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Practical Aquaponics for Growing Nutritious Vegetables

Practical Aquaponics for Growing Nutritious Vegetables

Video – Learn more about aquaponics and how to create a practical aquaponics system.

By November 6, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
8 Signs That We Simply Don’t Need GMOs to Feed the World

8 Signs That We Simply Don’t Need GMOs to Feed the World

Christina Sarich – Key research shows we don’t need GMOs to feed the world…

By November 5, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Re-Greening The Deserts

Re-Greening The Deserts

This film should be an inspiration to everyone to not give up and save the deserts of the earth.

By October 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Secret to Building a Salad Keyhole Garden

The Secret to Building a Salad Keyhole Garden

Kelly Roberson, Guest Waking Times A keyhole garden is a remarkably adaptable element that works in a range of garden styles. Visiting other people’s gardens is a lovely way to peek into their passions and interests. Some gardeners are completely devoted to one type of plant, while others have a set purpose in mind, such […]

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 Garden, a community of 140 farmers in Boston’s South End, […]

By February 20, 2014 3 Comments Read 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 period Americans produced over 40% of the vegetables […]

By January 6, 2014 0 Comments Read 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 he saved his own life […]

By December 24, 2013 0 Comments Read 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. I’m even beginning to wonder […]

By December 18, 2013 2 Comments Read 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 printing money,” he was remarking on […]

By December 7, 2013 5 Comments Read 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 of topsoil per acre annually (source). At this […]

By December 7, 2013 2 Comments Read 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 to contribute to this list with […]

By November 20, 2013 4 Comments Read 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 the expiration dates of bread, […]

By October 2, 2013 1 Comments Read 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 way than with unprocessed superfoods? An […]

By September 17, 2013 0 Comments Read 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. Let’s say you first encounter permaculture as […]

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 diagnosed with depression increases by about 20 percent per […]

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 plant gardens using organic and/or […]

By June 22, 2013 16 Comments Read 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 space, community gardens have been […]

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 water as a fertilizer base […]

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, “Your — what is it? Came-post? […]

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 to over 12 public libraries works […]

By March 1, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
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