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Justin Bartolini
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Justin Bartolini left a comment for Janaki Kilgore
"Hello, I am not sure if you have read the reply I made to your comment but I wanted to tell you of the book How to grow more vegetable by John Jeavons.  It is great especially for annuals.  I have read the PDM and the edible food forest…"
Feb 12
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Feb 11
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"Does anyone have a Sorghum press?"
Feb 11
Justin Bartolini commented on Justin Bartolini's blog post Regenerative Farming and Gardening: Closing the Loop
"Hello Janaki,  the book is called how to grow more vegetables by John Jevons.  He is in his early 70's and can out double dig most in their twenties, so much for being old as an excuse.  Also double dug beds are  known as…"
Jan 7
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Earth Gardens: Edible-Medicinal-Wild Habitats (Permaculture Network)

Network-People Caring for the Earth, Sharing Knowledge, Creating Work-Exchanges & Event, Learning from the Earth, Studying Ecology, Bio-Dynamics, Indigenous Wisdom, Organic, Sustainable, & Permaculture methods & applyingSee More
Dec 16, 2013
Heather K commented on Justin Bartolini's blog post Regenerative Farming and Gardening: Closing the Loop
"Yea for human-power and plant-sunlight power!  I understand, from Johns research, around 60% of the land space, in our temperate climates, should be devoted towards high carbon crops for composting and maintaining soil health. BioIntensive…"
Dec 14, 2013
David MacLeod commented on Justin Bartolini's blog post Regenerative Farming and Gardening: Closing the Loop
"Beautiful Justin, thank you for posting!"
Dec 12, 2013
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Regenerative Farming and Gardening: Closing the Loop

Regenerative Farming and Gardening: Closing the LoopThe most common conception in agriculture is to grow crops for market. What this model does not take into consideration is the Law of Return. The Law of Return: all which comes from the soil must be returned to the soil for the soil's fertility to be maintained; in other words nothing can be lost and not replenished.Sustainability must come from a closed loop system, not from importing compost and other nutrient needs from outside sources. Our…See More
Dec 10, 2013
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Justin Bartolini left a comment for Paul Kearsley
"Hey Paul, taking a study break to figure how to operate this web sight.  I hope and imaging all sorts of great en-devours on your behalf with the coming of spring.  I have been beyond busy myself with lots of school projects but will…"
Mar 26, 2012
Justin Bartolini left a comment for David MacLeod
"Thanks David, glad to be here and can't wait to be more involved.  Currently I am overwhelmed yet extremely happy completing  my wilderness survival/ethnobotany/permaculture designs course, been helping create a…"
Mar 26, 2012
David MacLeod left a comment for Justin Bartolini
"Welcome Justin! Glad you joined us."
Jan 27, 2012
Justin Bartolini is now a member of Transition Whatcom
Jan 27, 2012

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How are you currently involved in the Transition?
By increasing the amount of food I grow and preserve every year, riding my bike for a majority of my transportation, turning off lights in rooms I am not in, and spreading the knowledge of Ecology Action's Grow Bio-intensive.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I am interested in voluntary simplicity. Technology and convenience only create more problems than we can see clearly. My interests are to inspire regenerative mini farms, artisans, local currencies, basically to become community-sufficient for our needs while exercising our talents, gifts and interests.
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
I am going through the prerequisites for becoming a teacher of Ecology Action's Grow Bio-Intensive. If you are not aware of this gardening methodology then you must check it out! I also like to work on commuter bicycles so people can keep peddling. I also went to Alderleaf Wilderness College for a nine month wilderness survival, ethnobotony, naturalism,and permiculture design course.
I am currently in the midst of creating a sliding scale/donation based business to help people pursue biointensive gardens, anti-car bike maintenance, food forests, or any other odd jobs. I do not want the lack of money to keep people from having gardens or safely functioning bikes. Unfortunately i have to pay rent too.
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
York
Where did you hear about Transition Whatcom and how did you find our community network website?
Through a weekend permaculture design workshop.
Please note that you do not have to answer all of the above questions in order to join, and you can always come back later to edit your profile. If it's all too many questions for now, please provide a short answer below on why you'd like to join this site (or a summary of the above, if answered).
this seems more productive for networking than facebook

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Regenerative Farming and Gardening: Closing the Loop

Posted on December 10, 2013 at 11:24am 5 Comments

Regenerative Farming and Gardening: Closing the Loop

The most common conception in agriculture is to grow crops for market. What this model does not take into consideration is the…

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At 10:15am on February 11, 2014, Brian Kerkvliet said…

What would you do with a sorghum press? Hard to grow sorghum around here.

I just started a Salish seed group on facebook as a place to start organizing energy.

let me know what you find

At 10:12am on January 27, 2012, David MacLeod said…

Welcome Justin! Glad you joined us.

 
 
 

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