principles of Soil, Forage and Animal Health Related to Milk Quality - Gary Zimmer from Wise Traditions 2010 - 11th Annual Conference. Weston A. Price Foundation. Captured during the conference by Fleetwood Onsite Conference Recording. Gary Zimmer, Madison , Wis. , is a farmer, author, agri-businessman and educator dedicated to biological agriculture. Recognized around the world for his commitment to improving farming through building healthy soils, he has spoken to farmers and agribusiness professionals all across the U.S. and in Canada , Europe, Australia , New Zealand , and South Africa . He has never stopped learning or teaching throughout a lifetime in agriculture. Raised on a Wisconsin dairy farm, Gary studied dairy nutrition, earning a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin and a master's degree from the University of Hawaii , combined with years of hands-on farming experience. Teaching agriculture in southern Minnesota , he continued learning, studying and reading, always asking questions and looking at ways of farming with an open mind. He began asking questions about the soil and how it relates to healthy and productive plants, which lead him to read The Albrecht Papers. Gary trained and worked as a Brookside Consultant for two years in southeastern Minnesota . For over 35 years, Gary has been evaluating farming practices as a consultant, on his family's farm, and as president of Midwestern Bio-Ag, a biological farming consulting company located in Blue Mounds, Wis. He operates the Bio-Ag Learning Center , where biological farming practices and agricultural products are field tested, and where the annual Field Day draws 800 -1,000 agriculture professionals from across the country. The Zimmer family's organic farming operation near Spring Green, WI utilizes the ideas Gary has gleaned over a lifetime spent studying agriculture. Otter Creek Organic Farm is a 150-cow organic dairy also producing pasture raised hogs, chickens and beef cattle, vegetables and farm crops on over 1,000 acres. The farm operates on the principles of 'Mineralized Balanced Agriculture: 'do everything you can to get the soils healthy and mineralized; do everything you can to get the livestock healthy and comfortable.' The family was honored in 2008 as the MOSES Organic Farmer of The Year. The Zimmers have also opened Local Choice Farm Market, selling locally produced organic and natural foods, including cheeses, beef , and chicken from Otter Creek Organic Farms, and Black Earth Meats. Heavily in demand as a speaker, Gary Zimmer appears at dozens of agribusiness, organic and farmer meetings every year. He has spoken to diverse audiences including the Acres USA conference, Innovative Farmers of Ohio Conference; Heart of Maine Resource Conservation & Development, Upper Midwest Organic Conference, Pennsylvania Sustainable Ag Conference, Vermont Grass Farmer's Association Grazing Conference, Wisconsin Grazing Conference, Michigan Governor's Conference on Organic Ag, and has participated in farmer education programs in Australia, Holland, New Zealand and South Africa, and consulted on farms in those countries as well as Greece and China. Gary is the author of the book, The Biological Farmer, A Complete Guide to the Sustainable & Profitable Biological System of Farming, published in 2000, and his second book is due out later this year. His focus remains on the soil as the source of nutrients: how healthy soils produce healthy plants for healthy livestock and healthy humans.
Views: 1843 Fleetwood Onsite
Developing Sustainable Agricultural Supply Chains - Peter Erik Ywema, SAI Platform
farmingfirst.org Peter Erik Ywema is the General Manager of the Sustainable Agricultural Initiative Platform, which includes 25 food company members such as Unilever, Danone and Nestle. The SAI Platform allows company representatives to discuss their supply chain issues in a pre-competitive context. They also create sets of common practices and principles for their suppliers, allowing them to manage risk more effectively and give farmers a common benchmark to perform against.
Views: 962 FarmingFirst
Permaculture Ethics and Principles Summary
A description of the permaculture ethics and principles. www.DAcres.org D Acres is a non-profit Permaculture Farm & Educational Homestead located in Dorchester, NH. D Acres researches, applies and teaches skills of sustainable living and small-scale organic farming.  Striving to improve the human relationship to the environment, the center functions as a demonstration farm to role model exemplars of healthy living. Sharing a communal living situation, individuals come to respect and share values of interdependence and love of nature.  In addition, the organization supports educational activities directed toward improving the quality of life of residents and the larger community.
