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I have launched a new free electronic magazine titled Stewardculture that advocates for a kind of agriculture that is God glorifying and focuses on regenerative approaches rather than degenerative. Here's how we describe it in the masthead:
Stewardculture magazine is a quarterly electronic magazine containing news, articles and features about regenerative farming and gardening that is God glorifying. Stewardculture seeks to promote Bible-based stewardship agriculture. This simply means we advocate for creation-friendly thinking that emphasizes the fact that we don’t own the Earth or even some small piece of it. Creation is simply a gift given to humans who are commanded to be its stewards as God’s representatives.
Here is a link for you to get a look at the first issue.
In this issue you'll find:
Cover story - raw milk as soil input?
The buzz is growing on use of raw milk as a soil amendment. Find out what farmers are saying about this unique approach.
From My Tractor Seat
Editor explains the rationale for launching a new agriculture e-zine is to promote stewardship-based agriculture and gardening.
Noah Sanders’ book Born-Again Dirt helps us all understand farming is to glorify God first, then feed people.
Kansas group has big idea to feed the world
The Land Institute is developing perennial grains that could change the face of agriculture.
Comfrey may be your new best friend
A mineral accumulator, a deterrent to weeds and it attracts pollinators. Your fruit trees will love comfrey.
Essay: What is the value of work?
Our editor claims that modern society has denigrated human labor to the point of making it seem wrong.
Three books to consider adding to your reading list.
Almost Manna: Can’t Miss Recipies
This issue’s recipe features an old-world approach to using your fresh zucchini: Amish Zucchini Bread.
Into the Barn
Does the Bible actually have something to say about bioengineering in agriculture? A short word study in Genesis has some interesting insights.
Here is the article line up
- Part one of Joel Salatin's 10 threads of farming success
- Book review of Sir Albert Howard's "An Agricultural Testament"
- Essay on the idea of finding God in our chores
- What does the creation account in Genesis reveal about God's intent?
- Step-by-step review of swale building in application
- One expert writes that eating meat is actually ethical
- Plus book recos and recipes
Here is what you'll find inside:
- Part 2 of a discussion on Joel Salatin's 10 threads of farming success
- Editor's essay on answering the question, "Is land alive?"
- Gene Logsdon's article about his thoughts on village farming
- An essay developed after a review of Wendell Berry's essay "Two Economies"
- Some can't miss recipes that feature rhubarb
- Some YouTube channel recommendations
- Guest columnist Jonathan Dodd begins his multi-part series on the idea of being children of the King and how that impacts our relationships with people, the land and its Creator
Hope you enjoy and share.
You'll find these headlines:
Soil science spelled it out a whole century ago by Gene Logsdon
Two trees and the One: Our place a multi-part series by Jonathan Dodd
And a next generation by Gabe Brown
Essay: Faith and farming, are they connected? by Dan Grubbs
Soil function was 'topic de jour' at small on-farm NRCS presentation by staff
If you like, you are welcome to pass on this free quarterly electronic magazine as far and wide as your hear desires!
I'm not a Christian by the way, though I used to be, and many of the ideas are still important to the way I think and feel.
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Long story made short, I've been enjoying reading through these. Thank you for the free information! I shared your issue 2 on facebook .
As for there being Christians on here, I know there's at least one (that being me ), and I'd venture to guess there's probably a lot more. They may not be regular posters. Or, more likely, they just don't talk about their faith because this is a permaculture site that's really big on "being nice," and talking about religion and faith--especially when off-topic--can easily get heated and get "apple cores" handed out!
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Thanks all for the comments. I wish I had more time to produce this magazine more frequently, but quarterly is all I can handle by myself at the moment.
Nicole, you're right, there are plenty of believers following these forums. Which is why I decided to take advantage of the "Religion and Spirituality" forum section so as to not make anyone mad, but still get the word out there in a legitimate place. Glad you're enjoying the issues and they will always and forever be free and online. If you ever need a PDF version for any friends that that don't have online access, holler.
Dale, I'm pleased you're enjoying the look and content of the magazine. I agree that if more Christian farmers would apply to the land the biblical principles they espouse, the world would be a better place.
Tyler, I so agree about stewardship. Which is why the magazine and my PDC consultancy have that in the name. I've seen too much harm to land and animals done in the name of "dominion" that is a clear indication that people don't know what that word and responsibility means. The idea of a kingly steward is a powerful model to follow.
God bless you all,