Organic Farmer Terry Allan of Nomadic Organics, spent a week at Deep Dirt last year and wrote a lovely blog on her experience. 

Kate adds extra salt to the fresh duck eggs we fry for breakfast in the outdoor kitchen. Like four times more salt than I usually use, and I am not on a low salt diet. This daughter of a Welsh farming family traded her verdant wet birthplace for the desert long ago, and her body craves salt to help her retain the precious moisture sucked out by the dry desert air. Kate has been on a mission to conserve moisture and live resiliently in the desert for more than three decades and her 30 acre property in Patagonia, Arizona serves as a demonstration site for ecological restoration, food production, water management strategies and dancing with the sacred feminine.

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Biomimicry at its best! Inspired by plant processes, scientists are working toward creating home scale power generating systems.

Listen to an episode on NPR with Professor Daniel Nocera of MIT. Professor Nocera describes their work toward a new future for home scale renewable energy.

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Imagine a world in which we rethink how to solve some of humanity’s most pressing problems by creating local solutions. Imagine a world where we make beautiful organic soil, so full of life that it enlivens the plants that feed us, supporting robust health. Imagine a world where waste is a resource to be used creatively for restoring the land, for building, for artful design. Imagine a world where buildings feel as if they grew right out of the earth, using your hands, hearts and minds. At Deep Dirt Farm Institute we not only imagine this ~ it is our way of life and we want to share it with you.

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