The Land Institute
The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas is looking to revolutionize the agriculture industry by developing perennial crops with the same or greater yield than current systems. Here is a look at their history and mission: The Land Institute has worked for over 30 years on the problem of agriculture. Our purpose is to develop an agricultural system with the ecological stability of the prairie and a grain yield comparable to that from annual crops. We have researched, published in refereed scientific journals, given hundreds of public presentations here and abroad, and hosted countless intellectuals and scientists. Our work is frequently cited, most recently in Science and Nature, the most prestigious scientific journals. We are now assembling a team of advisors which includes members of the National Academy of Sciences. These scientists understand our work and stand ready to endorse the feasibility of what we have come to call Natural Systems Agriculture. Our strategy now is to collaborate with public institutions in order to direct more research in the direction of Natural Systems Agriculture. We are seeking funds to construct and operate a research center devoted to Natural Systems Agriculture and to underwrite scientists elsewhere who will engage with us in such research. We estimate the research cost to be $5 million a year for 25 years, which is a small fraction of one percent of the nation's annual agricultural research investment. Important questions have been answered and crucial principles explored to the point that we feel comfortable in saying that we have demonstrated the scientific feasibility of our proposal for a Natural Systems Agriculture. Because this work deals with basic biological questions and principles, the implications are applicable worldwide. If Natural Systems Agriculture were fully adopted, we could one day see the end of agricultural scientists from industrialized societies delivering agronomic methods and technologies from their fossil fuel-intensive infrastructures into developing countries and thereby saddling them with brittle economies.
Views: 5118 KCPT
Ag Minute: The Law of Agriculture
This Week in Louisiana Agriculture's Kristen Oaks preserves the history and importance of sustainable agriculture.
Sustainable Farming with Joel Salatin - prt 1
Joel Salatin speaks on sustainable farming to a group in Chico, CA in January 2011. http://www.ConsciousContentTV.com
Views: 21252 ConsciousContentTV
Growth vs Sustainability:  A Crash Course in Economics, Resources, and Our World Today
Growth profoundly affects our world through economics, the environment, and our energy use. As population and resource use increase, exponential growth intersects our finite planet resulting in the problems and challenges we face today. This live presentation, given at the Green Summit in summer 2010, is based upon the 20 chapter, 3+ hour Crash Course by Chris Martenson (available on YouTube and at http://www.chrismartenson.com/ ). To learn more about the specific issues of agriculture, water scarcity, and oil depletion, be sure to check out my other videos.
Views: 5003 SustainableGuidance
Our Agricultural Heritage
Learn more about Biltmore's agriculltural legacy and how George Vanderbilt's vision for a self-sustaining estate continues today. Plus - The most visited winery in the United States isn't located in Napa Valley. It's at Biltmore in the mountains of North Carolina, where approximately 1 million visitors stop by to sample award-winning estate wines each year.
Views: 2736 Biltmore
Slow Money: Investing Because Food, Farms and Fertility Matter
Common Ground Country Fair - Saturday, September 25 Woody Tasch, Founder of the Slow Money Alliance Slow Money is a 501(c)(3), formed in 2008 to catalyze the flow of investment capital to small food enterprises and promote new principles of fiduciary responsibility that support sustainable agriculture and the emergence of a restorative economy. By building local and national networks, Slow Money creates investment in small food enterprises and local food systems; connects investors to their local economies; and is building the nurture capital industry.
Views: 420 MaineOrganicFarmers
"What's wrong with the principle of sustainability?" - Dr. Diana Hsieh
From http://www.PhilosophyInAction.com: Philosopher Dr. Diana Hsieh answers a question on the principle of sustainability on her live internet radio show, Philosophy in Action Radio. For the podcast version, related links, and more, visit the question's archive page: http://www.philosophyinaction.com/archive/2011-12-04-Q1.html Philosophy in Action Radio ( http://PhilosophyInAction.com ) applies rational principles to the challenges of real life in live internet radio shows on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. For information on upcoming shows, visit the Episodes on Tap: http://PhilosophyInAction.com/upcoming
Views: 926 Diana Brickell
RSPO 2011 - Pilot Study -  Sustainable Palmoil
PanEco Foundation, www.paneco.ch - The pilot study has been started in May 2009 and is expected to be complete in April 2011. It is part of the Biodiversity and Agricultural Commodities Program BACP and was developed to promote sustainable palm oil production by preventing the expansion of plantations into orangutan habitat, finding acceptable alternatives for palm-oil producers and helping small holders to implement Better Management Practices. Also, palm oil cultivation under our pilot study is based on RSPO Principles and Guidelines.
