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Miracle Farm Blueprint

Organic Farming Manual

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Acknowledgments xi

Foreword, by Andrew Jones xiii

Introduction 1

1. Food = Energy + Nutrients 3

The Green Revolution 7

The Failure of the Green Revolution 9

2. Land Degradation n

3. Water Degradation 15

4. Eating Fossil Fuels 19

US Consumption 22

Food Miles 24

5. The End of the Oil Age 29

The Natural Gas Cliff 35

6. The Collapse of Agriculture 39

Population and Sustainability 40

The Example of North Korea 42

Energy Crisis in the DPRK 43

The Collapse of Agriculture in the DPRK 44

Fertilizer 45

Diesel Fuel 46

Irrigation 47

Home Energy Usage 48

Impacts on Health and Society 49

A Model for Disaster 50

X I EATING FOSSIL FUELS

7. The Next "Green Revolution":

Cuba's Agricultural Miracle 53

A Short History 54

Crisis 56

The Cuban Miracle 57

Basic Units of Cooperative Production (UBPCs) 58

Private Farming 60

Urban Agriculture 60

Agricultural Markets 62

Results 62

Cuba's Example 64

8. Building a Sustainable Agriculture 67

Food Security 67

Sustainable Agriculture 68

Urban Agriculture 7'

Farmers Markets and CSAs 73

9. Twelve Fun Activities for Activists 75

Conclusion 83

Resource Guide 87

Localized Agriculture 87

Transitioning 87

Community Gardening/Urban Gardening 89

Organic Agriculture 9'

Organic and Heirloom Seed 92

Permaculture 95

Ecovillages 97

Sustainable Agriculture 98

Books 99

Notes 103

Index U9

About the Author 127

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