Food, Grazing

Pastoralism

Wikipedia claims there to be a difference between pastoralism (nomadic) and pastoral farming (non-nomadic), while Merriam-Webster defines pastoralism as a social organization based on livestock raising as the primary economic activity, which would encompass both nomadic and non-nomadic. We are comfortable calling the raising of livestock “pastoralism,” so for us, some pastoralists are ranchers and all ranchers are pastoralists. And…

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Food

How Am I Supposed to Eat?

I suspect that a few readers of this website might think we are calling for a return to true wilderness living, to hunting and gathering. We definitely see hunting and foraging as significant to a future sustainable diet, but we also see that complimented with small gardens and tended areas of native, feral and climatically-appropriate edible plants. California’s indigenous people…

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Food

Cultivation Agriculture

“All cultivation agriculture depends on the replacement of complex, species diverse, self-managing, nutrient conservative, deep rooted, natural grassland/prairie and forest ecosystems with monocultures or ‘near monocultures’ of food crop plants that rely on intensive management. The simple shallow rooting habit of food crops and the requirement for bare soil cultivation produces soil erosion and plant nutrient loss far above the…

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Food, Sustainability

Feral Food, Medicine & Fiber

We believe that ways of living that will ensure food supplies into the future in our region will be a result of restoration of native plant and animal habitat, keenly observing and shaping the feral pig-oak relationship, and using “invasive”, and feral plants. We love native plants and see them as the foundation of a sustainable future, but non-native plants…

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