TECHNICAL ESSAYS

  • January 26, 2015
    Homeless Garden Project: Cultivating Community Thr...
    Homeless Garden Project: Cultivating Community Through Urban Farming by Holloway The Homeless Garden Project in Santa Cruz, California is one of the many community garden proj...
  • November 3, 2013
    Agroforestry: The Art of Farming With Trees
    Beans grown under trees By Dan Kiprop Kibet Kenya is an agricultural country, endowed with an abundance of fertile soils. Farming serves as the most important economic activit...
  • October 2, 2013
    The Inga Foundation: Providing an Alternative to S...
    by Ryan Sitler “Making serious change is a very time consuming and costly business.” – Mike Hands, founder of the Inga Foundation. The village of Gaviotas, situated in the lla...
  • September 30, 2013
    Moringa oleifera: The Miracle Tree
    by Dan Hughes The Moringa tree (Moringa oleifera) has many names throughout the world, likely due to its profligate uses. It is called the ‘drumstick tree’ due to the shape of...
  • August 28, 2013
    The Reverse Phenology of Faidherbia albida
    by Vanessa Ventola Faidherbia albida Faidherbia albida is a unique tree species native to Africa, the Middle East, and India1. Faidherbia albida is a member of the family Faba...
  • July 2, 2013
    Investing In Indigenous Chicken for Sustainable Li...
    By Dan Kiprop Kibet “Small scale farming is a way of life in Africa full of challenges and equally full of huge opportunities” (Xinhua). The unprecedented population surge in ...
  • May 10, 2013
    Grey Water for Home Scale Food Production
    By Ross Mittelman Over the past five years, droughts have caused many Americans throughout the Midwest and western United States (U.S.) to reevaluate the importance of water i...
  • April 26, 2013
    Integrated Pest Management and Biological Control ...
    by Vanessa Venotola Cuban Farm Landscape (taken by author) History: Commercial pesticides and herbicides were introduced to Cuban agriculture in the 1940’s. After World War I...
  • April 11, 2013
    Hugelkultur: The Composting Raised Beds
    by Dan Hughes Hügelkultur, translated literally from german, means ‘mound culture.’ More specifically, it is the use of rotted wood and other organic materials to create low-i...