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New App Gives You Cheap Dibs On Retailers' Excess Food Before They Toss It

New App Gives You Cheap Dibs On Retailers' Excess Food Before They Toss It | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
"Good food is a terrible thing to waste." ...

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askdrmaxwell's comment, June 18, 2014 3:01 PM
This is a great idea. Too much food is being wasted unnecessarily.
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Vine Peach - Ancient Melon of Many Uses | Terroir Seeds

Vine Peach - Ancient Melon of Many Uses | Terroir Seeds | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Vine Peach is a hardy, drought tolerant, prolific ancient baseball sized melon of many uses from shade & windbreak to secret cooking element & room perfume.

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Farmsteads of the California Coast: Swanton Berry Farm | CUESA

Farmsteads of the California Coast: Swanton Berry Farm | CUESA | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
From dramatic cliffside beaches to foggy green hillsides, California’s spectacular coastline is at the literal edge of what makes the state beautiful, wild, and great. It is also home to some of the most innovative farms in the country, where growers are breaking new ground on environmental sustainability, social justice, animal welfare, crop and product diversity, and deliciousness.

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Permaculture: You've Heard of It, But What the Heck Is It? - Modern Farmer

Permaculture: You've Heard of It, But What the Heck Is It? - Modern Farmer | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Not catching the drift? You’re not alone. Is permaculture a gardening technique or a special approach to farming, like biodynamics? Is it some type of back-to-the-land, off-the-grid intentional community? Is it about sustainable architecture, aquaponics, philosophy, horticulture, design? Permaculture is all that and then some, which is why it’s so hard for anyone to capture what it means in one neat sentence.

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Permaculture 
"Not  catching  the  drift  then  your  not  alone "
Then  this  article  here  by  Modern  farmer   should  clear  things  up  better  hopefully .
With  all  these  new  trends  coming  across  the  sea  its  very  hard  to   catch  up  on  what  staying  and  what  is  just  a  fad   these  days 
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How One Tiny Vermont College Is Taking On Big Agriculture

How One Tiny Vermont College Is Taking On Big Agriculture | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
A small school uses its "large voice" to call for a new approach to farming.

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They're "walking the talk" and modeling sustainability with their students.
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24 Reasons To Go & Pick Dandelions Right Now

24 Reasons To Go & Pick Dandelions Right Now | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Who hasn’t seen those pesky yellow weeds pop up in the garden from time to time? Yet try as you might – from picking them to poisoning them – nothing keeps them at bay for too long. Perhaps it’s time you embraced the tenacious dandelion and all the benefits it can bring? The Health Benefits of Dandelions Dandelion has been used throughout history to treat… [read more]

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12 Healing Herbs You Need To Grow In Your Medicinal Garden

12 Healing Herbs You Need To Grow In Your Medicinal Garden | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Medicinal plants grown in your own gardens can reduce your dependence on drugs, if not completely eliminate them. But growing random herbs with medicinal properties doesn’t help. It is a common myth that all herbal preparations are safe by virtue of being natural. This is far from true. A typical example is foxglove or Digitalis purpurea. It has a positive effect on heart function, with… [read more]

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Valentines Day: Natural Garden Aphrodisiacs

Valentines Day: Natural Garden Aphrodisiacs | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Natural aphrodisiacs for gardeners on Valentine’s Day

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Natural aphrodisiacs for gardeners on Valentine’s Day

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Noted wetlands scholar to speak at Ohio State Mansfield

Noted wetlands scholar to speak at Ohio State Mansfield | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
MANSFIELD – Noted Ohio State professor and wetlands scholar William J. Mitsch, Ph.D. will present a special lecture “Phosphorus and Nitrogen and Carbon, OH MY!, The role of wetlands in

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Feel Better With Herbs

Growing and using herbs is so good for us. Learn why here: http://www.theherbcottage.com/feel-better-with-herbs/

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Feel Better With Herbs. Visit The Herb Cottage Website for a thoughtful and useful article on why growing and using herbs is good for us. http://www.theherbcottage.com/feel-better-with-herbs/
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Diet key to feeding the world without deforestation, modelling shows

Diet key to feeding the world without deforestation, modelling shows | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
A vegetarian diet and lower meat consumption could be the key to meeting global food demands without clearing more forests for farmland, according to new research.

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10 ways to end water pollution in Latin America

10 ways to end water pollution in Latin America | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Our expert panel share their thoughts on how to turn the region’s contaminated lakes, rivers and dams into clean waterways
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pdeppisch's comment, April 19, 10:37 PM
A good thought, Malek, - to democratize water but If they do democratize water then Nestle and the Oligarchy would be very upset. We can't have that! :S) Eventually we will be charged when water becomes more scarce as it will. :(
malek's comment, April 20, 9:16 AM
TY for wake up call: no we can't touch Nestle and allies
pdeppisch's comment, April 20, 9:54 AM
I have been mumbling about Oligarchy and Plutocracy for a long time on twitter and it seldom ever gets re-tweeted or commented about. :( And yet the Oligarchy is pervasive in that it controls the government and the media - I check BBC and CBC and HuffPost and the news is canned - grrrrrr. I sometimes check German TV news and Australia and it is all canned. No hard news! All soft for easy consumption. Some bad news that was bad news yesterday and a 1000 years ago - the patterns repeat - and some good news - and some politics to think that it is a democracy and some scandal and that is it. grrrrrr
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4 Fall Gardening Tips That Will Save You Money All Year Long

4 Fall Gardening Tips That Will Save You Money All Year Long | Organic Farming | Scoop.it

Feeding your garden now could halve the amount of money and time you’ll spend fertilizing and watering over the next year. That’s because even as air temperatures drop, the ground remains warm, encouraging plants to focus their energy on root growth. And healthy roots mean more robust, more drought-resistant plants. Use a fertilizer with high levels of root-growth-promoting potassium.


