Tag Archives: garden

  • Podcast

    Joel Salatin: Better Food = A Better Future

    How sustainable food production boosts our ecology, economy & health
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 12:00 PM


    Since covid-19 first emerged, one of our continued recommendations has been to “start a garden”.

    The pandemic has exposed the fragility of our food supply chains, as well as the shortcomings of our global and national health authorities. So having more self-sufficiency when it comes to calories, as well as better nutrition to boost your immune system, just make good sense. Hence: start a garden.

    In this week’s podcast, we welcome back Joel Salatin.  Labeled by The Washington Post as “the most famous farmer in America”, Joel has spent his career advocating for sustainable farming practices and pioneering models that show how food can be grown and raised in ways that are regenerative to our topsoils, more humane to livestock, produce much healthier & tastier food, and contribute profitably to the local economy.

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  • Podcast

    Marjory Wildcraft: Growing Your Own Groceries

    How to turn your backyard into a food production system
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 4:14 PM


    Marjory Wildcraft, founder of The Grow Network and author of Grow Your Own Groceries, explains how we can contribute to the local food production movement by using our own windowsills, planters and backyards as a food production system.

    Even those with no prior experience can swiftly learn how to grow and raise a meaningful portion of their dietary calories.

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  • Insider

    Becoming Tomorrow’s Hero

    Act now to get yourself safely and smartly positioned
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, August 23, 2019, 5:00 PM


    Executive Summary

    • Clarify the specific outcomes you think are most important to prepare for
    • Models of regeneration (vs consumption/extraction)
    • High return-on-investment steps everyone should take
    • Make of yourself a model to inspire others

    If you have not yet read Part 1: Save The World By First Saving Yourself, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    I worry that almost nobody is ready for what’s coming.

    Not financially, not psychologically or emotionally. And not with respect to their current lifestyles.

    My decade-plus tracking the data leads me to conclude that:

    • Food insecurity will be part of my future.
    • Energy abundance will diminish over time
    • The financial system has enormous losses baked right in and they cannot be avoided
    • Our local city/town or communities will feel the impacts of the loss of purchasing power coursing through their veins. This ‘simplification’ will be very destructive to those unready or unable to adapt.
    • Either humans voluntarily stop putting too much carbon into the atmosphere or nature will force that outcome under far less favorable terms.
    • Travel will become quite limited and perhaps become an unaffordable luxury within the next couple of decades.

    Do you share these?

    If so, I don’t want to panic you. Quite the opposite. I want you to realize that while these are potential eventualities you can’t control, you can do plenty about how they’ll impact you.

    These are the smart responses virtually anyone can take that will offer you tremendous advantage against…. (Enroll now to continue reading)


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  • Insider

    The Antidote To This Insanity

    Taking your destiny into your own hands through direct action
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, July 26, 2019, 3:49 PM


    Executive Summary

    • Our complex economy is poised for a forced, painful simplification
    • The urgency to prepare for this inevitable Tipping Point
    • The actions I’m taking right now in my own life to prepare for this

    If you have not yet read Part 1: Overdosing On Crazy Pills, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    In the coming years and decades there will be hell to pay for society failing to properly assess the risks and re-align its priorities and activities accordingly.

    Collectively, our human nature is sabotaging us.  That’s my conclusion after exploring the biological underpinnings, as well as the limitations and realities, of our genetic programming.

    Since humans are wired for optimism, and strongly discount the future for the present, then short-term decision making is what we’ll get.

    Unfortunately, we need long-term decision making.  But because that’s currently ‘out of stock’ in today’s society, you need to do what you can at your own personal level.

    As I am fond of saying, when it comes to decision-making, I have great faith in individuals but almost no faith in groups.

    People, I trust.  Groups, not so much.

    The larger the group involved, the more suspect it becomes.  I’ll bet the founders of Google had the best of ‘non-evil’ intentions when they began.  But now the behemoth is busy spying for the government, helping to weaken and overthrow various foreign governments that are unfriendly to western business interests, and helping to rig domestic elections.

    Two guys doing pretty good.  Big giant powerful company becomes evil.  Stop me if you’ve heard that one before…

    So the following steps — which I’m taking myself —  are critical to…   (Enroll to keep reading)

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  • What Should I Do?
    Phil Williams

    Fall Gardening

    Prep your garden now.
    by Phil Williams

    Saturday, September 3, 2016, 5:32 PM


    Fall gardening is tricky for those of us in the north. The summer is warm and not conducive to propagating and growing cool season crops, fall is short, and the frosts come before Halloween.

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  • What Should I Do?
    Phil Williams

    All About Parsnips

    Tips for cultivation and use
    by Phil Williams

    Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 10:57 PM


    Parsnips are not typically found in home gardens, but they should be. Parsnips are root vegetables, related to carrots, but larger, and white in color. They are more cold hardy than carrots, and have a slightly stronger taste, and smell. I actually like parsnips better than carrots when cooked, as they are sweeter, and I prefer the smell of fresh parsnips to carrots.

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