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Gardening Etcetera: Backyard chickens

Gardening Etcetera: Backyard chickens | Larrapin Garden Blog's Web Clips | Scoop.it

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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10 Reasons to Become Self-Sufficient & 10 Ways to Get There | Wake Up World

10 Reasons to Become Self-Sufficient & 10 Ways to Get There | Wake Up World | Larrapin Garden Blog's Web Clips | Scoop.it
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.
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Best Vegetables to Grow in the Shade - Organic Gardening - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

Best Vegetables to Grow in the Shade - Organic Gardening - MOTHER EARTH NEWS | Larrapin Garden Blog's Web Clips | Scoop.it
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.
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Innovations That Are Helping Women Nourish the Planet Worldwide | Use Celsias.com - reduce global °Celsius

Innovations That Are Helping Women Nourish the Planet Worldwide | Use Celsias.com - reduce global °Celsius | Larrapin Garden Blog's Web Clips | Scoop.it

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.

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A call to transition to a post-oil world

A call to transition to a post-oil world | Larrapin Garden Blog's Web Clips | Scoop.it
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...
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Farming Freedom and Hope After Katrina | Urban Gardens | Unlimited Thinking For Limited Spaces | Urban Gardens

Farming Freedom and Hope After Katrina | Urban Gardens | Unlimited Thinking For Limited Spaces | Urban Gardens | Larrapin Garden Blog's Web Clips | Scoop.it
Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton Four years after Hurricane Katrina, there are approximately 700,000 vacant lots in New Orleans.
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TEDxManhattan - Changing the Way We Eat

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TEDxManhattan : Changing the Way we eat. Collection of videos...perfect for a rainy day and fast internet!

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The beauty of pollination.

One of the most gorgeous videos I've ever seen: hummingbirds, bees, butterflies. Amazing. Breathtaking. 

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Start Early Seedlings, Get Bare Root Fruit Trees Now, Plant a Row for the Hungry

Start Early Seedlings, Get Bare Root Fruit Trees Now, Plant a Row for the Hungry | Larrapin Garden Blog's Web Clips | Scoop.it
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.
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Have Bees Become Canaries In the Coal Mine? Why Massive Bee Dieoffs May Be a Warning About Our Own Health | | AlterNet

Have Bees Become Canaries In the Coal Mine? Why Massive Bee Dieoffs May Be a Warning About Our Own Health | | AlterNet | Larrapin Garden Blog's Web Clips | Scoop.it
What scientists are beginning to understand about the cause of colony collapse could be a message for all of us.
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Corn Seed Pesticide Kills Bees (ANOTHER reason to buy organic)

"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.”

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Totally Green Apples

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.

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10 foods that fight spring allergies

10 foods that fight spring allergies | Larrapin Garden Blog's Web Clips | Scoop.it
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.
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The Secret Life of Bees

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The world's leading expert on bee behavior discovers the secrets of decision-making in a swarm...
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Insect Experts Issue 'Urgent' Warning On Using Biotech Seeds - NCPR News from NPR

Insect Experts Issue 'Urgent' Warning On Using Biotech Seeds - NCPR News from NPR | Larrapin Garden Blog's Web Clips | Scoop.it
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.
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The Seed Underground by Janisse Ray - Chelsea Green

The Seed Underground by Janisse Ray - Chelsea Green | Larrapin Garden Blog's Web Clips | Scoop.it
A journey to the front lines of food sovereignty and the quiet revolution to secure our food supply—one seed at a time.
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City Zoning & Sustainable Living

City Zoning & Sustainable Living | Larrapin Garden Blog's Web Clips | Scoop.it
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.
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A Beginner's Growing Guide : Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, Saving the Past for the Future

A Beginner's Growing Guide : Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, Saving the Past for the Future | Larrapin Garden Blog's Web Clips | Scoop.it
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,...
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Pat Foreman Explains Why City Chicks Rule! | The Organic View Radio Show

Pat Foreman Explains Why City Chicks Rule! | The Organic View Radio Show | Larrapin Garden Blog's Web Clips | Scoop.it
Patricia Foreman, discusses her book, CITY CHICKS: Keeping Micro-flocks of Chickens as Garden Helpers, Compost Makers, Bio-recyclers and Local Food Suppliers.
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Garden Planning 101

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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.

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Small Chicken Coop Designs & Pictures of Chicken Coops - BackYard Chickens Community

Small Chicken Coop Designs & Pictures of Chicken Coops - BackYard Chickens Community | Larrapin Garden Blog's Web Clips | Scoop.it
BackYard Chickens article, Small Chicken Coop Designs & Pictures of Chicken Coops Renee's Coop trictle's Coop AtholCoop's Coop LittleFeat's...
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Suthap Klomrod's curator insight, March 22, 5:49 AM

It wasn't until I found this site that I finally completed my chicken coop project. Learn how to build your own chicken coop and start raising chickens in your own backyard. Details here http://25151020.coopguide.hop.clickbank.net

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Top 10 Tips for Your Winter Wildlife Garden

Top 10 Tips for Your Winter Wildlife Garden | Larrapin Garden Blog's Web Clips | Scoop.it
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...
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