July 24, 2012


Growing food in a drought

The crops got a little drink in the US today but the drought is still severe. It looks like the combination of extreme heat and little rain will send food prices rocketing. A punishing heat wave in the Midwest on top of the worst drought since 1956 is predicted to result in skyrocketing soybeans, corn and meat. And some communities will impose water controls before the end of the summer.

So, what should we do? We already wrote about Aquaponics which requires very little water as it is recirculated. Read this book: How to Grow More Vegetables (and fruits, nuts, berries, grains, and other crops) than you ever thought possible on less land than you can imagine by John Jeavons

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