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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 ...

Discussion - PJLambe - Aug 14 2018 - 10:26pm - 3 comments - 0 attachments

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 ...

Discussion - New_Life - Mar 5 2018 - 6:49am - 4 comments - 0 attachments

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 ...

Discussion - utahbengoshi - Jul 9 2016 - 2:49pm - 18 comments - 0 attachments

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 ...

Discussion - utahbengoshi - Jul 9 2016 - 2:49pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

How to Grow Your Own Food

How to grow your own food May 13 th  from 1:00 to $:00 May 14 th  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 ...

Event - themccarthyfarm - May 1 2016 - 9:10am - 1 comment - 0 attachments

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 13 th  from 1:00 to $:00 May 14 th ...

Event - themccarthyfarm - May 1 2016 - 9:03am - 2 comments - 0 attachments

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, ...

Discussion - Michael_Rudmin - Mar 2 2016 - 6:59pm - 14 comments - 0 attachments

Water Table/ Drought Discussion

USGS Auqifer Map Wherever you are trying to grow food, you need water. One of the chief reasons I relocated to my present location was the healthy aquifer. Yes, I am in an area with much lower population density; but that's ...

Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - Jun 23 2015 - 1:03pm - 3 comments - 0 attachments

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 ...

Discussion - SocratesR - Apr 19 2015 - 3:41am - 5 comments - 0 attachments

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 ...

Discussion - Jbarney - Mar 15 2015 - 6:54am - 2 comments - 0 attachments

Expats and the Uprooted

This group is for the uprooted, the expatriots, the unemployed, single or homeless and for those who would help us in our efforts to become resilient. All of us will have to face the realities of failing markets at the same time, but we are not all ...

Group - Pinkie B - Dec 28 2014 - 11:17pm - 0 comments

Overwintering vegetables: Tree Collards

Tree collards: Brassicaolercea oleracea With a flavor like kale, and a host of nutrients, Collard greens are a staple food in the American South, where they are typically cooked with ham or bacon . But tree collards have been an ...

Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - Nov 24 2014 - 11:14pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Weekend Along The Farm Trails - Free Event

Good Food. Good Farmers. Good Fun. On Saturday and Sunday, September 27th and 28th, Sonoma County farmers will open their gates and barn doors to offer a behind-the-scenes peek at life on the farm. Most of the stops are FREE. All you need is ...

Event - suziegruber - Sep 24 2014 - 3:10pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Moles eating my garden...help!

I live in NW Connecticut and I am having a terrible problem with moles around and under my garden. I need suggestions to make them leave. I'm not interested in poisons because of my chickens and pets and if I tried those moles killing traps my kids ...

Discussion - thebrewer - Jul 30 2014 - 2:20pm - 9 comments - 0 attachments

Malaysia Peak Prosperity

To share, support and inspire our profound experiences for like minded individuals. (agriculture, Chris Martenson, community, energy, event, farming, food, food ...

Group - Ian Siow - Jul 20 2014 - 1:07pm - 0 comments

Seed Saving Strategies

Squash seeds, drying Certain vegetables have seeds you can save and plant next year. Some of these have been shown to be valuable enough to the home gardener to have been saved for a hundred years or more. These proven,  seeds are typically ...

Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - Jul 19 2014 - 8:59pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Summer gardens

Use this thread to tell us what your garden is producing, and what you are planting - plus any problems or lessons learned. I'll go first - we got our first tomatoes today. Green beans, jalapenos, green bell peppers, onions and wax beans are ...

Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - Jul 17 2014 - 6:54pm - 1 comment - 0 attachments

Foot - Powered Wheat Thresher

Want to grow your own wheat or other grain, but feel stumped by how to thresh it? Sylvan Foot - Powered Threshers sells an efficient, portable human-powered grain thresher that is affordable for family farms and  small-scale growers.  You can see the ...

Discussion - Sylvan Foot-Pow... - Jul 11 2014 - 9:55am - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Upside-Down Tomatoes

Last year our tomatoes had a problem with a bacterial wilt. It was either verticillium or fusarium wilt--even the agricultural cooperative extension was not sure which--but the cure was the same in either case: soil solarization. Right now we are ...

Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - Apr 15 2014 - 9:47am - 4 comments - 0 attachments

Edible Perennial Flowers

Violets Just a flower garden? Think again. One of the least-mentioned topics in home food production is growing edible flowers. You cannot live on them alone, of course, but if your homeowner’s association or condo board has a restriction ...

Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - Apr 9 2014 - 4:10pm - 1 comment - 0 attachments