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Growing Vegetables in Drought, Desert & Dry Times

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The Complete Guide to Organic Gardening without Wasting Water

By Maureen Gilmer
Sasquatch Books
Release date: December 29, 2015

Here is the definitive guide to growing healthy organic vegetables without wasting our precious water resources! This incredibly timely book will give dedicated home gardeners the know-how to grow delicious produce in dry times, focusing on four different low-water conditions in the western United States: voluntary water conservation, drought, and both high and low desert.

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January 16, 2017   Comments Off on Growing Vegetables in Drought, Desert & Dry Times

Tanzania: The Many Faces of Small Scale Msimbazi Farmers

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“You know, most of the farmers in Msimbazi do not use modern agricultural methods. And most of them have less than one acre.”

By Hansjürg Jäger
All Africa
Jan 8, 2017

Excerpt:

Silvano and Silvestri sit on the edge of one of her pumpkin-fields. Both seem to be resting in the shed of the palm trees, the government planted in the late 1970’s. Silvano has been a practising farmer for over ten years now. Silvestri has more than 35 years of experience in farming on the small plots of Msimbazi. He has become a mwalimu (teacher), to many of the farmers in the fields. Upon asking about how many people he has already imparted his knowledge to, he laughs. “I don’t have a count but over the years, a lot of people have come in. I was lucky enough to help,” he says.

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January 16, 2017   Comments Off on Tanzania: The Many Faces of Small Scale Msimbazi Farmers