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Friday Funnies: Lessons in Resistance & Resilience of Plants, Animals & People

Many plants are able to protect themselves from attack (being eaten) in different ways.  However, through domestication and/or use of pesticides and other protectors, plants may loose their natural defenses – their resistance and resilience – as these protective traits … Continue reading

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Mixed Cropping: A Successful Organic Strategy for Small Farmers

Long before Europeans were on the scene, Africans were practicing companion, or mixed cropping (or planting), which is a highly successfully strategy for outwitting many bugs and diseases. However, with the advent of Northern Hemisphere farming methods in which crops … Continue reading

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