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DIY: Edge your beds with concrete

DIY: Edge your beds with concrete | Organic Farming | Scoop.it

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Click on the photo to learn how to keep your landscaping project under budget by trimming your garden beds with concrete instead of borders purchased at retail.

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Best Homemade Fish Emulsion | Terroir Seeds

Best Homemade Fish Emulsion | Terroir Seeds | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Fish emulsion feeds the soil and plants with biologically available nutrients while increasing soil and microbe health. Make the best emulsion at home!

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Thieves In California Target Cashews Imported From Africa

Thieves In California Target Cashews Imported From Africa | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Caro Nut, a food production company in Fresno, California, lost $1.2 million to nut thieves in 2015.

Six times, thieves stole cashews that had been imported raw to the U.S. from Africa and Vietnam, then roasted, salted and packaged in Fresno.

Nut thefts hit an all-time high in California in 2015, the Associated Press reported, according to RegisterGuard. Losses totaled $4.6 million from 31 reported cases, more than the three previous years combined, according to CargoNet, an alliance of cargo shipping firms and law enforcement agencies aimed at preventing losses.

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Cultivate Health initiative helps the school garden movement grow

Cultivate Health initiative helps the school garden movement grow | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Spring is in the air and gardens are on our minds — specifically, school gardens aimed at improving the health and well-being of children.

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Biofuels, Plastics and Drugs: Is This the Future of Our Farms?

Biofuels, Plastics and Drugs: Is This the Future of Our Farms? | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Farmer Rob Pickering last week planted nine hectares of flood-prone land in Lincolnshire with an African plant called miscanthus, or elephant grass. By selling the fast-growing crop as biofuel for Drax power station, he should earn as much as he would from selling wheat on the world market. Pickering is part of a rural revolution that, thanks to climate change, low commodity prices and new consumer tastes, is seeing Britain’s fields planted with crops that are more likely to end up as electricity or paint additives than food.

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15 Reasons Bergamot Essential Oil Should Be In Every Home

15 Reasons Bergamot Essential Oil Should Be In Every Home | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
A variety of citrus tree and an herb of the mint family are both known by the name bergamot, but the essential oil of bergamot is extracted from the bergamot orange called Citrus bergamia. This small tree bearing edible fruit that fall somewhere between lemon and grapefruit in taste grows mainly in Mediterranean climate. It is named after the Italian city of Bergamo, the original… [read more]

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Naturally Blight Resistant Potato Varieties Discovered

Naturally Blight Resistant Potato Varieties Discovered | Organic Farming | Scoop.it

An Innovative Farmers field lab tested heritage varieties of potato and found that all varieties, including newer breeds, performed well for yield and blight resistance. A taste test also found that all tasted good when cooked as chips and mash. 


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Support for agriculture in Syria critical with massive food insecurity adding to suffering

Support for agriculture in Syria critical with massive food insecurity adding to suffering | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
As world leaders met in London today to raise funds in support of millions of people affected by the ongoing conflict in Syria, FAO stressed the urgent need to help farming families produce food to meet basic needs.

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Bronchitis: How Fruits And
Vegetables Play A Role

Bronchitis: How Fruits And<br/>Vegetables Play A Role | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Did you know eating fruits and vegetables appears to reduce the risk of the lung disease, bronchitis?  
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Bronchitis: How Fruits And Vegetables Play A Role 

 Bronchitis is a disease, an inflammation of the air tubes that deliver air to the lungs of your body. It can be influenced by factors such as toxin accumulation, diet, digestion, and stress and exercise levels. A diet high in antioxidants may protect against this disease. Add in your diet a good mix of fresh fruits and vegetables such as berries, citrus fruits, cantaloupe, red grapes, tomatoes, broccoli, sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach,  leafy greens, bell peppers and winter squash that can provide you with enough antioxidants to reap protective benefits of antioxidants.  
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TOXIC: Alberta - part one

TOXIC: Alberta - part one | Organic Farming | Scoop.it

Once pristine wilderness, Alberta is now a world of poisoned water, polluted air, and rare cancer. VBS travels to the oil sands of Canada to investigate the impact of digging for this previously unobtainable oil.


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At The Age of 15 She Invented Building Material From Indian Rice Waste

At The Age of 15 She Invented Building Material From Indian Rice Waste | Organic Farming | Scoop.it

"After seeing the environmental hazards that burning rice waste was causing at her family farm in North India, then-15 year old Bisman Deu saw an opportunity to create something useful, and developed an environmentally sustainable building material out of the farm’s biggest waste product.


She’s 18 now, and finishing school in Chandigarh, but Deu is on a journey with her product, Green Wood, as it becomes more relevant now than ever before..."


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Urban farming boosts global food production

Urban farming boosts global food production | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Report claims urban farming has greater influence than previously thought and should help inform agricultural policy
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Bridge the seasons in your garden

Bridge the seasons in your garden | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Learn more about bridge flowers.

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You know that gap between spring and summer, when there’s nothing blooming in the garden? "Click" on the picture to read about bridge flowers.