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Seed Saving Part 1

From Mary's Blog

Saving seeds from your garden bounty is like putting money away for a rainy day. Best of all, saving your own seeds is one of many ways to regain control of your family’s source of food.…


Added by Marianne Smith on September 14, 2017 at 10:51am — No Comments

Making your Own Urban Farm out of Shipping Container

In recent years, shipping containers have seen many second-hand applications. As almost ideal sustainable building resource, they have been modified into, office spaces, vacation homes, condos, and even bars and public libraries. Their corrugated steel construction makes them rugged, able to withstand vertical and horizontal forces, and their design makes them easy to stack one onto another or interlock at 90 degrees. All these characteristics make them ideal for…


Added by Sophie Andersen on March 22, 2015 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Sixteen ways to save money on organic foods

Yes, organic foods do often come with a higher price tag. The more you're willing to work and be creative, the lower that price can get, though. With the help of a lot of creative strategies, you can eat delicious organic meals at less than your neighbors spend on drive-through.

Everybody knows some of…


Added by Alicia Bayer on March 29, 2014 at 12:45am — No Comments

25+ Fantastic foraging groups and pages on Facebook

Has your family tried foraging yet? Foraging for wild edible foods is a great way to get healthy, pesticide-free, delicious food for free, plus try wonderful new tastes and get out in nature.

There are many great books out there to give you basic…


Added by Alicia Bayer on December 24, 2013 at 1:23pm — 6 Comments

6 Foods That'll Re-Grow from Kitchen Scraps

A lot of us like the green living lifestyle but oftentimes lack the time or space for maintaining our own garden. While having a traditional garden is an excellent way to save money on groceries as well as ensure that your food is safe, fresh, and free of pesticides, there are many foods that can be purchased from farmer's markets or grocery stores and then regrown in small spaces.


Pumpkins are a truly incredible fruit. People can use them for decoration and as food.…


Added by Alexander Goodwin on September 9, 2013 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Innovations in Sustainable Agriculture

My charity, NPI, is engaged in the development of innovative sustainable agricultural practices that may be of interest to this community.  Our new integrated means of food production, indoors or outdoors and at any scale, may be seen on a You Tube video (http://youtu.be/cK71v-y15YY).  Articles on two groups of our new technologies may be seen on 1)…


Added by David Nuttle on August 28, 2013 at 10:58am — No Comments

How to Find And Implement Eco-friendly Home Decor Elements

The sustainable living lifestyle doesn’t have to be difficult, but it does require a change in your way of thinking. Just as a meat eater who decides to adopt a vegetarian diet will have to alter their way of thinking, changing to a green lifestyle from one infused with waste will require some changes. If you are interested in making the alterations required to lead a more sustainable lifestyle, here are some tips for you to follow when it comes to decorating your home.

General tips…


Added by Alexander Goodwin on June 24, 2013 at 12:02pm — 1 Comment

Remodeling Your Kitchen The Sustainable Materials Way

If you are considering a kitchen remodel, why not take the opportunity to go green? Many green products use less energy and outlast other similar products. However, in some instances, they also cost more. Thankfully, an ever-expanding market for stylish and smart green products has pushed the costs down, making it easier and cheaper to create a green kitchen.

Sustainable kitchen cabinets

These types of…


Added by Alexander Goodwin on June 19, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

4 Easy Ideas For a More Sustainable Kitchen

Many people are searching for ways to live in a more Eco-friendly manner, and in many cases, living more Eco-friendly coincides with having a sustainable kitchen. Four aspects homeowners can implement in order to receive the greatest benefits monetarily and environmentally are as follows.

Use natural cleaners

One way to create a more Eco-friendly lifestyle and a sustainable kitchen is making cleaners using natural ingredients. From cleaning the floor to the…


Added by Alexander Goodwin on May 16, 2013 at 3:30pm — 6 Comments

You Can Homestead Series

Hey guys, sorry I haven't posted anything in a while. I have been super busy WRITING!! I wanted to share what I have been writing with you so here is it:


Hello all you HOMESTEADERS out there!!!

I just wanted to let you know we now have 6 issues…


Added by Travis Stinnett on April 8, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Sustainable Alternatives to Bluefin Tuna

by Kim Thompson, Sustainable Seafood Expert for the Menuism Seafood Blog and Betsey Suttle

With the recent $1.76 million sale of a single bluefin tuna in Tokyo, bluefin tuna - the poster child for sustainable seafood - is front page news again. These apex predators fetch such high prices because their…


Added by Menuism on February 26, 2013 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Living The Good Life - Walking in the footsteps to Scott & Helen Nearing

 Living The Good Life

Walking in the footsteps of Scott & Helen Nearing

Greg Joly and Mary Diaz purchased a piece of land in Jamaica Vermont and hand built a homestead. Following in the footsteps of Scott and Helen Nearing who in 1932 left New York City to establish a homestead in Jamaica Vermont. There experiment in living the simple life, building…


Added by Bruce Weaver on September 27, 2012 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Gardening tips: how to hand pollinate tomatoes for larger production of your container garden

Gardening tips: how to hand pollinate tomatoes for larger production of your container garden. Many gardeners leave pollination to the bees, but if you want to see the best harvests, you can take matters into your own hands.

In this video I am going to show you the best way to hand pollinate your tomatoes. All you need is an electric toothbrush and…


Added by Robert Brennan on July 30, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Eco-Studio Idea

As I'd said in my last post, I'd been looking around a lot at different options for the future. Thinking about what I truly need, and I can do without. In reality, I really pretty much live 80% of my indoors time in this bedroom with attached bath (about 12x10, 5x7 bath). We've got a 32" TV, Roku player, laptop, books, etc in here. Otherwise, we cook, eat dinner at the table, and generally come right back in here! We've also got completely useless vaulted ceilings as…


Added by Carrie Seal-Stahl on July 29, 2012 at 10:44am — No Comments

Demonstration Farm Offers Diverse Education

Cielo Sand Hodson at Broadened Horizons Organic Farm
Feeding the rooster a wild strawberry and meeting a…

Added by Flour Sack Mama on June 30, 2012 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Why Eat Local Food?

Why Eat Local Food?

Organically Grown, Hydroponic…

Added by Flour Sack Mama on June 30, 2012 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Family Farmers, Small Seed Companies, Need Support

"Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens," wrote Thomas Jefferson, "They are the most vigorous, the most independent, the most virtuous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to its liberty and interests by the most lasting…

Added by Flour Sack Mama on February 1, 2012 at 10:29am — 1 Comment

Top Turkeys Go from Small Farm to Thanksgiving Table

My visit to see the turkeys at River Ridge Farms disrupted their latest move from one stretch of pasture to another. Verlinda Waters had the tractor backed up to move the large wooden roost she and her husband had built by hand.  One turkey sat leisurely atop the roost while the other gobblers gathered around a water pan and their keeper was polite enough to chat with me.  These preening, lavish birds were accustomed to…


Added by Flour Sack Mama on November 23, 2011 at 8:07pm — 2 Comments

Grocery Co-op Offers Families Sustainable Choices

As the parent of a young child, Allyn Richardson says she considers food…


Added by Flour Sack Mama on September 20, 2011 at 7:25pm — 1 Comment

Infinite Varieties and $5 Challenge

Added a new blog post over at Local Me (http://localme.tumblr.com) talking about my Farmers Market class, Slow Food's $5 Challenge, and an amazing recipe for Tomato Cobbler.

My goal is to make local food accessible and exciting for the average person. I'd appreciate your thoughts and comments on the content, format, etc.

Added by Jay Geneske on September 19, 2011 at 11:21am — 1 Comment

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