How Three U.S. Mini-farms are Sowing the Seeds of Global Food Security

Via Ensia.

Via Ensia.

How do we feed a growing population in a changing climate? There are many answers. Here is one that is often neglected.

Biointensive’s key components besides transplanting and double-digging are on-site composting, close plant spacing, use of seeds from plants that have been naturally pollinated and specific food-to-compost crop ratios. These methods are rarely practiced on large farms, where mechanization is more profitable, but they can be life-changing for the 90 percent of the world’s farmers who work 4 acres (2 hectares) or less by helping them to make the most of a given plot of land.

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