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Shop the “Clean Fifteen”

Want to avoid toxins on your food?
Monday, March 9, 2015, 2:06 PM

Here is a list of the conventionally grown produce deemed by the Environmental Working Group as the “Clean Fifteen” for 2015.  Learn which foods can be purchased to reduce your pesticide exposure and save some money in the process as well.

http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/want-avoid-toxins-your-food-shop-clean-fifteen.html

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Photo by Stacy Newgent

Growing Mushrooms at Home

The PF Tek Method
Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 2:13 PM

An interesting technique to growing mushrooms at home (Shiitake and Oyster) using the PF Tek method that is great for beginners.  Article adapted from the book: The Essential Guide to Cultivating Mushrooms by Stephen Russell.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/growing-mushrooms-at-home-ze0z1502zcwil.aspx?PageId=1

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Buying A Shipping Container

9 Things You Need To Know BEFORE You Buy
Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 5:07 PM

Thinking about making a tiny house out of a shipping container?  Inspired by the latest prefab house design?  Here are 9 things you should consider before you buy a cargo shipping container.

http://www.offgridworld.com/10-things-you-need-to-know-before-you-buy-a-container/

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© Margaret Badore. Decorated tiffins.

11 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Waste

Little steps to keep plastic waste out of your environment
Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 2:24 PM

Learn about 11 different ways you can reduce the plastic use and waste in your life and help your local and global communities be less burdened with plastic waste management. 

http://www.treehugger.com/green-home/11-easy-ways-reduce-your-plastic-waste-today.html

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7 DIY Seed Pots

From common household items for starting seeds indoors
Monday, March 2, 2015, 9:53 PM

7 wonderful ways to use common household items (some people call it trash) to serve as seedling pots and grow containers.  Get a jumpstart with your indoor seed starting with these great ideas.

http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/diy-seed-pots-common-household-items-starting-seeds-indoors.html

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Edible Wild Plants

Wilderness Survival Guide
Friday, February 27, 2015, 6:01 PM

A great infographic on the various plants one can find in the wilderness to survive on and consume in emergency situations.

http://www.survival-spot.com/survival-blog/eat-wilderness-survival-guide/

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Ingrid Pullen Photography

8 Ways to Use Chickens in the Garden

Great ways chickens can help out
Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 7:49 PM

If you are contemplating the idea of getting started with backyard chickens, here are a number of great ways chicken can help in your garden and build better soil.

www.theprairiehomestead.com/2015/02/chickens-in-the-garden.html

Also check out the Backyard Chicken Group for other ideas and interesting conversations. » Read more

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Pantry Food Storage

Pantry Items That Expire Way Before You Think They Do

Food storage time frames to keep track of
Monday, February 23, 2015, 8:43 PM

Learn about these 7 food items that have a shorter than expected shelf / storage life. 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/23/pantry-items-expire_n_6723068.html

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Flow Hive

Flow Hive

Honey on Tap Directly From Your Beehive
Monday, February 23, 2015, 5:25 PM

Check out this new and innovative honey bee frame design that allows for easy access and extraction of honey from the hive.  The Flow Hive design team have now launched their Indiegogo funding page that will give you more information and the opportunity to invest and acquire the first flow hive systems. 

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/flow-hive-honey-on-tap-directly-from-your-beehive

Also check out our Beekeeping Group page to learn and exchange ideas.

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(AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Scientists discover what’s killing the bees

and it’s worse than you thought
Friday, February 20, 2015, 9:10 PM

A new study and data set that points to the causes of the recent massive die off of honey bees and CCD. Take notice and take action to protect these most important pollinators.

http://qz.com/107970/scientists-discover-whats-killing-the-bees-and-its-worse-than-you-thought/