Did anyone attend this workshop on drought-proofing your farm? Australian permaculture expert Darren Doherty explained how keyline plowing and other practices can improve soil and water conservation. Thanks Backyard Abundance for the great photo! You can listen to Doherty give a lecture here: http://tinyurl.com/bdjco2q
The Leopold Center is a research and education center on the campus of Iowa State University created to identify and reduce negative environmental and social impacts of farming and develop new ways to farm profitably while conserving natural resources. The Center's work is focused in these initiatives - ecological systems research, marketing and food systems research, policy research and cross-cutting research that bridges all areas (water, energy, soil and alternative farming systems).