Tag: gardening

10 Urban Farming Projects Flourishing in Boston

10 Urban Farming Projects Flourishing in Boston













John Deike, EcoWatch
Waking Times

Urban agriculture and the local food movement are flourishing as farms and gardens continue to pop up across Boston’s inner-city sprawl.

To highlight the green movement, Food Tank created a top ten list of the city’s most innovative urban agriculture projects.

1. Berkeley Community GardenMore

February 20, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More
Revised Laws and Urban Farming Projects Provide New Opportunities for Urban Gardeners

Revised Laws and Urban Farming Projects Provide New Opportunities for Urban Gardeners













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

Interest in urban agriculture is growing locally as well as nationally—a trend that is truly a cause for celebration. In fact, I’ve been encouraging everyone to plant a “Victory Garden” as a step toward fixing our broken food system. During the previous Victory Garden … More

January 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
How Biological Farming Can Transform Your Food Supply for the Better

How Biological Farming Can Transform Your Food Supply for the Better













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

Jerry Brunetti, an internationally renowned speaker, is the founder of Agri-Dynamics, a company that provides holistic animal remedies for farm, livestock, and pets.

He’s also a co-founder of EarthWorks Natural Organic Products, which provides products and consulting services. Brunetti is a cancer survivor who can say … More

December 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Surprising Healing Qualities… of Dirt

The Surprising Healing Qualities… of Dirt













Daphne Miller, Yes!
Waking Times

Recently I’ve been enjoying dirty thoughts.

I spend my days in a sterile 8×10 room practicing family medicine and yet my mind is in the soil. This is because I’m discovering just how much this rich, dark substance influences the day-to-day health of my patients. … More

December 18, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
10 Simple, Cheap Home Gardening Innovations to Set You on the Path to Food Independence

10 Simple, Cheap Home Gardening Innovations to Set You on the Path to Food Independence













Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Waking Times

The issue of food quality and food independence is of critical importance these days, and people are recognizing just how easy and fun it is to grow your own food at home. When renegade gardener Ron Finley said, “growing your own food is like … More

December 7, 2013 | By | 5 Replies More
10 Reasons Why You Should Compost

10 Reasons Why You Should Compost













Rachel, This Original Organic Life
Waking Times

1.) Composting turns trash into treasure

Compost turns what would ordinarily be considered “garbage” into viable nutrients.

2.) Composting builds soil

Composting plays a critical role in building healthy soil.  This is extremely important given that the US loses about 3 tons More

December 7, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
A List of Over 100 Heirloom Seed Suppliers

A List of Over 100 Heirloom Seed Suppliers













Waking Times

Below is one of the most extensive lists of heirloom seed suppliers from around the world, combiled by our hardworking friends at Off Grid Info. In this list you will find all types of heirloom, non-GMO and organic seeds for a wide variety of plants. Feel free … More

November 20, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More
Junking Food Is Bad for Everyone

Junking Food Is Bad for Everyone













Jill Richardson, Guest
Waking Times

The food Americans waste could help end hunger in this nation.

Several years ago, I worked in a grocery store bakery. At the end of each day, we threw away piles of perfectly good food.

Before the store closed, employees walked down each aisle, checking … More

October 2, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
How To Grow Your Own Superfoods This Winter

How To Grow Your Own Superfoods This Winter













Carolanne Wright, Guest
Waking Times

No need to bypass all the health perks of fresh superfoods this winter — simply grow them inside on a sunny window ledge. As the weather turns colder, now more than ever it is important to fortify the body with nutrient dense foods. What better … More

September 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
What Permaculture Isn’t – and Is

What Permaculture Isn’t – and Is













Toby Hemenway, Guest
Waking Times

Permaculture is notoriously hard to define. A recent survey shows that people simultaneously believe it is a design approach, a philosophy, a movement, and a set of practices. This broad and contradiction-laden brush doesn’t just make permaculture hard to describe. It can be off-putting, too. … More

August 17, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Gardening Can Help Beat Depression

Gardening Can Help Beat Depression













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

Every year, some 230 million prescriptions for antidepressants are filled, making them one of the most-prescribed drugs in the United States.

