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  1. Tipi Produce's Organic Potting Soil Recipe


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    Organic Farmer Steve Pincus, of Tipi Produce, describes his ideal potting soil. Tipi Produce is located outside of Madison Wisconsin. You can find their produce in regional coops and whole food…

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    • Starting Out: A First Season on Gray's Farm


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      'Central Illinois Farm Beginnings' graduates Marty and Crystal Gray reflect on their first season in Donovan Illinois. Their produce can currently be found at the Division Street Market…

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      • Local Food Now Served Regularly at Illinois' Bevier Cafe


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        The U of I's Bevier Cafe is now regularly serving locally grown meat and produce to satisfied patrons. This movie captures and celebrates this milestone for regional producers and eaters.…

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        • Sorghum Sudangrass as Summer Cover Crop


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          Farmer Henry Brockman describes why he loves and how he uses Sorghum Sudangrass as a summer cover crop. Footage was shot on Brockman Farm during a field day in 2008. http://www.henrysfarm.com/

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          • Restoration Agriculture at University of Illinois


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            Students at the University of Illinois initiated a study of permaculture design in Spring 2012 at the Sustainable Student Farm on the South Farms of the Urbana, Illinois Campus. The study is called…

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            • An Introduction to Companion Planting


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              Horticulturalist Abram Bicksler explains the hows and whys of companion planting. His talk is paired with useful slides, recommended readings and sprinkled with a bit of history. A sound introduction! …

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              • University of Illinois Supplying Cafeterias from New Student Run Farm


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                Students at the University of Illinois are growing their own food on a campus farm. Visit the project's blog at: http://nreshortstudentfarm.blogspot.com/

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                • Study Compares Organic and Conventionally Farmed Soils


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                  Larry Phelan of Ohio State discovered that plants grown in biologically active and complex soils, like those farmed organically, are more resistant to drought, pests, weeds and nutrient spikes.

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                  • Groundbreaking New Equipment for Mechanical Cover Crop Control


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                    Farmer Allen William's new Case True Tandem Vertical Tillage Machine controls rye and hairy vetch in one pass without greatly disturbing the soil. He discusses this revolutionary mechanical…

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                    • Fallow Land and Soil Structure


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                      Farmer Henry Brockman makes the case for two year rest cycles for vegetable soils. Footage was shot during a field day at his family's Mackinaw River Valley farm in Illinois. henrysfarm.com/ Fall…

                    • More than NPK: Tipi Produce's Soil Fertility Strategy


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                      Organic farmer Steve Pincus, of Tipi Produce, describes his general approach to soil fertility. Tipi Produce is located outside of Madison Wisconsin. You can find their produce in regional coops…

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