Views: 1610 PanEcoSwitzerland
EGCYO  - Turkey's First Agriculture Fund
Egeli & Co. Agriculture Investment Trust ("EGCYO") is the first Turkish closed-end fund focusing on agriculture investment theme. Listed on the Istanbul Stock Exchange, EGCYO provides investors with a unique opportunity to utilize the growth potential in agriculture industry, through a transparent investment platform, regulated and monitored by the Capital Markets Board. EGCYO aims to provide sustainable returns in the long-term with its value-based approach, which entails identification of and investing in the best occasions in agriculture industry.
Views: 10661 EgeliCo
Re-thinking Progress: The Circular Economy
There's a world of opportunity to re-think and re-design the way we make stuff. 'Re-Thinking Progress' explores how through a change in perspective we can re-design the way our economy works - designing products that can be 'made to be made again' and powering the system with renewable energy. It questions whether with creativity and innovation we can build a restorative economy. Find out more about the circular economy at http://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org and http://www.facebook.com/EllenMacArthurFoundation and follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/made2bmadeagain
Good Agricultural and Collection Practices (GACP) for Medicinal Plants
A film on Good Agricultural and Collection Practices (GACP) for Medicinal Plants by ICAR and FAO posted by Vivek Dubey
TEDxDubbo - Guy Webb - Terra Carbonicum Maxima:  Soil Carbon Sequestration in Broad-acre Farming
Guy founded GAIA Consultancy in 2006 as a structure to introduce biological farming principles into broad-acre farming throughout the NSW grain belt and beyond. The primary focus of the business centres on improving soil carbon as a base line for soil fertility and crop resilience in unpredicable climatic conditions. Guy has dedicated much time and resources towards educational seminars and articles aimed at helping growers to better understand plant nutrition and the role soil fertility, soil biology and soil carbon in creating more resilient, regenerative and economical farming systems. TEDxDubbo focused attention on what we call FACETS -- Food, Agriculture, Climate, Energy, Topsoil and Sustainability. These FACETS are actually potent ideas shared by everyday people with an interest in these disciplines. In many of these topics there is an awareness campaign; the aim of bringing our community together united against catastrophic failures in our food-chain, environment and health. It is worth mentioning that we are also indebted to our natural systems for our economic wealth. Failures in Food, Agriculture, Climate, Energy, Topsoil and Sustainability are not just a local issue -- they are a global concern. http://tedxdubbo.com/ In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
Views: 5765 TEDx Talks
Lynedoch Eco Village - A Journey Towards Sustainable Living
A short video about Lynedoch Eco Village; it provides a brief introduction to the various sustainable principles used within the village, from building methods and materials, energy and water, social development, etc. Produced and (c) by Julia Cain, 2010
Views: 4918 SNNAfrica
SureHarvest 5 P's Of Sustainable Farming
Dr. Cliff Ohmart provides a brief overview of the SureHarvest 5Ps to a farming operation. Learn more about how SureHarvest can help you create a sustainability strategy using the 5Ps. http://www.sureharvest.com SureHarvest 5 P's Of Sustainable Farming
Views: 261 sureharvested
Differences in Tilled and No Till Soils
During CTIC 2011 Conservation in Action Tour, USDA-NRCS Ohio state agronomist Mark Scarpitti demonstrates differences between tilled and no-till soils in ability to absorb fertilizer and avoid runoff.
Views: 171091 zimmcomm
Joel Salatin: "Folks, This Ain't Normal" | Talks at Google
Farmer, author, and activist Joel Salatin discusses his new book, "Folks, This Ain't Normal," as well as sustainable farming, food policy, and solutions to America's food woes
Views: 194781 Talks at Google
Farm FLIPPIN' - Regenerative Agriculture
http://www.sustainableworldmedia.com We visit with Ian Davidson, Founder of BioLogic Systems. Davidson, a soil expert, talks about 'Soil Revival', his new venture that regenerates depleted lands by increasing soil fertility.
