By Cassius Methyl
Public attention recently turned to an organic garden in Atlanta that is designed to feed displaced people healthy food and establish a routine exercise in self-sufficiency—a... [...]
I love growing my own vegetables. I spend many fulfilling hours outside every summer, tending to my plants, nurturing my soil, and babying things along, with the birds for music and a basket full of delicious organic food to show for it each day.
Except this year. This year, my garden is a flop.
Daisy’s 2015 garden catastrophe
It’s pretty embarrassing to admit on my own website that my garden is not doing diddly squat this year. I am normally pretty good at growing food (or just extr [...]
Bill Stephenson got the surprise of his life when he found someone's ashes buried beneath his lawn. The 70-year-old, who had lived at his house in Co ... [...]
Ségolène Royal, French Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy. Image source.
by Agence France-Presse
Paris: French Ecology Minister Segolene Royal announced today a ban on the sale of popular weedkiller Roundup from garden centres, which the UN has warned may be carcinogenic.
The active ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, was in March classified as “probably carcinogenic to humans” by the UN’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (I [...]
(NaturalNews) There are many good reasons to grow your own food. You'll save money while eating healthier, and you'll have the unmatched pleasure of eating flavorful ripe vegetables, fruits and herbs that taste much better than anything you can buy in the supermarket.You'll also... [...]
(NaturalNews) When the SHTF, those with the means of growing their own food will have the best shot at survival. However, in a post-apocalyptic world or simply a society that has suffered an economic collapse, anything you are able to grow will be a tempting target for roving marauders... [...]
(NaturalNews) Natural pest control is actually less expensive than using pesticides, and it's safer for your garden, your family, wildlife and the environment. Each year North American homeowners use a staggering 136 million pounds of pesticides on lawns, gardens and inside their... [...]
Growing your own organic food is extremely gratifying, but adding recycling to the mix is like winning the lottery two days in a row. When you mix the self-sustaining practice of growing your own food with the environmentally supporting habit of recycling, you are helping the world two-fold, and you get some tasty offerings in the process.
Here are 5 ways to incorporate recycling into your gardening habit:
1. If you don’t use a clothesline – don’t throw away the lint from your dryer [...]
The Three Sisters Garden Every American knows that a stand of well-grown sweet corn is a delight to the eye, as well as to the ear when it rustles in the wind. The classic mix of squash, beans, and corn is tricky to achieve in such a manner that the squash gets sufficient light […] [...]
Sometimes I think that the next Revolutionary War will take place in a vegetable garden.
Instead of bullets, there will be seeds. Instead of chemical warfare, there will be rainwater, carefully collected from the gutters of the house. Instead of soldiers in body armor and helmets, there will be back yard rebels, with bare feet, cut-off jean shorts, and wide-brimmed hats. Instead of death, there will be life, sustained by a harvest of home-grown produce. Children will be witness to these ba [...]
(NaturalNews) Finally, spring is here! Warmer weather and lots of sunshine has many of us already thinking about this year's garden, including what we are going to plant and when. Unless you're a bona fide expert, most of us experience a few setbacks when planting each spring, some... [...]
Sometimes I think that the next Revolutionary War will take place in vegetable garden battlefields, all across America.
Instead of bullets, there will be seeds. Instead of chemical warfare, there will be rainwater, carefully collected from the gutters of the house. Instead of soldiers in body armor and helmets, there will be backyard guerrillas, with bare feet, cut-off jean shorts, and wide-brimmed hats. Instead of death, there will be life, sustained by a harvest of home-grown produce. C [...]
(NaturalNews) Using repurposed materials for your home garden is a win-win. Not only are recycled materials more sustainable and better for the environment, but they also add a rustic-looking, decorative touch to your garden.Currently, one of the most popular gardening trends... [...]
(NaturalNews) (Natural News) (Press release) Texas inventor and science lab director Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") has publicly launched 3D printable parts and instructions for making your own self-watering float valve, the key component in non-electric hydroponic grow systems.The automatic... [...]
Your reading SPP081 Prepare Your Garden Battle Plan a post from: Survivalist Prepper .net by Dale Goodwin if you enjoyed the post you can follow me on Facebook and Google +
This week Lisa and I talk about preparing your garden battle plan. Even though it’s the middle of winter and there is snow on the ground in most places there are some things we can do now to get ready for the coming gardening season.
