Monthly Archives: November, 2017

This is What Happens When You Decide To Create Your Own Food Security

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If you’re fed up reading labels in the grocery store trying to find some real food that won’t kill you, I feel your pain. Not to worry, there is a solution and it’s awesome. The truth is, you don’t need to depend on food corporations or the government to keep you healthy. Why would you want to anyways? All you need is a bit of space (provided you don’t live in a cave, in which case you’d have to settle on button mushrooms). Even if you have a small apartment or a small yard you can still grow quite a…

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Monsanto Has Known that Roundup is Carcinogenic for Decades

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Amazingly, Monsanto has a task force that intends to do damage control on the WHO report that glyphosate is a “probable carcinogenic”. They’re even sending their arm twisting agents to confront and challenge the WHO about the study from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a coalition of 17 experts from 11 countries who recently met in Lyons, France. The “probable carcinogenicity” category requires sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity where a causal relationship has been established between the agent and an increased incidence of malignant neoplasms in animals and/or humans, according to the USA Occupational Safety & Health Administration…

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Sugar Doesn’t Just Feed Cancer Cells it May Even CREATE Them

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First realize that even without being diagnosed with cancer, we all have at least a few cancerous cells floating around in our “inner terrain”. A decent immune system residing in a slightly alkaline or neutral pH inner terrain is able to fend them off and keep them from colonizing into tumorous masses. On the other hand, those who indulge primarily in the SAD (Standard American Diet), which includes lots of factory farmed meat and junk foods saturated with refined sugars or high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), which processed foods use even with their non-sweet products to keep you addicted, along…

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The Benefits of Hugelkultur

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Hugelkultur is a type of raised bed that does a fantastic job at holding moisture, allowing fertility, maximizing space and… well, I guess the list goes on and on! With this post, learn more about the practice of hugelkultur gardening and the many benefits that come with it. Pronounced hoo-gul-culture, the name of this practice means ‘hill culture’ or ‘hill mound.’ This practice makes use of dead branches, leaves and grass clippings by recycling them. To build a hugel bed, you must mound the yard waste, along with any compose, manure or other biomass you’ve got. Then, top the compound…

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Everything You Need For a 2 Acre Farm in One Shipping Container

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Brandi DeCarli and Scott Thompson have developed a way to fit an entire two-acre farm capable of feeding 150 people into a shipping container. Partnered with irrigation and solar companies, Farm From a Box is helping people in undeveloped areas find food security. With the lack of infrastructure to support local production in most areas, Farm From a Box is trying to make distribution a little more even by localizing food production. Localizing food production can empower people within communities to grow and sustain their own crop, having a better understanding of not only food production, but also…

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Guerrilla Grafting: Adding Fruit-Bearing Branches to Public Trees

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0osO1_FR_24 A group of guerrilla grafters are secretly grafting fruit-bearing scions onto ornamental, non-fruiting trees in San Francisco. For the past two years a group that calls themselves the Guerrilla Grafters have been working to bring edible trees back to the San Francisco streets. San Francisco is lined with pear, plum, and apple trees, so where is the fruit? Out of concern that the fruit would attract rodents and cause a mess, the city made sure to only plant sterile, non-fruiting trees. California is known to have many homeless and low-income people who cannot afford healthy fruit and produce. The…

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Grow Your Own Turmeric In a Pot

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With reports of contaminated, toxic turmeric products flooding store shelves, there is no better time to start growing your own. Turmeric is one of the healthiest, nutrient rich herbs you can eat. Learn how to grow your own turmeric at home. Turmeric can help prevent cancer, it eases arthritis symptoms, it can soothe an upset stomach, it can help the heart stay healthy, it’s a natural fat burner, it helps prevent Alzheimer’s, it can help lower cholesterol, and it can help treat depression! These are only a few of the many benefits of this amazing herb. Turmeric is…

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Companion Planting For The Home Garden

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When planning your garden, it is important to choose plants that grow well together. These friendly pairings will turn your garden into a diverse and thriving eco-system, filled with abundant healthy vegetables and plants. When it comes to gardening, people use many different techniques to grow healthy plants. Some gardeners might spray their plants with chemicals and use synthetic fertilizers to boost nutrients in the soil. Those who want to take more of an organic farming approach normally use natural pesticides and organic fertilizers to repel bugs and help plants develop resistance to overcome weeds. However, organic gardening can…

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Jujube Tree: The Easiest Tree You Will Ever Grow

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There is no other tree that can give so much pleasure for so little effort. The jujube tree is a member of the buckthorn family, or Rhamnacae. The plant originates in Syria and was distributed throughout the Mediterranean at least 3,000 years ago. Today it is a very popular tree to grow in China. This deciduous tree can grow up to 12 to 15 feet tall, but normally stay around 30 feet tall. The largest jujube tree in the United States lives in Fort Worth Botanical Garden and measures over 40 feet high and wide. Over time, the trees develop…

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Turn Your Balcony Into a Paradise With These Potted Trees

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Turn your city rooftop or balcony into an edible paradise by adding a beautiful array of potted fruit trees. As long as they are grown on a dwarfing rootstock, fruit trees can flourish in pots. You can ask a specialist supplier for advice on selecting the correct tree type for your balcony. Be sure to always check to see if you need more than one tree to ensure good pollination. Cherry trees, apricots, and peaches are self-fertile, meaning they will fruit on their own without needing a second tree. Other trees such as apples, and pears, need a partner to ensure…

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