Starting a mass propagation system for food seedlings and crops can use small spaces like greenhouses. Grow plants and food crops in a small amount of space with a professional permaculture gardener in this free video on mass propagation of food crop seedlings.
Organic farming: more than just a hobby. Today we know that many of the pesticides, fertilizers, and treatments used in commercial and home agriculture are hazardous to the environment. Whereas at one point in history it was ‘okay’ to drain all the nutrients from the soil and poison any insects living there, rendering the land dead and stagnant, and then simply move on to fresher pastures, today people are concerned with their ecological ‘footprint’ and recognizing the damage our framing products (like hormones and feed) have on the environment and human health. Cattle are often treated with hormones to produce more milk or larger muscles, and many of them are bombarded by pesticides and chemicals from the grass and feed they eat regularly. Organic farming is part of the counter-movement, a small step in the right direction that teaches people to trust nature and the natural ways food, flowers, and herbs are produced. In this free video series on the mass propagation of food crop seedlings, permaculture expert and organic gardener Daniel Botkin shares many tips for growing abundant food crops and flowers in small gardens or hoop houses. Botkin starts by mixing good soil using peat moss and other organic growing ingredients. He talks about the advantages of multiple transplants to give food crops such as tomatoes, alliums, corn and lettuce a head start in colder climates. Botkin also shares ideas for growing figs and kiwi in New England.