Views: 2180 SustainableWorld
Agriculture 2.0: Farming Systems in an Age of Climate Change
Steven Savage, a member of the leading agri-business consulting firm, Cirrus Partners, is a specialist in agricultural biotechnology research and development. His projects have included studies of synthetic and natural chemicals, biological controls, biotechnology, environmental toxicology, information technology, patents, biofuels, and climate change. In his Food for Thought lecture, Steve discusses a surprising combination of traditional and biotechnological options for agriculture — the goal being both sufficient production for a burgeoning world population, and reductions in energy consumption and green house gas emissions. Outreach in Biotechnology's Food for Thought Lecture Series brings together internationally recognized experts to talk about the best (and worst) ways to use biotechnology for food and fuel. For more information, go to http://OregonState.edu/OrB A study guide to this lecture is available at http://oregonstate.edu/orb/food-for-thought Recorded 3 Feb 2009
1 Rainwater Harvesting Principles and Techniques - Introduction
Rainwater Harvesting Principles and Techniques is the first of two Water Management Videos commissioned by the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Agriculture, Environmental Affairs and Rural Development as part of their Empowerment for Food Security Programme. In this introduction we look at the issue of food security and the role of rainwater harvesting, homestead water management and intensive vegetable production. Produced by EcoDoc Africa and Tsogang.
Views: 6717 EcoDocAfrica
What is Organic Farming - From an Ontario Organic Farmer
Ted Zettel, Organic Farmer and Co-Founder of Organic Meadow Cooperative Dairy introduces principles of organic farming in an easy to understand video. He describes what it means to be organic for produce and livestock. Ontario Organics are clean foods you can trust!
Views: 26382 OrganiCouncilOntario
"Is 'sustainable agriculture' a legitimate concept?" - Dr. Diana Hsieh
From http://www.PhilosophyInAction.com: Philosopher Dr. Diana Hsieh answers a question on the validity of sustainable agriculture on her live internet radio show, Philosophy in Action Radio. For the podcast version, related links, and more, visit the question's archive page: http://www.philosophyinaction.com/archive/2011-10-09-Q2.html Philosophy in Action Radio ( http://PhilosophyInAction.com ) applies rational principles to the challenges of real life in live internet radio shows on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. For information on upcoming shows, visit the Episodes on Tap: http://PhilosophyInAction.com/upcoming
Views: 292 Diana Brickell
Biological Farming Landline Part 2
ABC 1 presents Landline
Views: 1444 Jason Active
RR2020 presents Agricultural Urbanism
Realize Rowlett R2020 presents "Agricultural Urbanism" presented by Andres Duany. This a entertaining and interesting discussion of Transects and how agriculture would vary between them.
Views: 2867 RowlettTexasVideo
Biotechnology and Agriculture
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Views: 4071 learnbiologically
Dennis Garrity on Evergreen Agriculture
Evergreen Agriculture - the combination of trees in farming systems (agroforestry) with the principles of conservation farming. Dennis Garrity, Director General, World Agroforestry Centre, gives more insight on Evergreen Agriculture
2. Principles & Strategies in Environmental Law
Environmental Politics and Law (EVST 255) The United States' fragmented, piecemeal approach to environmental law is presented through the cases that led to the creation of major environmental statutes such as the Clean Water Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. The variety of federal agencies and levels of government that participate in creating and implementing regulation contribute to the fragmentation of American environmental law. Environmental law seeks to balance the costs of environmental degradation with the economic benefits that companies reap. However, the uncertainty of environmental costs leads to a slow and ineffective regulation process. 00:00 - Chapter 1. A Course About Defining and Solving Problems 04:09 - Chapter 2. The US's Fragmented Approach to Environmental Law 09:22 - Chapter 3. The Central Questions of Environmental Law 30:08 - Chapter 4. A Society with Elaborate Environmental Law 37:33 - Chapter 5. Overview of Cases for the Course Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Spring 2010.
