GARDENING & FOOD TIPS
(GROW IT DONíT BUY IT)
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Have you ever wondered what you would do if food couldnít be delivered
to the grocery store?
What if roads were washed out or closed because of a fire or an ice
storm? You donít have to have acreage in order to grow
some pretty basic food items. My only suggestion would be to grow from
organic scraps. Here is an excellent site:
Growing your own is another form of recycling.
Another excellent idea being promoted is: grow food not lawns. This
YouTube clip shows how that might look.
There are many wonderful articles about growing food, not lawns at is
PRODUCE AND VEGETABLE WITHOUT BEE POLLINATION
If it were not for bees we wouldnít have the fruit and
vegetable choice we currently have. Take a moment to
visually see just how important these little creatures are.
Bees pollinate more than a third of our food supply and yet
they are dying at a very high rate. Pesticides are known to
play a part in their die off as illustrated in this
The following may be lengthy but informational:
Individually, we can plant gardens to attract bees. These
two sites are worth checking out to get ideas on what to
Insects are also a valuable part of any garden. Here are
the 10 most helpful insects and the role they play.
KEEP MONSANTO OUT OF YOUR
It is just not enough to buy seeds at your local market and
grow your own food. Do you know that Monsanto owns 40% of
the conventional seed market in the US and 20% of the
worldwide market, including organics and heirlooms?
Monsanto, come hell or high-water, as my mother would say,
is bound and determined for all of us to ingest their
genetically modified foods. Here are two outstanding sites
that will help you to steer clear of Monsanto and allow you
to purchase seeds that will not support them.
Permaculture is all about responsibility. Geoff Lawton illustrates how
to care for the earth is to care for the people that the surplus may be
returned to both the earth and the people; including the wastes that it
might be useful.
Wikipedia can help give a better understanding of what Permaculture is
Also, check out Geoff
Lawton at the following two sites:
frequently as new information is consistently added.