Despite this, the incidence of all forms of depression is now at 10 percent, according to 2012 statistics1, and the number of Americans … More

August 2, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Four Steps Required to Keep Monsanto OUT of Your Garden

The Four Steps Required to Keep Monsanto OUT of Your Garden













Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist
Waking Times

Seed catalogs are starting to arrive in mailboxes across the Northern Hemisphere with home gardeners everywhere starting to plan which seeds they will sow in their spring gardens.

A positive trend in recent years is the growing number of gardening enthusiasts choosing to … More

June 22, 2013 | By | 16 Replies More
Community Gardening: The Plot Against Hunger

Community Gardening: The Plot Against Hunger













Christina Sarich, Contributor
Waking Times 

What if you could grow more than 3 tons of organic produce, flowers and herbs annually for an entire community on less than an acre of land? Sound impossible? There are community gardens all over the country doing just that. Often called the ‘new’ green … More

May 13, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
A Brief Introduction to Aquaponic Gardening

A Brief Introduction to Aquaponic Gardening













Jonathan Parker, Guest
Waking Times

Aquaponics is an amazing permaculture method that may have been practiced as far back in history as the Aztec civilization. There are records of the Aztec people raising fish alongside of crops that were alien to the growing environment, using the nitrite and ammonia rich … More

May 13, 2013 | By | 6 Replies More
How to Send Less Trash to the Landfill

How to Send Less Trash to the Landfill













Jill Richardson, Guest Writer
Waking Times

My new neighbor knocked on my door and introduced herself as the vice president of the local homeowner’s association. “How friendly!” I thought. “She’s welcoming me to the neighborhood.”

Then she wrinkled her nose and motioned toward an enclosed bin on my porch, saying, … More

April 20, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Heirloom Seed Banks Come to Public Libraries

Heirloom Seed Banks Come to Public Libraries













Waking Times 

It’a an idea whose time has come, as many people are re-discovering the importance of gardening and the importance of heirloom, non-GMO seed.

NPR recently reported on an interesting new phenomenon of heirloom seeds being checked out like books through public libraries.

The program which has expanded … More

March 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Unplug From the Lie – The Solution Starts WIth You

Unplug From the Lie – The Solution Starts WIth You













Catherine Lamb and Elaine McLellan, Guest Writers
Waking Times

Good ideas abound, presented by caring individuals with skills and knowledge to share; organic gardens, survival skills, the promise of new industry and medicine from hemp and cannabis, etc. It truly does offer hope.

Solutions swirl around us like a storm … More

December 19, 2012 | By | 6 Replies More
Geodesic Aquaponics Greenhouse Network – Providing the Basic Necessities of Life

Geodesic Aquaponics Greenhouse Network – Providing the Basic Necessities of Life













Robin Schulte and Erin Kvam, Guest Writers
Waking Times 

If we are to survive the tipping point we are facing as a global population it is vital that we re-envision life in our environment from the ground up. As old paradigms crumble it is necessary to build a foundation for … More

December 15, 2012 | By | Reply More
Have We Stripped Our Food Of Its Story?

Have We Stripped Our Food Of Its Story?













Sayer Ji & Tania Melkonian, GreenMedInfo
Waking Times 

Food has lost its story. Stripped of context, meaning, and reduced to its molecular composition, ancient recipes for health and joy long to be recovered.

Recipes are ancient prescriptions for health, loved and labored into being by our ancestors.  Responding to necessity … More

November 20, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
Edible City: The Movie

Edible City: The Movie













Waking Times

How do people disengage in the destruction taking place on planet earth and engage in something that helps to heal the earth and sets us free from the corporate systems that do us more harm than good?

