Grow your own… eggs!

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I’ve been wanting to get some backyard chickens for a few years now, but there were other things needing to be done first. Now, I’m just about ready to plunge in, and I thought I’d share a post that a friend of mine wrote for me a few years ago. Chickens are good for gardens [...]

Backyard Party Eating

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s pretty much officially backyard party, outdoor eating season. In celebration of that here are a few seasonal recipes for you to enjoy on these glorious summer nights. All are vegetarian, and use typical early summer ingredients that you can hopefully find at your local farmer’s market. [...]

Buycott. An app to help you know who makes that product on the shelf.

Recently, I was stunned to learn that one of my favorite cereal manufacturers was one of a few “organic” manufacturers behind a lobbying effort to ban labeling of GMOs. I”ll admit, it was really frustrating, and I felt like I didn”t even know what to buy anymore. Today, I learned about Buycott, and I hope [...]

A Wholesome Oasis in the Food Desert

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Two weeks ago, my local farmer”s market opened for the year with it”s usual crowds of people hungry for good, locally grown produce. For me, this is a sight which almost always brings me to tears. As few as 15 years ago in this area you couldn”t get a decent fresh vegetable for miles, and [...]

Save the Bees!

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When you think about animals vital to human survival, bees and their fellow pollinators are right at the top of the list. Without bees, crops don’t grow, and we don’t get to eat real food. For a few years now, researchers and gardeners alike have been wringing their hands over the mass disappearance of so [...]