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Gardening: Hummingbird & Butterfly Graphic

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hummingbird butterfly buffet.from The Family Tree Garden Center page
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A place of news and views for atheist gardeners and gardeners in general. Eco-friendly news & views, around the homestead advice, tips and tricks, plus a whole lot more independent homestead living..
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Amazon.com: Terracotta Garden Tower - The Composting 50 Plant Organic Container Garden: Patio, Lawn & Garden

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Amazon.com: Lifetime 60012 Extra Large Deck Box: Patio, Lawn & Garden

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We bought one last year and we're gonna get another. It's well made and easy assembly. You can sit on it no problem. Very study. We love it. 5 out of 5 stars.

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Mexico dominates U.S. produce imports

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Statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show that Mexico by far is the most important supplier of fresh produce to the U.S., accounting for 69% of U.S. fresh vegetable import value and 37% of U.S. fresh fruit import value in 2012.
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Chinese Douchi - Fermented Black Beans - 16 Oz Bag Each : Canned Black Beans : Grocery & Gourmet Food

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Red Clumping Bamboo - Monrovia - Red Clumping Bamboo

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Monrovia's Red Clumping Bamboo details and information. Learn more about Monrovia plants and best practices for best possible plant performance.
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Good to know and I'm always up to know good..

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Comparing Vermicomposting Methods – An Overview

Comparing Vermicomposting Methods – An Overview | Garden Spot | Scoop.it
If you are interested in trying your hand at vermicomposting, this article is for you. Discusses all the basics of vermicomposting for the beginner.
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Evernote Food | Evernote

Evernote Food | Evernote | Garden Spot | Scoop.it

Remember the food you love. Find great new restaurants, document family recipes, discover, collect, and remember your life's memorable moments in food.

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Vegetable Companion Planting Chart | Urban Farmer

Vegetable Companion Planting Chart | Urban Farmer | Garden Spot | Scoop.it
Recommendations on companion vegetable planting. Plant these vegetables close together for better results.
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Mobile parks will be an oasis in city’s ‘concrete jungle'

Mobile parks will be an oasis in city’s ‘concrete jungle' | Garden Spot | Scoop.it
Imagine sitting space, lush greenery and planters, strategically placed around the city in mobile parks made from shipping containers. A public works committee on April 7 endorsed the mobile urban park initiative.

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Start a 1-Acre, Self-Sufficient Homestead

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Even on a small 1-acre farm, you can create a self-sufficient homestead by following these guidelines.

 

 

 

http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/self-sufficient-homestead-zm0z11zkon.aspx?PageId=2#ArticleContent

 


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The Healthy Carb Diabetes Cookbook: Favorite Foods to Fit Your Meal Plan: Jennifer Bucko Lamplough, Lara Rondinelli-Hamilton R.D.: 9781580402910: Amazon.com: Books

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As a Diabetic I love this book! This is a great book for every healthy eater seeking a cookbook!

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Everyday Reading: Homemade Ranch Dressing

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I grew up, as probably many American children did, dipping everything possible in ranch dressing. It was such a staple in our house that my youngest brother called it "white ketchup," a name that still makes me giggle a little.

But as we started eating more healthily, it seemed just so wrong to drown our CSA vegetables in a mix of completely artificial ingredients.

Homemade ranch it was. And seriously, it's so easy to make (and doesn't have any weird or expensive ingredients, which is a huge annoyance to me in most ranch dressings). I throw everything in an empty yogurt canister, blend the whole thing with my immersion blender and pour it into a glass jar. I don't even bother measuring at this point, because I've made it so many times.

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Grow Vegetables With Table Scraps : HGTV Gardens

Don't compost those leftovers. Use them to grow new edibles in the garden.
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A million-dollar idea: 'Insects are the Food of the Future'

A million-dollar idea: 'Insects are the Food of the Future' | Garden Spot | Scoop.it
Between the three of us, a small plate is piled high with the grasshopper bodies. They have been roasted, salted and flavoured with some spicy chipotle.

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Editorial: Gardening 101: This Was Shocking

Editorial: Gardening 101: This Was Shocking | Garden Spot | Scoop.it

I was out and about last fall collecting seeds from flowers. A women approached me and asked me why I was popping off the old flower heads of plants near the sidewalk. I told her I was collecting seeds to plant the flowers in my garden in the spring. 

 

She was absolutely shocked that there were seeds on the plants. I was shocked this lady who was certainly old enough to know such things didn’t know flowers were used by the plants to attract pollinators so as to produce the next generation of plants through their seeds. It’s absolutely shocking how little many people know about the nature of plant life.

 

I had to open up the dried flower seed head to show her the seeds inside. She was amazed. I was amazed she didn’t know a simple fact of flower seed production. It seems many people think plants produce flowers for our enjoyment only. 

 

It’s a good thing we have farmers, butchers, grocery stores. Otherwise how could many people feed themselves. These are people who claim to be adults capable of living their own lives. How can they live their own lives when they can’t even feed themselves!!! 

 

This is the situation we find ourselves in today. 

