I Pledge Allegiance to the Earth

I Pledge Allegiance to the Earth I pledge allegiance to the earth and all the life which it supports. One planet in our care, irreplaceable, with sustenance and respect for all. Happy Earth Day! [more]

Restoring the Land to Grow Organic Food

Restoring the Land to Grow Organic FoodWe have wanted to make use of this patch of dirt surrounding our house for some time now, but due to lack of time & how much garbage was in the soil it has taken some time for us to get around to it. Now, we can finally say it is done & we have many plants growing around our [more]

New Chicks on the Homestead

New Chicks on the HomesteadThis past winter was a bit rough on our aging chickens and unfortunately, we lost our Rhode Island Red Lucy. Poor Ethel has been wandering around without her head hen since. Well, good news! We have recieved some free chicks from a friend & they are growing quickly. We now [more]

Onions Reduce Ovarian Cancer Risk by 73%

Onions Reduce Ovarian Cancer Risk by 73%This fascinating case-control study from Switzerland and Italy showed that women eating just one serving of onions daily experienced 73% less ovarian cancer than those eating the least onions (one serving = 3 ounces or 80 grams, or half a cup chopped onion). Why are onions so [more]

How Aquaponic Gardening Works

How Aquaponic Gardening WorksAquaponics, with its fancy name, may sound like a trendy new concept developed by environmentalists, but it's actually as old as the hills. Aquaponics is a method of cultivating both crops and fish in a controlled environment. [more]

The 10 Largest Oil Spills in History

The 10 Largest Oil Spills in HistoryThroughout our history of oil drilling, there have been many incidents that have caused oil spills ranging from tiny to enormous. The impact on our environment & economies have been large, but the lasting effects are undeniable. Below is a list of some of the largest oil spills [more]

Detroit High School Campus to Become 27 Acre Urban Farm

Detroit High School Campus to Become 27 Acre Urban FarmI was so sad to hear the point that Detroit had come to, but since their bankruptcy, the citizens have been making real change in their community. Once again, Detroit is taking it to the next most logical step! Sustainability! Less than 50 years after it was built, Kettering [more]

752 Rescued Battery Hens Feel Sunshine for the First Time

752 Rescued Battery Hens Feel Sunshine for the First TimeIf you've never seen an ex-battery hen take her first steps on soil, or feel the sunshine on her face for the first time then this might be five of the most moving minutes you'll ever see. Battery cages had not only prevented these hens from expressing normal and natural [more]

Mexico Bans GMO Corn, Effective Immediately

Mexico Bans GMO Corn, Effective ImmediatelyJust when you think there’s no winning against the biotech industry, news out of Mexico City shows that all is not lost. After years of deliberation, a Mexico judge has placed an indefinite ban on genetically-engineered corn. Effective immediately, companies like Monsanto and [more]

What is Oil Pulling & Why Does it Matter?

What is Oil Pulling & Why Does it Matter?To a culture obsessed with fresh minty gels and pastes to brighten the smile, the idea of swishing oil around the mouth seems counterintuitive at best, but at least as far back as 500 B.C., oil pulling has been an important part of Indian traditional medicine. [more]

 

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