food production

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PJLambe
By PJLambe on Tue, Aug 14, 2018 - 11:26pm

Soil Testing Kit - Recommendations

Brand new to the group. During the past couple of months I have watched and read The Crash Course. And read Prosper.

I want to, at least on a very small scale, try to grow some of our own food. I want to start by testing my soil.

Can anyone recommend and relatively inexpensive, relatively easy to use, soil testing kit?

Thanks,

PJL

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New_Life
By New_Life on Mon, Mar 5, 2018 - 7:49am

Empty Shelves after recent snow...

After the minor recent snow and seeing the effect on our fragile food supply system got me thinking, wonder if anyone wanted to share any tips for food storage and preps? 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-43278380

How about some recommendations for good UK companies for long term supplies?

Top tips for long term storage?

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utahbengoshi
By utahbengoshi on Sat, Jul 9, 2016 - 3:49pm

Nice to meet you!

My wife, Becky, and I are happy to join this group! Looking forward to getting to know you all point do you live in the West Jordan area to build a place of greater self-resilience. Have done some but want to take it to a whole new level. We look forward to helping each other through the learning curves. 

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utahbengoshi
By utahbengoshi on Sat, Jul 9, 2016 - 3:49pm

Nice to meet you!

My wife, Becky, and I are happy to join this group! Looking forward to getting to know you all point do you live in the West Jordan area to build a place of greater self-resilience. Have done some but want to take it to a whole new level. We look forward to helping each other through the learning curves. 

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themccarthyfarm
By themccarthyfarm on Sun, May 1, 2016 - 10:10am

How to Grow Your Own Food

How to grow your own food

May 13th from 1:00 to $:00 May 14th 9:00 to 12:00

The idea of growing your own organic vegetables can be very appealing but knowing how to get started can be a challenge.  This class will do just that, get you started.  Here is a run down on some of the topics I hope to cover.

 

Ground preparation

Adding soil amendments

Planting seeds and transplants

What to plant and when

Starting seeds indoors

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themccarthyfarm
By themccarthyfarm on Sun, May 1, 2016 - 10:03am

Class on growing your own food

I want to let you all know that we are holding a "How to Grow Your Own Food" class May 13th and 14th.  The class is free.  Below is some information on the class.

 

How to grow your own food

May 13th from 1:00 to $:00 May 14th 9:00 to 12:00

 

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Michael_Rudmin
By Michael_Rudmin on Wed, Mar 2, 2016 - 7:59pm

Mushrooms, Micorrhizae, and garden trees

I can't quite say this is a how-to: I am trying to develop my processes.

I am getting ready to try to put in some trees, and I read that symbiotic (mycorrhyzae) mushrooms can really boost the growth and yield. Now, If I understand correctly, one common mycorhyzzal mushroom is the amanita. I really don't want to encourage amanitas. Someone sees a death-cap, and thinks it a straw mushroom, and that would be very bad.

So... what I'm intending to do is this:

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Wendy S. Delmater
By Wendy S. Delmater on Tue, Jun 23, 2015 - 2:03pm

Water Table/ Drought Discussion

USGS Auqifer Map

Wherever you are trying to grow food, you need water.

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SocratesR
By SocratesR on Sun, Apr 19, 2015 - 4:41am

a call to relocate to Europe

my argument is simple: mankind did not pop into existence a few thousand years ago. So what are you prepping for? A limited cataclysm did not wipe the Earth clean of people 13,000 years ago. It was much more serious than that. Our ancestors were neither suicidal, retarded, nor ignorant. And yet they were thrown into a new stone age (after building things like Puma Punku which we couldn't build today if we chose to).

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Jbarney
By Jbarney on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 - 7:54am

Hard Work Up In Vermont/Rewarding Experiences

Hi folks,

While these days of prepping, or the long months and years of having hints about a grim future can sometime get us down, I just wanted to share the experience I had yesterday and how rewarding it was.  I am of a mind that society can and will recover from collapse and many things built today can be reworked, in a more positive way, in the future.  Hard work today doesn't have to mean it will be harder in the future.