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Seed Libraries, Community-based Initiaties to Preserve and Protect Our Food Supply

by: Sara on 02/05/2015

Over the past few generations, multinational corporations have seized the lion's share of the seed market, squeezing out small, regional, family-run companies and causing biodiversity to suffer. In recent year, gardeners have come to realize the inherent danger in this situation. Seed saving is the first step on the road to reclaiming control of …

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The Nature of Permaculture

by: EJ on 12/11/2014

“Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labor; and of looking at plants and animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single-product system.” – Bill Mollison, founder of the Permaculture Institute

The …

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Peppermint Biscotti

by: EJ on 12/10/2014
Posted in: Cooking , Food , Guest Posts

Authors Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko share this recipe from their cook book, Farmstead Chef (farmsteadchef.com)

Biscotti are conversation starters, meant to be savored crunch by crunch, and not inhaled like softer cookies often are.  Despite having no Italian blood running through either of our families, we love both the crunch and conversation …

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Aquaponic Gardening: Growing Fish and Vegetables Together

by: Sara on 12/09/2014

Aquaponics is a revolutionary system for growing plants by fertilizing them with the waste water from fish in a sustainable closed system.On our ninth day of giving we offer you this blog from Sylvia Bernstein's the best selling author of, Aquaponic Gardening, A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Vegetables and Fish Together as well as a free download …

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Is there any way of living that doesn’t require death to sustain it?

by: Sara on 12/08/2014

Compassionate hunting may seem like an oxymoron to some, but after reading this excerpt from Miles Olson’s book, The Compassionate Hunter’s Guidebook: Hunting from the Heart,  you might change your mind. In today’s blog, Miles poses the tough question, “Is there any way of living that doesn’t require death to sustain it?”. The answer …

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