The Hidden Link Between Factory Farms and Human Illness

Farm Animals, Healthy Eating
The FAO recently warned that global industrial meat production poses a serious threat to human health. BTW, Read the really frightening article in this month's Mother Earth News, The Hidden Link Between Factory Farms and Human Illness We all KNOW this. We all sense this. It is time we did more. Stop EATING this. There are AlWAYS alternatives. Eat less meat, buy from reputable growers that employ sustainable and HUMANE practices, raise your own sustainably or pay someone to, but do NOT support FACTORY FARMING! Here are some ideas on what YOU can DO Costs for factory farming are enormous, and as oil becomes more scarce or the price rises (whatever your philosophy) it will continue to provide the people with unhealthy, increasingly expensive meat. These are just a few…
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5 Easy Steps to Sustainable Gardening

5 Easy Steps to Sustainable Gardening

Organic Gardening, Sustainable Landscaping
1) Observe your space Where is the sun / shade? (watch the patterns during the growing season throughout the day) How is the land sloped? (south faces warmer & sunnier than north - use to your advantage!) Is it windy? (plant some trees or shrubs to act as a windbreak!) 2) Think about what you like to eat and see! plant some of your favorites! choose varieties that are suited for your climate (local garden stores usually specialize in these!) plan plantings that compliment each other (grow sunflowers as a trellis for pole beans!) 3) Soil is the start work soil in spring only when it begins to dry (not when soggy you'll lose important soil structure!) add Organic Matter! add Organic Matter! add Organic Matter! (in the form of…
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How to Grow Cabbage & Kale

How to Grow Cabbage & Kale

Growing Food
Learn How to Grow Cabbage and Kale If you'd like to learn how to grow cabbage and kale then you need to understand that they both prefer cool weather and can withstand light frosts. They grow best in full sun in rich (mix plenty of organic matter, such as compost, humus, well rotted manure, or leaf mold into the soil before planting), moist, slightly alkaline (pH 7.0) well-drained soil. To avoid any soil borne diseases, rotate crops; i.e., do not plant any members of the cabbage family (including broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, rapini, Brussels sprouts, mustard) in the same place for four years. Start Cabbage Seed Indoors Start cabbage seeds indoors eight to ten weeks before the last frost date. Sow the seeds 1/2 inch deep, in sterile starting mix. Water…
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