Category Archives: Backyard animals

Very cool swimming pool converted to aquaponic farm in Arizone

Check out how this young family found food abundance by turning the empty pool in their Arizona suburban home into a solar-powered “interplay of chicken droppings, algae sludge, tilapia fish, miniature goats, greens and clay pellets… a damned fine feast—with … Continue reading

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Is local food safer than imported food?

Is local food safer than imported food? As this Utne Reader excerpt from my book shows, there’s no simple answer.

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It’s inevitable: domestic hunting is next

A Sun article about urban hunters reveals a startling jump in the number of people who want to learn how to hunt so they can source their own food more ethically than buying it from an industrial slaughterhouse. But really, … Continue reading

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