Tag Archives: Gardening

  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 3/10 – Austerity Still Not Working, What If Women Ruled The World?

    by DailyDigest

    Sunday, March 10, 2013, 2:37 PM

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    • Elizabeth Warren: What Level of Criminality Will It Take to Shut Down a Bank, (Mr. President)?
    • Viewpoint: What if women ruled the world?
    • Max Keiser on Bitcoin Currency | Interview with Max Keiser
    • Gold Price “Weakness” Explained By The Ongoing Currency War
    • Austerity: Still Not Working
    • ‘Everyone’s a bit lost’: Carmakers think outside the box as electric dreams shatter
    • Tiny German village a model in country's energy revolution
    • Gardening Link Bomb
    • Invasive species hitchhiking to west coast on tsunami debris

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  • Daily Prep
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    Alone in the Wilderness

    An inspirational movie of resilience and living with less
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Thursday, February 7, 2013, 2:07 AM

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    I had the pleasure of watching Alone in the Wilderness this weekend and thought it would be a good addition to the DailyPrep section.  I think the words "Awesome" and "Wonderful" were used many times amongst the family while watching.  Here is a short clip from youtube to bring a smile to you face.

    Get Alone in the Wilderness on Amazon. Learn more about Dick Proenneke here.

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  • Daily Prep
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    10 Heirloom Seed Companies Pioneering a Revival

    Great sources for your resilient garden
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Thursday, January 31, 2013, 6:41 PM

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    A wonderful list of seed companies that are changing the availability and quality of seeds for the better. Grow a better garden this spring with localized heirloom varieties and try out some new and fun crops to shake things up. 

    http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/corporate-responsibility/10-businesses-pioneering-heirloom-seed-revival/

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  • What Should I Do?
    Garden Tour

    Touring a “Back to Eden” Garden

    Learning about an alternative gardening method
    by leslie pitts

    Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 4:48 AM

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    After taking the "red pill" and heading down the path of resiliency, growing your own food and becoming a gardener is a step many of us take and fall in love with. Some of us come from gardening and/or farming backgrounds and have years of experience with our hands in the soil.  Some say its a labor of love. We experiment, learn, and grow. It is always challenging and rewarding. Here I share a recent discovery of a gardening technique that has given me a better understanding of natural growing and hopefully better results with less effort. I would like to introduce the Back to Eden gardening method. 

    It’s hard to argue with the facts, and the fact is that the Back to Eden method of gardening is producing excellent results.  Paul Gautschi’s film, Back to Eden, provides all the information needed to get started, and viewers will find it peppered with quotes and anecdotes from the Bible, which are delightful enough even to the unreligious.  Between the Internet and word of mouth, Back to Eden farms are popping up all over the place.

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  • What Should I Do?
    Sliced tomato for saving seed

    How to Harvest and Save Tomato Seeds

    Simple steps for getting seeds for the future
    by threemealsfarm

    Thursday, September 20, 2012, 2:50 AM

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    With the waning of the blistering summer heat comes the end of the life cycle for many of the summer crops planted in the garden and produce available at the farmers market. This means it is time for harvesting seeds for the next growing season and saving the promise of delicious produce for years to come.

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  • Daily Prep
    USDA Organic Roots Archive

    Organic Roots Digital Collection

    Electronic collection of historic documents published before
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 8:39 PM

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    A fascinating and valuable resource to learn from and explore.  A look at our farming and agricultural heritage and a way to learn from past generations of resiliency builders. 

    From the USDA Organic Roots Website:

    About the Collection:
    Good information is a critical part of successful and sustainable agricultural production. The National Agricultural Library (NAL) possesses thousands of publications printed before synthetic fertilizer and pesticides became commercially available (around 1942) when farmers used methods that we would now call organic. Many of these publications contain state-of-the-art information and data that is still valuable to today’s organic and sustainable farmers. Digitization of these publications allows us to make this information available to those who do not possess the time or geographic proximity to search the library’s collection. In addition, digitization of this information ensures it will be preserved and available for generations. This project is being done in a series of phases covering a variety of topics including crop production, livestock production, and seed breeding, production and preservation.

    Organic Roots Website  |  Search Site

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