Results for food
- Connecticut is on the move to Label GMO's
Just an alert to those who are interested in the fight to label GMO foods - The Connecticut Legislature is in the throes of creating a GMO labeling bill. Public testimony (on many Public Health Bills, but predominantly on the GMO bill) went until 2 am ...
Discussion - MustardSeed - Mar 29 2013 - 10:37pm - 1 comment - 0 attachments
- Dealing with a late-spring frost
Okay, Punxsutawney Phil , there were more weeks of winter than you promised. I planted my seeds when the seed packet said to, after the usual date of the last frost. But there have been hard frosts since the seeds sprouted, and despite my best ...
Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - Mar 27 2013 - 2:59pm - 7 comments - 0 attachments
- potato tower
Adam Taggart is using a potato tower this year: Here are cross-posted instructions, along with a link to the WSID food-growing section . Potato tower: encouraging preliminary results A started a potato tower a ...
Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - Mar 20 2013 - 9:15am - 5 comments - 0 attachments
- FOR THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE A FREE DIY AQUAPONICS MANUAL
Aloha All! There are NO POSTS visible to me now, for some reason. If you've requested the manuals, please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org , and reference our group or Peak Prosperity, and which manual you would like to ...
Discussion - Friendly Aquaponics - Mar 1 2013 - 5:07am - 2 comments - 0 attachments
- Homegrown Pork
I read many years ago about raising pigs in movable pens and I saw how a friend of mine raises chickens in chicken tractors. So I decided to try with pigs. At the same time another friend was raising Glouchestershire pigs also known as Old Spot. They ...
Discussion - threehhorse - Feb 21 2013 - 11:30am - 5 comments - 0 attachments
- Corporations Grabbing Land and Water Overseas
From Scientific American: Preparing for Water Wars & Food Wars? As a growing population stresses the world's food and water supplies, corporations and investors in wealthy countries are buying up foreign farmland and the ...
Discussion - Dave Barnett - Feb 15 2013 - 3:53pm - 3 comments - 0 attachments
- Southwest PA Resiliency and Self-Sufficiency
(community, energy, food, gardening, permaculture, security, Skills Development) economy,energy,environment,prepare,crash course,Chris ...
Group - havenseeker - Feb 20 2013 - 11:14pm - 0 comments
- TODAY - Wed 1/30 Potluck get together with sustainable-focused folks
Today,( Wed Jan. 30th) the Petaluma Grange is hosting a community potluck at The Seed Bank . It's focus is to support small farmers, to education, to legistate, to build community and network. It starts at 5:30 and will go until 7:30. ...
Event - FarmersWife - Jan 30 2013 - 2:05pm - 1 comment - 0 attachments
- Permaculture Egg Production
Permaculture Egg Production is of interest. Eggs are high quality protein in a small package! The goal is to design a system where the hens thrive on what is produced locally on the land, without external inputs. I am not there yet, but keep getting ...
Discussion - B100 - Jan 28 2013 - 7:02pm - 15 comments - 0 attachments
- Mixing layer & meat birds?
Very new to chickens but planning on starting as the winter breaks. My plan is to build a mobile coop and electric net fence to provide fresh pasture. I would like to run both layers and meat birds. Does anyone have thoughts on running them ...
Discussion - jturbo68 - Jan 27 2013 - 9:36pm - 3 comments - 0 attachments
- Growing Your Food
With the planting season quickly approaching, what are some suggestions on types of fruits, vegetables and herbs do you recommend growing?? Which foods can be preserved best and keep for a longer amount of time?? I understand that this answer can vary ...
Discussion - BeccaLeigh - Jan 30 2013 - 11:35pm - 2 comments - 0 attachments
- Cottage Food Bill translated into Action!
Free Talk: The Petaluma Seed Bank "The Homemade Food Act Implications" What does it mean for Starting Your Own Cottage Food Industry, ...
Event - FarmersWife - Jan 9 2013 - 9:07pm - 3 comments - 0 attachments
- Long Term Food Storage/Bulk Food Suppliers UK
Hello UK. I thought I would start a discussion on Long Term food storage & Prepping, in an attempt to create a useful resource for people in UK. This is just a starter to get people to add their useful information to the discussion and ...
Discussion - Abu Hudhayfah - Dec 29 2012 - 6:44am - 1 comment - 0 attachments
- The Healthy Table
The goal of the group is to explore and share knowlege and experiences with cooking and food preparation. The primary focus will be on how we all can work towards eating healthier and building resiliency through our diets and lifestyle choices. So ...
Group - jasonw - Jan 31 2013 - 11:50am - 0 comments
- Short term food store
In the event of possible food disruption, it would be prudent to prapare a strategy that is viable and cost-effective. The amount of food that is sensible to store should be in direct correlation to the numbers of people, and the space available, If ...
Discussion - Project67 - Dec 3 2012 - 6:05pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments
- Winter gardening: cold frames and greenhouses
Here are your choices for growing things in the cold weather. Greenhouse: This is perhaps the priciest of the choices, but the further north you live, the more it makes sense. From Wikipedia : A greenhouse (also called a ...
Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - Nov 20 2012 - 10:03am - 9 comments - 0 attachments
- Wood chips in a garden
I was speaking with my neighbor and he was telling me about using wood chips on his garden. What he does is leave a thick layer of chips over his garden and then to weed he just walks around with a rake and moves the chips to cover any weeds thus ...
Discussion - OptOut - Nov 6 2012 - 1:50am - 1 comment - 0 attachments
- why we need organics
A very insigthful article in the NY Times , in their Green Blog, talks about Superweeds and Superpests - the legacy of pesticides and herbicides. Here's a fair-use excerpt: The rapid adoption of a single weed-killer for the vast ...
Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - Oct 6 2012 - 5:50pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments
- Resilent Life Seed Exchange
This is a discussion where those who have extra seeds will share with those who want to try a new crop in their kitchen garden. Anything from companion plantings to keep off bugs to beans to what have you? Post what you have extra of, or want, and ...
Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - Oct 2 2012 - 4:09pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments
- Crazy about nuts
Let's go a little nuts here. When you're planning your food resilliency and garden, you need to think about producing fats and oils, and protien. Beans may provide protien, but they are annuals (need planted every year). Nut trees, on the ...
Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - Sep 22 2012 - 5:04pm - 3 comments - 0 attachments