a guide to sharing farm equipment
Faith Gilbert has just released her Guide to Sharing Farm Equipment, a 42-page guidebook intended for farmers, service providers, cooperators, and organizers of shared equipment pools. The guidebook covers a wide array of practical concerns for equipment sharing. It includes case studies, a review of ownership and management arrangements, financial considerations, annotated budgets, best practices, as well as […]
if you wanted to track your local wind patterns...
A great tool for those of us who a. love beautiful interactive maps, and b. rely on up-to-date weather information.
solutions for self reliance
RESILIENCE http://waldenlabs.com/about/ WaldenLabs.com is a community where people who pursue self-reliance and freedom come to get ideas on: Growing and Preserving Food Capturing, Storing and Purifying Water Generating Your Own Energy Building Your Mortgage-Free Home (On or Off-Grid) Appropriate Technology & Tools for Self-Reliance Getting Resilient and Prepared for the Unexpected
Farmer voices is a podcast series on PRX.org Give this episode a listen: Young Farmer's Sustainable Agriculture Tool Lending Library and explore their new website and other entertainment offerings.
our favorite french DIY cooperative
If you can read French, this is a great resource from the folks at L'Atelier Paysan. If French looks like gobbledygook to you, this website is still worth an exploration (read: random clicking) because what they are doing is awesome. Check it out HERE! (Hint: "outils" means "tools" in French).
new single horse implement
We're happy to help spread the word about this new tool! For all you fans of draft power. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRCn4TlIPis] Anny’s All in One This multi-purpose implement is based on a french design, but Ann of Siri and Holmberg [ [email protected] ] designed it to improve it for use with a single draft animal or smaller team. […]
have you heard of the jang seeder?
Local Roots Farm talks about their experience: http://localrootsfarm.wordpress.com/2011/12/28/small-farm-equipment-review-part-ii-the-jang-seeder/ You can purchase the seeder through Johnny's Selected Seeds HERE. And HERE is a tech sheet on the rollers.