Edible City is a documentary film that addresses this timely question … More

August 26, 2012 | By | Reply More

Must Watch Videos

Open Source Plans for Modern Tesla Free Energy Generator Released to Public

Open Source Plans for Modern Tesla Free Energy Generator Released to Public













Terence Newton, Staff Writer
Waking Times

In a world of problems and solutions, few ideas spur both immediate hope and skepticism as the idea of free energy, and, on the brink of ecological disaster, nothing may be of greater importance to the human race.

The story of Nikola More

April 14, 2014 | By | 15 Replies More
Neuroscientist Exposes Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields

Neuroscientist Exposes Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields













Kevin Samson, Guest
Waking Times

Neuroscience has come under scrutiny for its involvement in an array of mind control initiatives and other ethically questionable research. But at least one neuroscientist from Sweden has gone on record to caution against the increasing dangers of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) on human beings … More

April 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
On the Eve of Construction

On the Eve of Construction













Zen Gardner, Guest
Waking Times

I love the sound of construction. I always have. Not the industrial sound from the kind of massive, offensive structures made with other-worldly looking machines, but the intentional, gentle kind. Small structures going up, improvements on homes, road repairs, even tending to gardens whether … More

April 13, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Are You Inadvertently Investing in Monsanto’s Toxic Legacy?

Are You Inadvertently Investing in Monsanto’s Toxic Legacy?













Brandon Baker, Eco Watch
Waking Times

Monsanto didn’t achieve $11.8 billion in sales and 404 facilities in 66 countries all on its own.

The company is valued at $60 billion in the marketplace with 525 million shares outstanding, but the three largest mutual fund shareholders, Vanguard, Fidelity and State Street, … More

April 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
7 Ways Our Children Are Being Brainwashed

7 Ways Our Children Are Being Brainwashed













Gregg Prescott, M.S., In5D Guest
Waking Times

From birth, virtually all of us have been brainwashed through various outlets that encourage materialism, ego, subservience, control and conformity. But where do the origins of mind control begin and what can we do about it?

1. Religion

As children, the brainwashing begins … More

April 9, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More

Activism Works

The Truth About Fluoride Becoming More Widely Known

The Truth About Fluoride Becoming More Widely Known













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

Fluoride is a poisonous substance added to many municipal water supplies across the US, Canada, and elsewhere without the permission of the residents. Is there a model that communities can follow to remove it from their water supply? The short answer to this question is yesMore

April 1, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
6 Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated By The Food Industry

6 Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated By The Food Industry













Martha Rosenberg, AlterNet
Waking Times

While many procedures on factory farms are cruel, breeding animals into mutants and violating mother/offspring bonds are truly crimes against nature.

The horrors of factory farming are multifold. Treating animals like heads of lettuce—”forget it’s an animal” says one farming magazine—has created institutionalized ruthlessness toward … More

March 28, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More
Our Respective Journeys Into the Valley of Reason

Our Respective Journeys Into the Valley of Reason













Michael T. Winter, Contributor
Waking Times

The Internet awakening has given birth to a worldwide multitude of people that are disengaging from the programmed paradigm created for us, and awakening to the reality of the dangers we face. The web has supplied a platform for writers to take a crack … More

March 26, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
13 Ways Foodies Are Changing The Food Industry

13 Ways Foodies Are Changing The Food Industry













Heather Callaghan & Jeffrey Green, Guests
Waking Times

A major shift in the consciousness of food consumers is forcing the industry into a competitive race to become more natural.  The market is telling food producers that they no longer want so-called factory food because of its many harmful effects on … More

March 25, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
American Agriculture May Eradicate the Monarch Butterfly Unless Swift Action Is Taken

American Agriculture May Eradicate the Monarch Butterfly Unless Swift Action Is Taken













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

You may be aware that bees are dying in large numbers across the globe, courtesy of the ever-increasing presence of toxins in our environment. But did you know that the monarch butterfly is also becoming endangered, and for the same reason?

As reported by the New More

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