Getting your garden planned out now and starting some of the things now like composting [...]
(NaturalNews) When most people accidentally cut or scrape themselves, the first item they reach for is a store-bought bandage. After all, they're convenient; just pluck them out of a box, peel off the protective covering and slap them on. Plus, many of them come in bright colors or... [...]
(NaturalNews) Creating a vegetable garden is not only about enjoying tasty foods in a convenient manner but about having access to foods that are safe for consumption. Considering all of the pesticides that are typically used in growing the many vegetables that are sold in markets... [...]
The youth prisoners in 4 Santiago, Chile detention centers come largely from barrios where there is a huge extreme of income inequality and a lack of positive role models. This doesn’t matter to a man named Gabriel from Colectivo Sustento, who urged the Chilean Juvenile Justice service to allow him to create an organic gardening/theatre program for young inmates.
Gabriel is called a ‘robin hood’ for many reasons; among them is his ability to explain sustainable gardening and farming method [...]
Oops! Apparently Queen Elizabeth II has been growing mushrooms with psychoactive effects in her garden. We’re going to go ahead and presumre that it was accidental.
The mushrooms were discovered on the grounds of Buckingham Palace, the home of Queen Elizabeth. Celebrity gardener, because apparently that’s a thing in the UK, Alan Titchmarsh spotted the red and white Amanita Muscaria while filming a program for ITV, a UK broadcaster.
“There are several hundred fungi species in th [...]
What’s one way to keep your local waterways cleaner and beautify an urban landscape all at once? Plant gardens, of course. New York City boroughs like Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens have taken on an ambitious project and planted more than 250 gardens to make NYC’s concrete jungle a little more aesthetic – and to protect local waterways.
Little oases of flowers, grasses, and small trees have been popping up all over NYC with the aid of a 20-year, $2.4 billion dollar project meant to [...]
(NaturalNews) You may not think it a worthwhile endeavor to grow culinary herbs indoors, or outdoors for that matter. After all, a quick trip to most food stores will usually allow you to come back with the spices you need. But how fresh are they and have they been irradiated?There... [...]
(NaturalNews) While some states and cities have permitted medical marijuana use and individual pot plant growing for medical marijuana use, a few have even eased up on enforcing recreational marijuana use, even completely allowing it. But most states still consider "illegal" to be... [...]
(NaturalNews) Rather than pluck weeds from the lawn or the cracks of sidewalks, many people are instead eating them and enjoying a range of health benefits as a result.Dandelion greens, for example, are becoming more of a common sight in the produce aisle. In fact, so beneficial... [...]
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This little YouTube gem is loaded with succinct advice you can apply to your garden – whether you are just beginning, or have already established your green thumb.
Among the best advice is how to use water wisely – collecting rainwater (the best source) when possible, using Clay Garden Ollas to accumulate ‘sweated’ atmospheric water right into your garden, and some strategies for filtering out toxins like fluoride and chlorine when u [...]
Herbs are some of my favorite plants to grow. Every year, I load my garden full of them, and when the winter time comes, I take a bunch of strong clippings and plant them in smaller pots so to have my herbs all year round. Some herbs you should start in water, others grow fine planted in soil. Here’s what we start in water:
All four, if put in water, will start to grow roots within a week. Once you have a good root system going, plant in soil and it’ll take [...]
(NaturalNews) Cough up a hundred bucks at the Olive Garden website and you too can participate in 7 weeks of gorging yourself on unlimited pasta. As a P.R. stunt, Olive Garden is selling 1000 "Never Ending Pasta Passes" that allow customers to consume unlimited quantities of pasta... [...]
Family Garden Doctor Host: Jim Kennard In this program Jim Kennard, the show host will also be the instructor. To some Mr. Kennard makes an astounding claim – if you will learn what he has to teach you and follow his instruction, you can increase you garden yield by ten times! Outrageous? Listen to what he has to say, go to the Food For Everyone web site to learn all that you can and then put him to the test. What if he's right? This is one bet you really want to loose. Even if you only get fi [...]
Stories like this really get my blood boiling. Anymore, when I hear the words “big government” I don’t think of Washington D.C., I think of city halls in cities around America telling people what they can and can’t do on their own property. I could see why they might not want you to grow opium in your front yard (or back yard for that matter) but this is getting ridiculous.
For 17 years, Tom Carroll and Hermine Ricketts happily tilled the soil in their front yard and plan [...]