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Fund Manager Sets Goats Grazing in Blighted Detroit

Fund Manager Sets Goats Grazing in Blighted Detroit | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
The financier Mark Spitznagel brought 20 billy goats to graze on overgrown grass among abandoned homes and general detritus.

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Wanstead bees come a cropper

Wanstead bees come a cropper | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
In September last year Wansteadium reported on the thriving bee-keeping culture in Wanstead, and particularly on the honey production of Wansteadium reader MissisBeekeeper and family. Sad to report but all their bees have died, victims of the p...

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Bad news for some local bees. I have lost a few colonies this year, but all my strong ones are still doing well. Fingers crossed.

 

 

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Raising backyard chickens - Funny personal story about raising backyard chickens

Raising backyard chickens - Funny personal story about raising backyard chickens and dealing with OCD (Obsessive Chicken Disorder) 


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Nature Works Everywhere: Apply for School Grant

Nature Works Everywhere: Apply for School Grant | Organic Farming | Scoop.it

The Nature Works Everywhere program periodically awards
grants to schools to help fund projects such as green infrastructure.


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Do kids who grow kale eat kale?

Do kids who grow kale eat kale? | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
It’s back-to-school time in the United States, and for countless children across the nation, it’s also time to get back into the school garden.

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Pousse-t-il des "carottes magiques" dans les jardins scolaires qui améliorent la santé des enfants ? Cet article (en anglais) fait le point sur les vertus supposées et réelles des jardins pédagogiques installés dans les écoles des États-Unis. Leurs promoteurs les voient jouer un rôle essentiel pour compenser les effets de la malbouffe. Les résultats d'études sont moins nets, ils permettent aux enfants de découvrir des légumes, de changer une vision négative, mais jouent peu sur les habitudes de consommation. Pourtant, le rôle de ces jardins reste important, surtout s'ils sont le support d'un vrai travail pédagogique porté par l'ensemble de l'équipe enseignante. A eux seuls ils ne changent pas le monde, mais pris dans une approche plus globale ils influent sur une meilleure relation à l'environnement, sur la perception de la santé, sur l'"empowerment" des jeunes. Pas de carotte magique qui change tout, mais intégré dans une politique globale qui remet la nature proche des enfants, on avance dans la bonne direction. C'est plutôt encourageant.
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Transition Coburg | The best place to begin is here and now

Transition Coburg | The best place to begin is here and now | Organic Farming | Scoop.it

Welcome to Transition Coburg! At last, we are up and running… and in the process of developing this online resource.


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RiseEarth : Prostate Cancer Prevention: 12 Ways to Protect Your Prostate

RiseEarth : Prostate Cancer Prevention: 12 Ways to Protect Your Prostate | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
by Dr. David Jockers DC, MS, CSCS The Truth About Cancer The prostate gland is an organ only found in men and is essential to the mal
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RiseEarth : Tommy Chong of ‘Cheech & Chong’ Fame: “I’m Cancer-Free” Thanks to Hemp Oil and the Right Diet

RiseEarth : Tommy Chong of ‘Cheech & Chong’ Fame: “I’m Cancer-Free” Thanks to Hemp Oil and the Right Diet | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
by Nick Meyer Alt Health Works For millions of people around the world, cancer is a source of great fear, and when most are diagnose
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Could Ancient Remedies Hold the Answer to the Looming Antibiotics Crisis?

Could Ancient Remedies Hold the Answer to the Looming Antibiotics Crisis? | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
One researcher thinks the drugs of the future might come from the past: botanical treatments long overlooked by Western medicine.
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Infrared Heating Shiatsu Massage Cushion - Review

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Infrared Heating Shiatsu Massage Cushion - Review 

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Harmful Algal Blooms | Everything You Need To Know

Harmful Algal Blooms | Everything You Need To Know | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) are a real problem in the environmental monitoring world. Understanding what this problem is, being aware of when the problem exists and then being able to act on the problem before it gets worse is critical to the health of our water bodies.

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Build the Chicken Houses Like It Is Your Very Own

Build the Chicken Houses Like It Is Your Very Own | Organic Farming | Scoop.it

We are always told that as kids that we should have some form of protein in our diet. Well, contrary to the millions of vegetables, did you know that chicken has a lot of protein in it? But, the above mentioned sentence is only useful for those who eat meat. What about those who are strict vegetarians? Well, they can easily eat cottage cheese.  Speaking of chicken, did you know that the ideal way of giving them a healthy life is by giving them spacious chicken houses?

 

You know, if you are raising your own chickens at home, then you’ll end up saving a lot on buying eggs and meat from the market or any other stores.  So, this is the best way to take care of them. Chicken houses are the perfect residence for them but nevertheless, there are a few things that you need to take into consideration.

 

Ok, so here we go again. I know I have said the same thing about a thousand times but you know people often make the same blunders over and over again like for example, there are a few people, who are raising at least 12 chickens and need a spacious home for them, will end up building a really tiny home. So, you see, I need to go over some of the factors of how to go about building the homes.

 

Factors to consider when making the chicken houses

 

Space and Aeration: Depending on the number of chickens you are raising, you have to make their residence spacious enough for them to roam around and even lay their eggs in peace. Speaking of aeration, the hens need the air to breathe and need some sort of sunlight in their roam. You can’t expect them to live in a closed space and well not have enough room to roam around freely with ease.

 

Weather changes and avoiding predators:  You need to build a home that is strong and sturdy. You can’t build something flimsy and expect it to withstand all kinds of temperatures. You also have to keep your hens away from all the thieves. People are found of their chicken and love eating them so, if they see it roaming around, they will easily kidnap it and well boil it to death. Yes, I know it doesn’t sound nice and just thinking about it is making you nauseous.  So, make sure you build a strong sturdy one.

