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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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Five Foraged Foods You Probably Have in Your Backyard: Adventures in Learning Not to Starve on Sundays

by: Sara on 09/08/2014

Today's blog post comes to us from Wendy Brown, author of Surviving the Apocalypse in the Suburbs and co-author with her her husband Eric, of Browsing Nature's Aisles, A Year of Foraging for Wild Food in the Suburbs. This post fits in with our Meatless Mondays post, even though it's about, as Wendy and Eric's daughter refers to it - Starving …

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How are you celebrating National Farmers Market Week 2014?

by: Alina on 07/31/2014

It goes without saying that we are always celebrating our local farmers and our local farmers markets. But with everything that farmers markets give us, they definitely deserve at least a week of national recognition and celebration.

We've paired up with Slow Food USA and Meatless Monday to bring you an amazing amount of information and an amazing …

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Advice for the End of the World…Or the Start of a New One

by: Sara on 12/19/2012
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Today's post in our 21 Day to Prepare series comes to you from Neal Gorenflo. Besides being an editor of the book Share or Die, Voices of the Get Lost Generation in the Age of Crisis, Neal  is the co-founder and publisher of Shareable Magazine, a nonprofit online magazine about sharing. As a former market researcher, stock analyst, and Fortune 500 strategist, Neal is perhaps an unlikely voice for sharing. An epiphany in 2004 inspired Neal to leave the corporate world to help people share through Internet startups, publishing, grassroots organizing, and a circle of friends committed to the common good. This post also appeared on Shareable.net today.

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Tending the Fire

by: Sara on 12/16/2012
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Today's post in our 21 Days to Prepare Series comes from the award-winning author of Bioshelter Market Garden, A Permaculture Farm, Darrel Frey. He is the owner and manager of Three Sisters Farm, a 5 acre permaculture farm, solar greenhouse and market garden located in Western Pennsylvania. In this post Darrel speaks about the importance of fire throughout the history of our existence.

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