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Chickens are many things, but one thing they're not is dull. Three weeks ago, I went out to collect eggs and there was Snowy hanging upside down, toenail caught in the chicken wire fence. She looked like she was ready to be plucked.
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Here are the top reasons for becoming self-sufficient; these are based on fundamental, systemic concerns for why undertaking this life change will not be a fly-by-night fad, but rather a long-lasting means for personal independence.
If you garden without full sun, we’ll show you how to bask in great garden harvests by choosing the best shade-tolerant crops, which include greens, culinary herbs such as chives, cilantro and oregano, and root crops such as carrots and potatoes.
Women have proven to be a powerful force in the fight against global hunger and poverty, especially in agriculture. Worldwide roughly 1.6 billion women rely on farming for their livelihoods, and female farmers produce more than half of the world's food. In sub-Saharan Africa alone, women account for 75 percent of all the agricultural producers.
The following column is by Lee Brain, whose famous presentation opposing Enbridge's oil sands project was covered in a Vancouver Observer story, "Oil executive son's testimony at Prince Rupert Norther...
Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton Four years after Hurricane Katrina, there are approximately 700,000 vacant lots in New Orleans.
TEDxManhattan : Changing the Way we eat. Collection of videos...perfect for a rainy day and fast internet!
One of the most gorgeous videos I've ever seen: hummingbirds, bees, butterflies. Amazing. Breathtaking.
It' s mid-February, time to start thinking about spring! Ira Wallace helps us make our garden plan, remember our perennials, and Plant a Row for the Hungry this year.
What scientists are beginning to understand about the cause of colony collapse could be a message for all of us.
By Gene Choo NBC News...
Great podcast series from Earth Eats.
"Neonicotinoids were found in the soil of each field we sampled, including unplanted fields, they report. Dandelions visited by foraging bees growing near these fields were found to contain neonicotinoids as well. “This indicates deposition of neonicotinoids on the flowers, uptake by the root system, or both,” the report says. “Dead bees collected near hive entrances during the spring sampling period were found to contain clothianidin as well.”
MICHAEL PHILLIPS has spent more than 20 years growing apples up here in the north country, 30 miles south of Quebec, and debunking the commonly held belief that his favorite fruit can’t survive without pesticides.
Work vitamin C-rich foods (like citrus and broccoli) into your diet and turn to stinging nettle as a potent natural form of allergy relief.
The world's leading expert on bee behavior discovers the secrets of decision-making in a swarm...
This week, a group of scientists sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency urging farmers to stop planting genetically engineered corn with a certain gene because it will no longer protect them from the corn rootworm.
A journey to the front lines of food sovereignty and the quiet revolution to secure our food supply—one seed at a time.
We can't wait until everyone sees a garden full of food as beautiful and lush. Instead, we've got to make sure that even those who still think it looks old fashioned and dirty don't get to control something so basic as our future anymore.
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange : A Beginner's Growing Guide - Vegetables Flowers Herbs Books & DVDs Cotton Garlic Grains & Cover Crops Mixes Perennial Onions Gift Certificates Request a Catalog Supplies Potatoes Sweet Potatoes seeds, heirloom seeds,...
Patricia Foreman, discusses her book, CITY CHICKS: Keeping Micro-flocks of Chickens as Garden Helpers, Compost Makers, Bio-recyclers and Local Food Suppliers.
This is the second in our biweekly series from Amy Pennington -- urban farmer, founder of GoGo Green Garden, and author of Urban Pantry and Apartment Gardening -- on how to start growing your own food, no matter how tiny your garden-to-be is.
BackYard Chickens article, Small Chicken Coop Designs & Pictures of Chicken Coops Renee's Coop trictle's Coop AtholCoop's Coop LittleFeat's...
The winter wildlife garden can be surprisingly full of life if you plan to add lots of native trees and shrubs that have berries or seeds...