 

Water: Like us humans who need to drink water with our food, chickens need it as well. You should keep a water bowl inside the residence and clean it at least twice a day. This way the chickens will get clean water to drink and won’t fall sick.

 

If you have any sort of problems, then you can easily ask the experts from Egg shell for advice and help. For more information click here: http://www.eggshellonline.co.uk/chicken-coops-and-houses-for-sale-uk.html


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Remember the points I discussed about how to build the best chicken houses. You shouldn’t make mistake while building one. If you help, ask the experts. 

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Simple Homemade Condiment Recipes

Simple Homemade Condiment Recipes | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
make your own condiments at home and spare you and your family these awful health risks? Check out these easy-to-do, homemade recipes for ketchup, mayonnaise and (gluten-free) barbecue sauce from Naturally Savvy.

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Lab testing confirms: Vaccines are contaminated with glyphosate

Lab testing confirms: Vaccines are contaminated with glyphosate | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Why are vaccines loaded with glyphosate?
Vaccine manufacturers use animal byproducts – such as egg protein, casein or gelatin – as a substrate to grow the vaccine, and in some cases these animal products are used as a stabilizer in the actual vaccine.  If the animals are sourced from factory farms, the odds are good that they have been consuming feed that not only contains GMOs but has been sprayed with glyphosate – resulting in injections of the toxin directly into people’s bodies, or into the bodies of animals they will consume.
In addition, Samsel points out that gelatin is already an ingredient in many popular consumer products, including vitamins, protein powders, beer, wine and other items.  In addition, Samsel notes that he thought his chances of finding glyphosate in some vaccines were “pretty good,” but even he seems shocked at the extent of the contamination.

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Save The Bees - 5 Bee Saving Tips

Save The Bees - 5 Bee Saving Tips | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Farming practices continue to disturb the natural habitats and forage of solitary . Here are 5 tips that can help save the bees:

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Oregon educators embrace school gardens
as multidisciplinary teaching tool

Oregon educators embrace school gardens<br/>as multidisciplinary teaching tool | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Gardening is, for many, a passion to be indulged in on weeknights and weekends — a solace from the day-to-day work world.
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4 Ways to Celebrate Organic Beauty Week

4 Ways to Celebrate Organic Beauty Week | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Although Organic Beauty Week began on 19th September, there’s still plenty of time to explore what’s on offer. Cherwell Fashion explores the possibilities.

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Gardening as a child may lead college students to eat more veggies

Gardening as a child may lead college students to eat more veggies | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
As researchers nationwide try to get college students to eat healthier foods, they’re finding that gardening may lead to a lasting habit of eating more fruits and vegetables.

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NY Bee Wellness

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NY Bee Wellness is an educational nonprofit program to teach beekeepers honey bee disease recognition and to promote honey bee health.

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The NY Bee Wellness website contains a variety of useful resources. Also see "The BeeMD" post by scrolling down in this series of posts. BeeMD is an application to help a beekeeper diagnose honey bee health problems.
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How to Grow Cucumbers in Containers or Pots - Vegetable Garden in Arizona - Container Gardening

How to Grow Cucumbers in Containers or Pots - Vegetable Garden in Arizona - Container Gardening In this video I will show you how I plant my bush cucumbe
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RiseEarth : Take The 3 Juice Colon Cleanse And Flush Pounds Of Toxins From Your Body

RiseEarth : Take The 3 Juice Colon Cleanse And Flush Pounds Of Toxins From Your Body | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
by Healthy Body and Tips A lot of people are having health problems related to the digestive system, such as chronic constipation
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5-Ingredient Tahini Fudge [Vegan]

5-Ingredient Tahini Fudge [Vegan] | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
This rich, chocolatey fudge is made creamy, thanks to tahini, while Medjool dates add natural sweetness and a slightly gooey texture.

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Irrigation District Relies on Continuous Water Usage Information

Irrigation District Relies on Continuous Water Usage Information | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Construction on the Derby Dam was initiated in 1903 on the Truckee River located northeast of Reno, Nevada. The Dam would assist in diverting water from the Truckee River, to be used in irrigation. In 1927, Truckee-Carson Irrigation District (TCID), a political subdivision of the State of Nevada that was organized for the purpose of representing the water right holders within the boundaries of the Newlands Project, took over the maintenance and operation of the Newlands Project by contract with the United States.

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permaculture | Addictomatic

permaculture | Addictomatic | Organic Farming | Scoop.it

Get all the buzz on permaculture


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Monsanto's GMO Corn Linked To Organ Failure, Study Reveals

Monsanto's GMO Corn Linked To Organ Failure, Study Reveals | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
In a study released by the International Journal of Biological Sciences, analyzing the effects of genetically modified foods on mammalian health, researchers found that agricultural giant Monsanto's GM corn is linked to organ damage in rats.

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Foods to Significantly Improve Your Vision

Foods to Significantly Improve Your Vision | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Foods Can Protect and Improve Your Eyesight

In a recent BBC article,1 Dr. Michael Mosley discusses his own vision problems and his experiences with nutritional intervention, featured in an episode of the BBC program "Trust Me, I'm a Doctor," aired on September 8, 2016.

The shape and length of your eyeballs, and the thickness of your eye lens affect your ability to see things close-up and at a distance. Your retina, located at the back of your eye, also contains light-sensitive cells that are critical for good vision.

Your macula — the part of your retina responsible for central vision — is protected by a yellow pigment, made up of lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin. These compounds absorb light and protect your macula from blue light and ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun and other light sources.2

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