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10 Great Agriculture Infographics

Infographics have grown leaps and bounds beyond the PowerPoint SmartArt of yesteryear. Charts and bubbles have given way to dynamic representations …

Agriculture

I seriously love some of the covers being made for the Rubbermaid tanks used in aquaponics. This is a great idea if you are creative enough to make them. Evergreen Aquaponics have made their own covers and they are beautiful. I have supplied a picture below from one of their links. If you would like to subscribe to our magazine: http://aquaponics-how-to-guide.info/aquanewsletter/

The Better Bell Siphon

How to build an aquaponics bridge siphon for sump tanks

How Aquaponics Makes Commercial Urban Agriculture Possible

<b>By Miles Crettien</b><p>Large-scale industrial farming is one of the most environmentally damaging practices on the planet. The world’s population is …

Fine tuning your aquaponics bell syphon

Step-By-Step How To Build Your Own Aquaponics System

“Break-Through Organic Gardening Secret Grows You Up To 10 Times The Plants, In Half The Time, With Healthier Plants, While the "Fish" Do All the …

An International Survey of Aquaponics Practitioners

Abstract<p>Aquaponics, a combination of fish farming and soilless plant farming, is growing in popularity and gaining attention as an important and …

How to Grow Duckweed in Aquaponics : Hydroponic Gardening

Duckweed

Duckweed - a must have for Microponicists<p>Duckweed is one of the best-kept secrets of Urban Farming.<p>It is a high quality feedstuff that can be …

Aquaponics

Aquaponics 101 Part Five: Fish to Water Ratios

This is the fifth in a series of posts that are going to teach you much of what you need to know about Aquaponics. These posts are part of a book we …

Aquaponics: urban growers gaining ground

A generator resting on wood planks sits shut off in a corner and large metal racks line otherwise bare walls at Aqua Greens’ warehouse during a …

9 Rules for Starting Your Own Farm | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Forrest Pritchard, farmer and author of</i> Gaining Ground.<p>You’ve dreamed of becoming a farmer, growing food not …

Farm to market

You could say the story of Moon Dog Farms starts sometime in the late '90s with one Galveston-area man's dream of having his own tree farm.<p>"These …

Texas

Local, Organic Food Delivery Service Good Eggs Launches In SF To Bring The Farmer’s Market To You

Hey you! Do you live in the San Francisco Bay Area? Do you buy locally grown, organic and sustainable produce? Do you hate fighting the crowds at the local farmer’s market every Sunday just to get the veggies you need for the Shaved Fennel, Radish, and Grapefruit Salad you plan to make for your …

Farms with a Future Decodes Farm Success

Farmer Rebecca Thistlethwaite never anticipated that she would start a family farm, scale it 430 percent, and then close it all within six years. But …

13 Medicinal Plants Worth Planting

• <b>Aloe Vera</b><p>The aloe vera grows only under the sun with well drained dry or moist soil. Although the plant tastes like turd, it’s still edible. The sap …

How to clip chickens wings for beginners

Chickens do not have the ability to fly in the manner of wild birds, but certain breeds and determined individuals do have a propensity to propel …

Permaculture

Build a $300 underground greenhouse for year-round gardening (Video)

<b>Can't afford a glass greenhouse? Check out how to build your own underground greenhouse for cheaper and for growing veggies 365 days a year, even in</b> …

Microgreens Have Up to 40 Times More Vital Nutrients Than Mature Plants: They may be tiny, but a new study shows trendy microgreens punch well above their weight when it comes to nutrition. Researchers found microgreens like red cabbage, cilantro, and radish contain up to 40 times higher levels of vital nutrients than their mature counterparts. Microgreens are young seedlings of edible vegetables and herbs harvested less than 14 days after germination. They are usually about 1-3 inches long and come in a rainbow of colors, which has made them popular in recent years as garnishes with chefs. Although nutritional claims about microgreens abound on the Internet, this study is the first scientific evaluation of their nutritional content. Researchers say they were astonished by the results. “The microgreens were four- to 40-fold more concentrated with nutrients than their mature counterparts,” says researcher Qin Wang, PhD, assistant professor at the University of Maryland in College Park. “When we first got the results we had to rush to double and triple check them.” For example, red cabbage microgreens had 40 times more vitamin E and six times more vitamin C than mature red cabbage. Cilantro microgreens had three times more beta-carotene than mature cilantro. Read More: http://www.webmd.com/diet/news/20120831/tiny-microgreens-packed-nutrients This Is Without A Doubt The Best Kept Secret In Self-Reliance Gardening: http://www.growmicrogreens.com/

How to Build an Inexpensive Hoop-Style Greenhouse

One of the most valuable assets in my garden is my greenhouse. It has allowed me to grow plants that I normally would not be able to grow, produce …

To Market: Bushel Baskets from New Hampshire

From the heart of New Hampshire’s apple picking country come these handmade bushel baskets, to take to the orchard this month–and to use for a …

Anytime Is a Great Time to Launch a Business -- If You Do This

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Former Secretary of State Colin Powell once said, “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.”<p>His thoughts were recently echoed by Manuel Martinez, president and CEO of …

Small Business

The Online Marketing Checklist to End All Checklists - Small Business Trends

Ever get confused with the gazillions of marketing books and articles out there? Ever wanted someone to just lay out for you simple steps to take to …

10 Ways to Spy on Competition (Like They're Spying On You) - Small Business Trends

<b>“Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.”</b> -Sun-Tzu, Chinese general<p>Knowing about your competition has always been important in the world of …

Ten ways to use Facebook to drive in-store and online sales

This past summer my family opened Terre Bleu, an agritourism lavender farm located in Milton, Ont. Using no other forms of advertising other than Facebook, we saw more than 6,000 people visit our farm in just eight weekends. And, with 'Likes' on Terre Bleu's Facebook page skyrocketing from 200 to …