In the mid-1940s the United States government asked the people to plant edible gardens to help support the downwardly spiraling economy and the war effort. During that time millions of people all over the country planted gardens called “Victory Gardens” and harvested nearly one-third of all the vegetables consumed in the country. That means 33% of…
There is a solution to many of the problems we are facing from the individual to the Earth, now and for the future. Grow Food That solution is to Grow Food, not just any food, regenerative food. Food that heals the people, the land, the community, and the future. This is the message, but for…
The Fall season is upon us and it is never too late to grow some amazing food! The Fall garden is one of my favorites. The weather is comfortable, the kale is sweeter, and the carrots will ruin your ability to ever enjoy another store bought carrot. Yep, it is true. Just grow your own and forget the store carrots anyways!
Building Your Garden. Now that you have the foundational knowledge of starting your garden from my previous post, I want to share with you some different techniques for building garden beds! From digging, to no digging, to containers, there is something here to fit your needs.
How to Start a Vegetable Garden From Scratch Do you have a backyard garden? Do you have a backyard? Do you have any yard at all? If yes, great! If you don’t have a garden, is there something that has been holding you back?
You Say Kombucha, I Say Bokashi – A Different Kind of Homebrew. Looking for something fun to do this fall? Do you home school? Well, check this out! If anyone is into fermentation, then this one is for you! I mean, not actually you – that is, I wouldn’t recommend you eat it, at least not directly.
Crickets Over Cows! Why YOU Should Eat Bugs. Before getting squeamish, hear me out! ^_^ Entomophagy, the practice of eating insects, is nothing new. People all over the world have been eating insects as a regular part of their diets for millennia!
Food security is serious and if we want it, we have to make it happen for ourselves and our community. The great thing about gardening is that ANYONE can do it. Especially children, it just comes naturally to them.
Garden As If Life Depends On It. People and nutrition are cool and all, but now it is time for me to give some attention to the ecosystem around us. Wildlife, to be specific. Imagine waking up one morning to go to the grocery store to find that there are no longer anymore in your area, you have to drive three towns over to find one.
Are you having trouble getting your kids to eat their vegetables? Are you having trouble getting yourself to eat your veggies? Fruits and vegetables don’t taste as good as they used to. As mentioned in a previous post, this is because the minerals and life in the soil have been depleted