Instructor: Jim Phillips (view profile)
Guest: Carol Deppe
The production of food from gardens and farms is critically linked to weather and climate. For the past several generations we’ve been able to plant when and where we do because of long-term climate and weather patterns. As gardeners and farmers, we have learned to work within the context of this period of stability. We’ve simply come to expect these same kind of climatic and weather conditions to continue indefinitely.
We’re in for wilder and more erratic climatic/weather conditions in the coming years and decades. It’s vital that we expand our perspective and learn (actually relearn) how to produce food in wilder weather. A study of history tells us that we must adapt or suffer even more than past societies have.
Gardening for Increasingly “Weirding” Weather
Originally broadcast January 3, 2012
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