Views: 34400 YaleCourses
EPA Green Chemistry
NOTE: If you need captions, please click the CC button on the player to turn them on. Green chemistry is the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances. This video describes the role of EPA in providing innovative scientific solutions for the development of sustainable green products and processes by the chemical and fuel industries. For more information visit www.epa.gov/research/greenchemistry/
TEDxConcordiaUPortland - Tim Smith - "A Living Community Framework for Sustainability"
Tim Smith is a Principal and Director of Urban Design and Planning for SERA Architects, a Portland, Oregon firm that offers integrated services in architecture, urban design, planning, and sustainability consulting. He is a registered architect and a certified planner with over 30 years of professional experience. His recent projects include the design of a new capital city for the Western Region of Abu Dhabi, Eco-Taipei: An Eco-city vision for Taipei, Taiwan, and the Portland State University Framework Plan. Tim is currently serving as urban design advisor to the City of San Francisco for the redevelopment of Treasure Island. Tim's work in sustainability has received a number of awards including a Progressive Architecture Research Award for Sustainable Communities in the Urban-Rural Interface. He has directed SERA's efforts to develop the Civic Ecology framework and has lectured widely on the topic. Tim has served as Vice President of the Portland Planning Commission, on the Portland Chapter AIA Urban Design Committee, the Mayor's Central City Roundtable and as a member of the City of Portland EcoDistrict Technical Advisory Committee. Tim is a graduate of the University of Michigan where he also received a Master of Architecture. He received a Master of City Planning and a Master in Architecture (Urban Design) from the University of Pennsylvania. Tim taught urban design at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Design. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
Views: 3252 TEDx Talks
Trees Are Life
Trees are Life is about how one of Africa's great environmental problems -- deforestation -- can be largely overcome by helping farmers adopt sustainable farming practices. It is about how the world can reward them for this service through visionary carbon credit schemes, thereby helping Africa develop sustainably and obtain the means to adapt to global warming, while also mitigating the impacts of climate change worldwide.
Views: 227 jenonline1
Permaculture is like Native American agriculture
http://www.permies.com Heidi Bohan, author of "The People of Cascadia" talks about the Native American agriculture in the pacific northwest hundreds of years ago. She explains that the native american people that were here then were well beyond "hunter gatherer". They had an agriculture all their own. Much like permaculture. I think that this Native American idea of agriculture is far beyond current agriculture practices. Even beyond organic agriculture practices. The Native Americans used polyculture techniques and focused on plants reproducing themselves. Enhancing natural systems. Heidi mentions that the Native Americans would do burnings to help with production. Including to keep trees out of certain agrculture fields. You can learn more about Heidi and her book at http://www.peopleofcascadia.com music by Jimmy Pardo
Views: 8564 paul wheaton
TEDxPolverigi - Giulia Giacchè - Agriurbanismo
"Agriurbanismo, theories and practices of co-construction of territories" Giulia Giacchè presents a new displine: the agricultural urbanism. This field of research and practice borns to understand how planning and manage the periurban areas considering the agricultural issue. PhD in "Sustainable rural development, land and environment" in Italy and "Land Planning' in France. She currently has a a research fellowship at the University of Perugia. Her researches and studies are focused on the relationship between city and countryside and peri-urban agriculture. She has participated in several national and international conferences and she has published fifteen articles.
Views: 417 TEDx Talks
Dr. M. Susan Erich is Professor of Soil Chemistry at the University of Maine and Director of the Maine Agricultural Forest and Experiment Station Analytical Laboratory and Soil Testing Service. Her teaching in the areas of soil chemistry and water quality contribute to undergraduate programs in Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Environmental Horticulture, and Sustainable Agriculture. Dr. Erich's research program is focused on soil amendment effects on soil chemical and physical properties.
Views: 328 umainepse
Lacy at D Acres Organic Farm in NH
We're filming a movie at D Acres Farm in Dorchester, NH [ http://dacres.org ] on permaculture and forest gardening. A lot of people, including your humble filmmakers, are beginning to believe that not only can this type of farming bring marginal land back into production as a local food source (you may want to think twice before you make plans to earn your living farming in this way), but that it may become an important part of the local food production picture during the next two decades. Lacy, the young woman who speaks so articulately in this interview, was near the end of a two month internship at D Acres, and expresses her surprise at how radically her understanding of farming has changed.
Views: 11127 George Packard
The Edge (Permaculture Principle 11: Use Edges & Value The Marginal)
Permaculture Album out now! Grab it here: http://music.formidablevegetable.com.au The next song! Permaculture principle 11 - Use edges and value the marginal. 2 down, 10 to go! :) This is the first time I played it without looking at the words so, uh... yeah. Weeeeeeeeee! Thanks to Richard Watson for filming!