 

I'm glad I have this site that gives me inspiration and comfort knowing there are gardeners in the world reading the content of this site and taking positive action in their own lives.

 

I salute you fellow gardener. You are a true independent individual!

 

Take care & be well,

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Ken Meter: Building A Local Food Economy (part 1 of 3) - YouTube

For more Stories, Food News, and Cooking Fresh videos, visit: http://cookingupastory.com As the pendulum has swung toward a globalized economy, more people a...

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Homegrown Health & Independence

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We throw many vegetables away that can be regrown over and over. We are enjoying while onion greens we bought at the store. My wife cut the greens and used them and saved me the white bottom part with the roots. I planted them in a planter containers and placed them on our south facing dining room windows. 

 

We've been enjoying white onion greens all winter. I'm now going to move them outside for the summer and if they are still producing I'll bring them back inside for the winter. 

 

Fresh healthy produce that we know how it is grown, what's been put on it and guaranteed to be organic, not just called organic. The term organic is almost meaningless when we buy in the supermarket from Agribusinesses. It's that way on purpose. Buyer Beware is their motto. 

 

btw, the Agribusiness Corporations who sell us GMO foods unlabelled and call toxic produce "organic" are the same Corporations Teabagging Right Wing Politicians want us to trust with our economy and our lives. You know, the same private Corporations we the public bailed out in 2008.

 

Thankfully these teabagger Right Wing supportings are eating the toxic slug at the private Corporate grocery store and the private Corporate fast slugs places. They're drinking the fracking water and breathing the toxic air. 

 

We can mitigate private Corporate toxins by growing our own food and staying healthy enough to fight the pollution. We can drill our own water wells. We can learn what wild plants are safe and effective to forage. We can build communities of independent sovereign individuals that share talents and skills with each other. 

 

An added advantage to growing your own food is the seeds cost pennies or you can save and exchange seeds. More so is the knowing every food you produce yourself is tax free produce!! That expensive grocery store bill also comes with a sales tax. Food you grow for pennies doesn't include no sales tax.

 

Small game hunting is a worthwhile endeavor as well as small livestock raised at your home. This also allows children to realize food is alive. Ham comes from a once live pig. Hamburger comes from a once live cow. Carrots, Apples and corn come from living plants.

 

All this lost to our modern world needlessly. We have technology and knowledge that makes it so easy to raise, harvest and prepare our food from plants and animals. It used to be a hard labor. Today it is easier and more better. 

 

Like anything else you learn to do it also gets easier the more you do it. Gardening, Homesteading, Small Game Hunting and Foraging is healthy and connects us to ourselves, each other and brings us closer to nature.

 

That's a very good thing.

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Seven Food Labeling Tricks Exposed | RCScience

Seven Food Labeling Tricks Exposed | RCScience | Garden Spot | Scoop.it

Editor's Note: This article was originally published at The Conversation.


If you’re confused by food labels, you’re not alone. But don’t hold your breath for an at-a-glance food labelling system that tells you how much salt, fat and sugar each product contains.Australia’s proposed “health star rating” labelling scheme was put on hold in February,

following pressure from the food industry. And it’s unclear whether the scheme will go ahead.

 

Marketers use a variety of tricks to make foods seem healthier and more appealing than their competitors, particularly when it comes to products aimed at children. One of the most powerful advertising tools a food manufacturer has is the packaging, as it’s what we look at immediately before deciding which food to purchase.

 

Next time you’re shopping for food, look out for these seven common labelling tricks:

 

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P. Allen Smith Online Publications. Online ebook – Bonnie Plants

P. Allen Smith Online Publications. Online ebook – Bonnie Plants | Garden Spot | Scoop.it

Click thru this online ebook.

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Savvy Housekeeping » Make Your Own Bacon

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Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants: Douglas W. Tallamy, Rick Darke: Kindle Store

Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants - Kindle edition by Douglas W. Tallamy, Rick Darke. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants.
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Make Your Own Homemade Carpet Freshener

Make Your Own Homemade Carpet Freshener | Garden Spot | Scoop.it
I have been using Homemade Carpet Freshener for years.  So, today I decided to include it on my blog.  Whenever I make carpet freshener, I will sometimes

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Editorial: Last Calendar Day of Frost in My Area..

Editorial: Last Calendar Day of Frost in My Area.. | Garden Spot | Scoop.it

Tomorrow, April 11, is the supposed last calendar day of frost in my area. Now do I begin moving plants outside? Weathers been wanky..

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Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet | Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations

Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet | Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations | Garden Spot | Scoop.it
A simple and delicious sweet potato breakfast skillet made in one pan for breakfast, lunch or dinner
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Recipes for Families | Spoonful

Recipes for Families | Spoonful | Garden Spot | Scoop.it
Explore delicious new recipes to feed your family. Discover fun and easy ways to make breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day at Spoonful.
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Pin by Jesse Pugh on Freedom for (& from) Idolatry | Pinterest

Pin by Jesse Pugh on Freedom for (& from) Idolatry | Pinterest | Garden Spot | Scoop.it
This Pin was discovered by Jesse Pugh. Discover (and save!) your own Pins on Pinterest.
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