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Illegal to grow your own food? Senate Bill S510
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Cornelia Nov 30, 2010.

A second planting this season?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by JoyfulC Aug 30, 2009.


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JoyfulC replied to Laetitia Grandval Won's discussion 'Anyone tried low-temp yogurt?'
"Raw milk and cream? Geez, around these parts, you and your source would be rounded up as dangerous criminals. Heaven forbid any raw milk should get off the farm. I think we had a guy up here (Ontario) who formed a cooperative to supply raw milk to…"
Mar 30, 2011
JoyfulC replied to Tory's discussion 'Clothes Line. Which direction is your set?'
"I should think prevailing wind direction would be just as important. We put up a couple of those retractable 4-line things inside the house too for really cold days or rain days -- or even for things we'd prefer not to have the birds dive bomb.…"
Jan 18, 2011
Cornelia replied to JoyfulC's discussion 'Illegal to grow your own food? Senate Bill S510'
"Jim, I'm merely posting information for people inform their own decisions. I'll take my grampa's advice and not discuss politics in "mixed" company. :)"
Nov 30, 2010
Jim Jones replied to JoyfulC's discussion 'Illegal to grow your own food? Senate Bill S510'
"Cornelia, what other country has better, purer, more efficient food growth than than the USA? Why should we cede more control to a government that is obviously trying to move our economy toward a more socialist approach thru more government…"
Nov 29, 2010
Cornelia replied to JoyfulC's discussion 'Illegal to grow your own food? Senate Bill S510'
"Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser on S 510 "A Stale Food Fight" THE best opportunity in a generation to improve the safety of the American food supply will come as early as Monday night, when the Senate is scheduled to vote on the F.D.A.…"
Nov 29, 2010
JoyfulC replied to Stacey's discussion 'What's wrong with my tomato plants?'
"I'm by no means an expert, but that's happened on some of ours too, yet the fruit is still good -- I guess I just assumed that the plants were shunting all their resources to the fruit, and letting the leaves go. Could that be?"
Aug 28, 2010
JoyfulC replied to JoyfulC's discussion 'Illegal to grow your own food? Senate Bill S510'
"Thanks for that! I'm a bit relieved... although really, when you see some of the stuff going on, the stuff with Monsanto, and how secretive and litigious some of the big food producers are getting, it makes it easy to be paranoid."
Jun 9, 2010
Patti Wigington replied to JoyfulC's discussion 'Illegal to grow your own food? Senate Bill S510'
"There's a lot of misinformation out there being spread about this bill, partly because it keeps getting changed and rewritten, in addition to being renumbered with every new incarnation. Fortunately, the good folks at Snopes have debunked it as…"
Jun 9, 2010

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Earth Mama
A bit about me:
My husband and I moved out to a farm three years ago with our four dogs and cat. We love it!
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
We started getting zucchini and looks like we're going to get a lot, so we're trying out new recipes. Yesterday we made crab-stuffed zucchini boats with cheese broiled on top. We're also eating lots of salads with lettuce and beet greens from our garden, and homemade croûtons from homemade bread.
Currently reading:
James Rollins' "The Judas Strain"
Currently listening to:
Joni Mitchell, "Court & Spark"
My latest DIY project:
Learned to make homemade lemonade and tortillas. Tortillas are great - make up a couple dozen and stick them in the freezer. Great to pull out for quick wraps, quesadillas, CanMex bean burritos (made with maple baked beans instead of refried), fajitas, etc.
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