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    Daily Digest 2/5 – Jim Rickards On Inflation And Currency Wars, More Unemployed Stop Looking, Record Food Prices

    by DailyDigest

    Saturday, February 5, 2011, 3:44 PM

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    • Interview: Jim Rickards On Inflation And Currency Wars
    • Foreclosed Homeowners Go To Court On Their Own
    • Unemployment Rate Dips to 9% as More Quit Looking
    • Peak Oil And A Changing Climate
    • The Peak Oil Chronicles, Part 1: When The Giants Run Dry
    • Food Prices Worldwide Hit Record Levels, Fueled by Uncertainty, U.N. Says
    • A Food Manifesto For The Future

    Our ‘What Should I Do?’ guide has steps to cook, see & stay warm in times of power outage

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    Extending the Harvest in Your Home Garden

    by Tom Page

    Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 11:05 PM

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    One way to improve resiliency as well as quality of life is to grow your own vegetables locally. However, gardeners in northern climates are especially challenged by limited growing seasons. In this brief article I will show examples of how to easily extend and preserve the harvest and have fun doing it.

    Why Extend Your Harvest?

    Presently we can drive to the supermarket to get nearly anything we want even in winter. The fresh fruits and vegetables we see have often been grown thousands of miles away in a tropical climate and flown in using a lot of energy may not be so cheap or plentiful in the future. As well as potentially reducing dependence on energy, extending the harvest of your own foods has advantages including:

    • Less work and simpler than preserving by canning or freezing
    • Fresher, higher quality than canned
    • Less expensive than supermarket
    • Increased resiliency with the option to of a local food source
    • Controlling your own food sources is more pleasurable and rewarding

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