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Is Organic Really Better Than Conventional ?

Is organic really better for the environment than conventional (industrial) agriculture? by Hannah Ritchie October 19, 2017 Our World in Data presents the empirical evidence on global development in entries dedicated to specific topics.  This blog post draws on data and research discussed in our entries on Crop Yields, Land Use, and Fertilizers and Pesticides. This post was […]

The Zoo-Doo Man – Or How to Make the Best Compost in the World!

Is your garden soil great? Does it produce an abundant crop for you without any great effort on your part? We were once told “By the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat thy bread . . “, and with several thousand years’ rain, snow, wind, and crops removing the minerals from the land, we […]

Composting for the Home Gardener

I do not generally recommend composting because of the equipment, time, space, and effort required, and because few people have the time, knowledge, or inclination to really do it right. In addition, even the best compost is a great unknown, so far as what actual nutrition it provides. And no one can tell you either, […]