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Best Staple Crops for Building Food Self-Sufficiency - Organic Gardening

To rely on your garden to feed your family, you need to grow staple crops — those foods that are the basis of the human diet. The best staple crops …

Gardening

Grow Colorful, Crunchy Carrots Year Round - Organic Gardening

Carrots are rich in antioxidants, beta-carotenes, vitamin A, vitamin C, many B-complex vitamins like folic acid, B6, thiamin, pantothenic acid, as …

Gardening

5 Ways We Can Scale Sustainable Farming - Homesteading and Livestock

Scalable systems, such as these multipurpose structures, enable producers to expand incrementally.<p>Photo by Deborah Welky Miles<p>Those of us dedicated …

Grow the Most Nutritious Fruits and Vegetables - Organic Gardening

I’ve spent the past 10 years scouring scientific articles for information on the most nutritious fruit and vegetable varieties in our modern world. …

Nutrition

How to Supercharge Your Soil with Minerals - Organic Gardening

Ever wonder why we need added vitamins and minerals beyond what we get through our food? Over the decades, the food we eat has gone down in …

Hydrogen Peroxide vs. Bleach: Which is the Better Household Cleaner? And is There an Even Better Option?

Chlorine bleach household cleaners are often the most toxic chemicals found in homes yet most popular in America. Bleach is added to everything from …

Integrative Medicine

Use Vintage Technique To Grow More Fruit in Less Space - Organic Gardening

All across Ireland, sometimes crumbling and overgrown, lie the kitchen gardens that once served vast estates and armies of workmen. The phrase …

Gardening

How a (Farm) Bill Became a Law

Much has been written about the ugly sausage-making of the just-ended farm bill process: the abandoned opportunity to truly reform the nation’s farm …

Agriculture

How to start a home rain barrel project

Water is precious and becoming more scarce. Try a rain barrel in your yard to use 'free' water for irrigation and limit what you run from the tap.<p>As …

Middle East

Cheap (potentially free) to build & free to run houses

Theoretically, you could build any house for free, especially in a model such as the resource-based economy that participants in the Zeitgeist …

The Biggest Overlooked Trends of 2013

What Bill Gates, David Petraeus, Anne-Marie Slaughter and other big thinkers want you to know about the events that quietly changed the world this year.<p>As the year comes to an end, it seems every corner of the Internet has its own list of the Biggest, Most Important Developments of 2013. But many …

Political Science

A Healthy Bed: Your Most Important Furniture Choice - Green Homes

In my previous post I talked about the 6 Steps to Creating a Bedroom Sanctuary.<p>The center piece of any bedroom sanctuary is, of course, the bed. Of …

Sustainable Living

Wild Economics - An Interview with Mark Boyle

Mark Boyle founded the worldwide 'Freeconomy' movement which now has local groups in over 170 countries. He is currently working on developing a …

Permaculture

9 Vegetarian Casseroles Even Meat Eaters Will Love

Take veggies, add cheese and your favorite starch (pasta, polenta, rice), and you're in one-dish dinner heaven.<p>Another Reason to Love the Tiny Little …

Cooking

Cave Divers To Explore Unmapped New Mexico Cavern

A crack team of cave divers will explore New Mexico’s famed Blue Hole underwater cave system this weekend.<p>The Advanced Diver Magazine Exploration …

Scuba Diving

Wave goodbye to global warming, GM and pesticides

The technology – radio wave energised water – massively increases the output of vegetables and fruits by up to 30 per cent.<p>Not only are the plants …

The truth stings: Still no answers for collapsing bee colonies

The honeybee die-off crisis is jeopardizing America’s food supply, yet we’re still no closer to solving the problem<p>In 2006, long before I worked at this magazine, <i>OnEarth</i> contributing editor Sharon Levy visited a farm in California’s Sierra foothills and let honeybees swarm all over her body. …

A Look into the Powerful Medicinal Properties of Wild Carrots

The carrot is a plant primarily known for its sweet and tender cultivated roots but you can also use the other, largely forgotten parts of the plant …

Permaculture

Doctors Without Borders Is Forced to Abandon Somalia

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Despite more than two decades of bringing medical care to one of the most dangerous countries in the …

Scientists discover what’s killing the bees and it’s worse than you thought

As we’ve written before, the mysterious mass die-off of honey bees that pollinate $30 billion worth of crops in the US has so decimated America’s <i>apis mellifera</i> population that one bad winter could leave fields fallow. Now, a new study has pinpointed some of the probable causes of bee deaths and the …

Ecology

Why Local Food Is Saving the World

Brian Halweil, publisher of Edible Manhattan, was on track to become a doctor until he realized that repairing the global food system could help to …

Local Food Movement

Cows Save The Planet – And Other Improbable Ways Of Restoring Soil To Heal the Earth

<i>Cows Save The Planet</i> is a wonderfully comprehensive book, challenging some of the current popular theory relating to climate change and the mending …

Permaculture

How To Sustainably Harvest And Eat Delicious Daylilies - Organic Gardening

I love a plant that is beautiful, provides several different tasty ingredients, and is easy to harvest in ways that allow the plant to replenish. …

Gardening

Perennial Farming Systems

<b>To save the planet we may need to turn it into an edible paradise… help me write the book that explains how and why.</b> Check out my kickstarter …

Farming

'This is Not a Doomsday Talk': Allan Savory's address to the Savory Institute International Conference - Milkwood: permaculture courses, skills + stories

Perhaps you have seen Allan Savory’s recent TED talk on Greening the Desert. Perhaps you have heard of Holistic Management, or worked on a farm that …

Climate

Growing Food Hidden in the Forest - Homesteading and Livestock

Rick Austin has not planted a garden in years, yet he plops 3 to 6 gallons of fresh-picked fruit and vegetables every day onto the kitchen counter …

Permaculture

Local, self-sufficient, optimistic: are Transition Towns the way forward?

Late last year, Rob Hopkins went to a conference. Most of the delegates were chief executive officers at local authorities, but it was not a public …

Build Your Own Yurt Using Papercrete - DIY

<i>This article was originally posted in</i> Instructables <i>and is reposted with permission from Michael Warren.</i><p>Papercrete is just what it sounds like: …

DIY