Wake Up Call

Wake Up Call

While the corporate-owned U.S.  government continues to push for using more chemicals and petroleum-based farming practices such as GMOs and monoculture crops, the UN is once again calling for a return to more sustainable, natural and organic growing practices. Time to get back to our roots. We can still progress and move forward, using the(…)

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66 Things to Grow Indoors

66 Things to Grow Indoors

Here’s a great blog post about growing food indoors. Includes some wild pictures of three foot tall fruit trees! It seems that the apple trees are able to sense the amount of space they have to grow and start flowering (i.e. spitting out fruit) almost immediately. Would be great to see some simple permaculture approaches(…)

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Year Round Greenhouse – No Heating Bills

Year Round Greenhouse – No Heating Bills

While I’m a vegetarian who is concerned about exploiting animals for food (which isn’t necessary to maintain proper health) I would much rather see this kind of fish operation than the way the oceans are being vacuumed by the corporate fish industry. In addition, this video shows some ingenious use of vertical greenhouse farming that(…)

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Sustainability is the new sexy

What sex was to the Sixties, sustainability is to the 2010s. Or so says a study conducted by Montreal’s Concordia University: The cultural revolution a generation ago in the 1960s was all about sex. Now, the latest research shows, it’s all about sustainability. Not as titillating a revolution, perhaps, but the outcome is sure important(…)

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Good News in the Fight Against GE Foods

Every now and then we get some good news. Happily it’s not all gloom and doom! The Center for Food Safety reported this week that the U.S. Court of Appeals would uphold an earlier ruling over the impacts of Monsanto’s genetically engineered “Roundup Ready” sugar beets. The previous rulings that favor farmers and conservation advocates(…)

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A Wolf in (Theoretically Organic) Sheeps Clothing

Whole Foods markets itself as the safe, healthy alternative. Unfortunately the facts don’t speak for themselves. Here are two contrasting quotes obtained from Organic Consumers: “The reality is that no grocery store in the United States, no matter what size or type of business, can claim they are GE-free. While we have been and will(…)

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New info about composting

Some recent site updates included content changes in a few areas, so we wanted to highlight them with a note on the homepage. First up is a brand new page about compost bins for sale that reviews the various types of bins on the market. Secondly we added a new section in the worm composting(…)

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Organic Called More Productive, Drought Resistant and Better For Soil

Anyone that believes in organic food already knows this intuitively, but it’s nice to get scientific confirmation, especially when encountering the Great Brainwashed (those that think giant, corporate factory farming is more productive). The Rodale Institute has been doing side-by-side comparisons of conventional and organic farming plots growing soybeans and corn for nearly 30 years(…)

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