Keyword: food

    Mycelial Mayhem

    Mycelial Mayhem

    Growing Mushrooms for Fun, Profit and Companion Planting

    Most supermarket mushrooms are bland and boring; products of an industrial process which typically relies on expensive equipment and harmful pesticides. Many people would like to add more flavorful and diverse fungi to their diets, but lack the …

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    Seed Libraries

    Seed Libraries

    And Other Means of Keeping Seeds in the Hands of the People

    Historically, seed companies were generally small, often family-run businesses. Because they were regionally-based, they could focus on varieties well-suited to the local environment. A Pacific Northwest company, for example, would specialize in …

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    Eat Your Greens

    Eat Your Greens

    The Surprising Power of Homegrown Leaf Crops

    Our industrialized food system is failing us, and as individuals we must take more responsibility for our own health and food security. Leaf crops produce more nutrients per square foot of growing space and per day of growing season than any other …

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    The Emergent Agriculture

    The Emergent Agriculture

    Farming, Sustainability and the Return of the Local Economy

    Long embraced by corporations who are driven only by the desire for profit, industrial agriculture wastes precious resources and spews millions of tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere each year, exacerbating climate change and threatening …

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    Resilient Agriculture

    Resilient Agriculture

    Cultivating Food Systems for a Changing Climate

    Climate change presents an unprecedented challenge to the productivity and profitability of agriculture in North America. More variable weather, drought and flooding create the most obvious damage, but hot summer nights, warmer winters, longer …

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    Homemade for Sale

    Homemade for Sale

    How to Set Up and Market a Food Business from Your Home Kitchen

    From farm-to-fork and "Buy Local", to slow food and hand-made artisan breads, more people than ever are demanding real food made with real ingredients by real people. Widely known as "cottage food legislation", over 42 states and many Canadian …

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    Uprisings

    Uprisings

    A Hands-On Guide to the Community Grain Revolution

    If we want to reduce our environmental impact, build resiliency in our community and improve food security, it's up to us to make it happen. In many North American communities, the instrument of change is ... grain. Grain is the perfect metaphor for …

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