Finding a New Niche

Submitted by Ben Stallings on Wed, 04/28/2021 - 09:43

Since moving to Omaha in 2018, I've been slow to re-establish my permaculture consultancy here. On the one hand it's frustrating: I'm eager to make a difference! But on the other hand, there are a number of good reasons to take it slow. Here are some of them.

I'm not a rancher! What can I do to rebuild soil?

Submitted by Ben Stallings on Fri, 02/12/2021 - 17:40

I've decided to release the 2018 print edition of my 2017 book, I'm Not a Rancher! What Can I Do to Rebuild Soil? into the Creative Commons at

At just 34 pages plus endnotes, the book is a primer intended to address the frustration of home gardeners who have just learned that the best way to build soil is to intensively graze livestock on it. While that remains true, there are still plenty of things that can be done on the home scale!

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The Phosphorus Paradox with Dr. Christine Jones

Submitted by Ben Stallings on Thu, 12/10/2020 - 17:53

Dr. Christine Jones gave another mindblowing talk on Tuesday for the Green Cover Seed conference, this year via Zoom. Her topic was how phosphorus cycles in healthy and unhealthy soils, and why most farm soils already have more than enough phosphorus to last a century.