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Herbs for meate and medicine in North Carolina

An adapted version of a talk I gave at Duke Homestead State Historic Site in Durham, North Carolina, in June 2012. Continue reading

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Raising backyard ducks: Final thoughts (for now)

Much has changed since I first started raising ducks and chronicled my experiences here in 2002. To close it out — for now, at least — I stage a brief interview with myself about the experience of raising ducks. There’s also a movie. Continue reading

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Efficiency, waste, and backyard chickens

Most of the talk about reducing food waste focuses on big solutions and improving efficiency, but big solutions tend to create waste; in fact the pursuit of efficiency itself can create new kinds of waste even while limiting other kinds. Let me give just one example of why: Chickens. Continue reading

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