Views: 27288 Charlie Mgee
Farm to Fork: The Benefits of Sustainable Eating
A Delicious Conversation with Dr. Steven Hopp and Laura Hall Apr 08, 2011-The Refectory Café at Duke Divinity School
Prudent Principles for Advancing Liberty
Those who value individual liberty will hopefully not content themselves with viewing liberty as a mere beautiful abstraction, without relevance to day-to-day life. But if we are to actually live in a free world, as opposed to simply thinking about it, what should we do, and how should we go about doing it? Mr. Stolyarov hopes to provide guidance to friends of liberty with regard to general habits, assumptions, and rules of conduct that will enable them to more effectively infuse the ideas of freedom into concrete reality. References: - "Prudent Principles for Advancing Liberty" - essay by Mr. Stolyarov - http://www.quebecoislibre.org/11/110915-13.html - The Seasteading Institute - http://www.seasteading.org - Website of Ron Paul Campaign - http://www.ronpaul2012.com/
Views: 276 G. Stolyarov II
A Vision For Sustainable Chemistry: John Warner
Dr. John C. Warner is widely considered to be one of the founding fathers of Green Chemistry. In this first installation to our five-week follow up series to The Future of Sustainable Chemistry, he gives a sweeping and inspiring view of the history of chemistry, how far we have come, and the vision that must drive the next generation of scientists. www.futurewecreate.com
Views: 596 thefuturewecreate
Responsible Farming Practices - Gerardo Areas on the NESCAFÉ Plan
Learn more on http://www.nescafe.co.uk NESCAFÉ® has a history of working directly with farmers around the globe since 1962. Since 1994, we have trained 62,000 farmers in agronomy. Under The NESCAFÉ Plan we will extend our technical assistance programme, providing advice on farming and post harvest practices to over 10,000 coffee farmers per year. We have also invested significantly in developing coffee trees that offer farmers better yields. These coffee trees have been selected for their excellent pedigree which means they can produce greater volumes of coffee beans and can have a greater built in tolerance to disease. These coffee trees together with good farming practices can help farmers improve their production and increase their income. Over the last 10 years, NESCAFÉ has distributed over 16 million high yield coffee plantlets across the globe. Under The NESCAFÉ Plan, a further 220 million trees will be distributed by 2020. Through The NESCAFÉ Plan, we'll be working with the Rainforest Alliance, the Sustainable Agriculture Network and 4C (Common Code for Coffee Community) with the aim of demonstrating how the traditional techniques of farmers can be coupled with modern methods to help farmers improve their quality and yield while reducing their environmental impact. We have already undertaken projects to train farmers in farming practices that adhere to the 4C Code of Conduct. The 4C Code encourages members to engage in farming practices which include baseline requirements for the sustainable production of coffee. This means we can help farmers reduce their environmental impact whilst still producing great tasting coffee. One farmer who has benefited from such training is Gerardo Areas from Nicaragua. Thanks to NESCAFÉ and the Rainforest Alliance, he was taught the principles of the 4C Code of Conduct.
Views: 4826 NESCAFÉ UK & Ireland
Principles of a Desired Future
Dimple Roy of the Water Innovation Centre presents at the Lake Winnipeg Basin Summit (Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2010) on case studies from within Manitoba, Canada, and around the world, that exemplify five "principles for a desired future": • Systems approaches • Enabling policies • Strategic investments • Communications/outreach • Innovative technologies These five principles informed extensive discussion among the 150 Summit participants on the topic of how to obtain a sustainable future for Manitoba that would include a healthy economy, resilient ecosystems and an engaged and informed public. Roy introduced several international examples. One was the European Water Framework Directive, which directs all member countries to achieve set water quality targets by 2015. This ambitious program works on a watershed basis, requiring many countries to collaborate in order to achieve shared goals for transboundary waters. Israeli advances in water technology were also highlighted. By necessity, the country has developed innovative technologies to cope with water scarcity. However, the country now sees a double dividend through revenues from exporting this technology. In the Manitoba context, the case study of South Tobacco Creek explained how farmers within the watershed have demonstrated a systems approach and innovative technologies through their usage of small dams, conservation tillage and beneficial management practices. The discussion also explored development of innovative technology to harvest marsh vegetation in Netley-Libau Marsh in order to provide bioenergy, reduce nutrient loading and sequester carbon.
Views: 474 iisdvideo
Paramount Farms Sustainable Farming
Paramount Farms educates consumers about its sustainable pistachio farming operations.
Views: 5768 Wonderful Pistachios
Organic Farming at Frog's Leap Winery
John Williams, owner of Frog's Leap Winery located in the heart of Napa Valley explains his approach to producing outstanding wines using organic farming. Williams also explains his holistic, sustainable, approach for running a business including the use of solar power and offering associates a living wage that is growing his bottom line success.
Views: 1261 earth2017tv