Pigeon Towers: A Low-tech Alternative to Synthetic Fertilizers

Pigeon Towers: A Low-tech Alternative to Synthetic Fertilizers

Many societies, ancient and contemporary, have innovated ways of supplying their fields with fixed nitrogen and phosphorus—two crucial ingredients for crop productivity. One is crop rotation, which alternates nitrogen-fixing and nitrogen-exhausting crops. Farmers around the world make use of chickens, ducks, and geese to add 

THE DESERT IS A STATE OF MIND CAST OVER THE EARTH

THE DESERT IS A STATE OF MIND CAST OVER THE EARTH

The desert is an invention, a creation of emptiness in the plentitude of existence, an introduction of barrenness into the fecundity of being. However dry this biome, it is never entirely vacant. Besides containing rocks or sand, the actual desert from Atacama to the Sahara