Yearly Archives: 2014

Urban Farmer, Will Allen Grows One Million Pounds of Food in the Dead of Winter

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On just 3 acres they are producing 1,000,000 pounds of food each year! How are they doing this? -10,000 fish -300-500 yards worm compost -3 acres of land in green houses -Growing all year using heat from compost piles -Using vertical space A packed greenhouse produces a crop value of $5 Square Foot! ($200,000/acre). Now, just to be clear I am not growing power or Will Allen. Also, a pound of plant or fish product is not the same thing as edible food unless you process all parts of them for food. i.e. eating the fish bones and using…

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New Study: Alzheimer’s & Aluminum Link Can No Longer Be Ignored

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by DR. MERCOLA Aluminum has been long known to be neurotoxic, with mounting evidence that chronic exposure is a factor in many neurological diseases, including dementia, autism, and Parkinson’s disease. However, definitive scientific proof is difficult to establish due to the the lack of longitudinal studies, as well as pushback from industries that use aluminum in their products. Despite the shortage of conclusive studies, mounting scientific evidence leaves little room for doubt. Case in point: a new case study from Keele University in the UK unequivocally shows high levels of aluminum in the brain of an individual exposed to…

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Common Plant Compound Found to Reverse Lung Damage Associated with COPD

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“Given the high costs, both direct and indirect, associated with COPD, there is an urgent need to identify novel approaches to treat the disease,” said Avrum Spira, MD, MSc, professor of medicine at Boston University Medical Center. [1] The COPD Epidemic Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term that includes chronic bronchitis, emphysema, bronchiectasis, and asthma . But it most commonly describes two often overlapping and life threatening lung diseases: emphysema and chronic bronchitis. COPD is a progressively worsening debilitating lung disease that adversely affects breathing by obstructing airflow and causing lung tissue damage. COPD is…

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Apartment Tomatoes: How To Grow Tomatoes All Winter

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Tomatoes here, tomatoes there, tomatoes everywhere. When we’re adrift in a sea of tomatoes, why a column about growing more tomatoes? Think about the taste of those store-bought facsimiles you purchased last January and you have the answer. Those pale, hard, tasteless, imitations made you long for the real thing. This winter, you can have it. You don’t need a green thumb or a greenhouse to grow vine-ripened tomatoes indoors. “Window-sill” tomatoes will do well in 6-inch pots filled with good potting soil. You’ll also need the right tomato seed, seed starter mix, fertilizer, and plant stakes. Presto! Tomato salad…

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9 Foods to Plant Now for Fall Harvest

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There’s plenty of time to plant some great crops before the season is over. Whether you’ve got some garden space available after a summer harvest or haven’t planted anything yet, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. To plant for a fall harvest just clean out the old vegetable vines, till up your soil a bit and amend with some fresh compost. Then you can plant a variety of seeds in mid summer for a wonderful harvest in the fall and early winter. What to plant and when depends very much on where you live and when the first…

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