The Chemical-Free Food Movement Turning Dusty Land Into Fertile Paradise

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Media Type: Article - Recent

Date of Publication: September 5, 2018

Year of Publication: 2018

Author(s): John Vidal

Newspaper: Huffington Post


It’s called permaculture, and advocates say it could feed the world.


Kristof and Stacia Nordin’s 3.7-acre garden outside Lilongwe, in Malawi, is a food forest. Mango trees grow beside tall tamarinds, acacia, guavas, passion fruit and coconut palms. Below them are lemon and orange trees, tomatoes, blackjack, maize, and cassava. The ground is thick with pineapples and watermelon, and decomposing leaves and other plants cover a rich soil growing yams and sweet potatoes.

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