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Forage / Wild. Small veggie plots, big rewards. 10 Simple, Cheap Home Gardening Innovations to Set You on the Path to Food Independence. Alex Pietrowski, Staff WriterWaking Times The issue of food quality and food independence is of critical importance these days, and people are recognizing just how easy and fun it is to grow your own food at home.

10 Simple, Cheap Home Gardening Innovations to Set You on the Path to Food Independence

When renegade gardener Ron Finley said, “growing your own food is like printing money,” he was remarking on the revolutionary nature of re-establishing control over your health and your pocket book as a means of subverting the exploitative and unhealthy food systems that encourage the over-consumption of processed and fast foods. Thanks to the internet, the availability of parts and materials, and good old-fashioned ingenuity, there is a wide range of in-home, and in-apartment, gardening systems that are easy to construct and maintain, and that can provide nutritious, organic, and low-cost food for you and your family. Aquaponics Read: Aquaponic Gardening: A Step-By-Step Guide to Raising Vegetables and Fish Together Vertical Gardening Simple Greenhouse Designs Composting.

How 1 MILLION Pounds Of Organic Food Can Be Produced On 3 Acres. By Andy Whiteley Co-Founder of Wake Up World The quality and accessibility of our food supply is a mounting issue today.

How 1 MILLION Pounds Of Organic Food Can Be Produced On 3 Acres

With GMOs, chemical pesticides and low-nutrition processed foods now commonplace in the mainstream supply, taking control of your own food supply is one of the smartest things you can do – for your health and for your hip pocket. So, with limited space, how can we create an independent food supply? I recently came across this amazing video of a man, urban farmer Will Allen, who has figured out a self-sustaining system that can grow 1 million pounds of food every year, on just 3 acres of land, using the symbiotic cultivation of plants and aquatic animals in a re-circulating system.

How to Grow 100 Pounds of Potatoes in 4 Square Feet. On many occasions, we've been tempted to grow our own potatoes.

How to Grow 100 Pounds of Potatoes in 4 Square Feet

They're fairly low maintenance, can be grown in a pot or in the ground, last a fairly long time if stored properly, and can be very nutritious (high in potassium and vitamin C). Here's more incentive: according to this article, you can grow 100 pounds of potatoes in 4 sq. feet. Learn how after the jump... According to this article from the Seattle Times, potatoes planted inside a box with this method can grow up to 100 pounds of potatoes in just 4 square feet. Seed Saving. How to save Tomato seeds Tomatoes are one of the easier seeds to save.

Seed Saving

With these simple instructions, you should have success! Cross-pollination notes: Tomatoes do not cross-pollinate very readily. If the seeds are for home-use only, there is no real need to separate the plants or shield them from one another. If genetic purity is important, separate different varieties by a minimum of 75 feet. Step 1: Harvest a bunch of tomatoes.

In step 2, the process differs if you are using cherry tomatoes or regular tomatoes. Step 2a: Cherry Tomatoes If you are using cherry tomatoes, remove as much of the leaves and stems from them as possible. ...and blend them up until the tomatoes are completely broken up. Step 2b: Regular tomatoes If you are using regular tomatoes, slice them in half along their equator, separating them into a top and bottom half. Step 3: Either way, you've now got a bowl full of tomato sludge. This process is called "fermenting" the seeds. Congratulations! How to Grow Some of Your Own Food. How to Grow Some of Your Own Food Gardening is like finding money growing in your back yard!

How to Grow Some of Your Own Food

Everyone should have a garden. The best eatin' vegetables are those grown close to home. Gardening is less work than most people think. Better Times Cookbook | Justpeace | Better Times | | Access to Energy Conservation | On Pilgrimage in Oklahoma City For information about our plans for adapting our"urban homestead" to meet the looming challenges of peak oil, climate instability, and economic irrationality, see Gatewood Urban Homestead, the permaculture design for our home. The Ten Basics of Square Foot Gardening The Easy/Less Work Method for Beginning Gardeners by Mel Bartholomew, 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Food Forest. Parsley Compound kills 86% of Lung Cancer Cells. By PAUL FASSA Worldwide, lung cancer is a devastating and exceedingly common form of cancer.

Parsley Compound kills 86% of Lung Cancer Cells

It ranks as the number one cause of cancer deaths for adults in the United States. According to the American Lung Cancer Association, back in 1987 it replaced breast cancer as the leading cause of cancer deaths in women. “Lung cancer causes more deaths than the next three most common cancers combined (colon, breast and pancreatic). An estimated 159,260 Americans are expected to die from lung cancer in 2014, accounting for approximately 27 percent of all cancer deaths” – American Lung Cancer Association. Seventy-five to eighty percent of lung cancer cases stem from a type of cancer called, non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Parsley Compound Kills Lung Cancer Cells and Acts as a Cancer Preventive A 2013 study published in PubMed reported that a compound found in parsley killed up to 86% of lung cancer cells in vitro (petri dish). Herbs. Growing Mushrooms: Video Series.

How you will go about growing mushrooms will vary depending on what you want to do with those mushrooms when everything is said and done.

Growing Mushrooms: Video Series

Learn about growing mushrooms with help from experienced mushroom professionals in this free video series. How to Grow Mushrooms to Eat Growing mushrooms to eat requires a few key changes to the process you would go through if you were just growing mushrooms under normal circumstances. Grow mushrooms to eat with help from experienced mushroom professionals in this free video clip. The Guerrilla Gardening Home Page.