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ATP Podcast #15: Edible Wild Plants - Perennial-farming-systems-organic-agriculture-edible-permaculture-eric-toensmeier-large-scale-farmland. To save the planet we may need to turn it into an edible paradise… help me write the book that explains how and why.


Check out my kickstarter campaign and learn about this hopeful solution to climate change and how you can be part of making it happen. The following article appeared in the Fall 2011 and Winter 2012 issues of the Permaculture Activist. This is a companion piece to “Stabilizing the Climate with ‘Permanent Agriculture‘,” an article that appeared in the Spring 2011 issue of the Permaculture Activist. How to Grow the Best Green SuperFood that has more Protein than Beef Indoors. Start Eating Purple. Going Purple By Shannon McCabe America’s industrial food system has waged war on our most fundamental means of nourishing ourselves.

Start Eating Purple

Vegetables once celebrated for their nutritional content have been stripped of their superfood status and reduced to merely a flavorless vessel for pesticides. Supermarket produce aisles are bursting at the seams with these sad vestiges of a war waged on healthy produce. Factory farming has robbed the people of their most basic and affordable medicine: healthy food. It’s time to approach the garden as a pharmacy. Purple sweet potatoes are a fantastic anthocyanin—rich root crop; you can store tubers in the root cellar to ensure a heathy and colorful staple for the cold winter months.The molokai purple sweet potato is a local Hawaiian variety that is as tasty as it is nutritionally beneficial. Best Herbs for Teas (National Gardening Association) Once I began blending and testing herb teas to sell under my Garden Party label, I knew what I didn't want.

Best Herbs for Teas (National Gardening Association)

An herb tea should never be flat and flavorless. Whether it's fruity or spicy, soothing or lively, simple or sophisticated, it needs taste and personality. I found my homegrown mint, lemon balm and chamomile were more flavorful than the herbal ingredients I could buy. Establishing a Permaculture based Food Forest. Permaculture is a design system that is based on understanding ecosystems, it takes a look at the interactions between the trees, plants, fungi, bacteria, birds, animals and all other natural elements to create a sustainable ecosystem.

Establishing a Permaculture based Food Forest

In the first video we go through a slideshow with Josh Robinson a permaculturist who gives us a detailed insight into Permaculture, the functioning and how it works as a sustainable solution in creating a food forest. He talks about the flaws in the tradition orchard system, where the same trees are planted together, thus making the soil deficient of the same nutrients, the need for fertilization and also susceptible to diseases. The alternative to this method is a permaculture food forest, a perennial polyculture of multi-purposed plants. How to grow a fig tree from a cutting part 1. Green 3D Printer Prints Living Designs From Organic “Ink” Project PrintGREEN is turning 3D printers into on-demand gardeners after designing a “green” 3D printer in 2013.

Green 3D Printer Prints Living Designs From Organic “Ink”

The printer produces living prints, printing customized objects in a variety of sizes and forms. The project was created at the University of Maribor in Slovenia, conceived of by students Maja Petek, Tina Zidanšek, Urška Skaza, Danica Rženičnik and Simon Tržan, with help from their mentor Dušan Zidar. The project’s goal is to unite art, technology, and nature, creatively producing living designs with the help of technology. The “ink” in the machine is a combination of soil, seeds, and water which can be designed to print in any shape or letter.

After drying, the muddy mixture holds its form and begins to sprout grass from the organic material. How to Make an Avocado Tree Bear Fruit. Growing Figs in Containers. How To Grow Watercress. Nasturtium officinale Low growing and trailing European perennial Nasturtium officinale, a member of the Mustard Family, is naturalized in springs and wet ground in temperate climates.

How To Grow Watercress

Though easily grown from seed, it is usually propagated by bits of stem which readily take root in wet soil and need no further attention. How to Make $100,000 Farming 1/2 Acre You Don't Own. Wild Edible Greens, Foraging Your Own Wild Superfoods. Wild edible greens are leafy green plants that grow in wild unattended places all over the world.

Wild Edible Greens, Foraging Your Own Wild Superfoods

There are specific varieties that are edible to humans and can be picked for FREE in "nature’s garden. " Foraging for wild food is one of humankind’s most basic survival instincts that has long been forgotten since the invention of large scale agriculture. While cultivated foods have their place in modern day living, there is no comparison to the wild nutrition these edibles can provide. Not that we don’t love kale, bok choy and collards, but there is a nutritional component that we have to give up for these larger sized leaves, sacrificing quality for quantity. Wild greens are the origins of ALL hybridized green leafy vegetables we know today. Fortunately, we can still consume our wild nutrients by gathering edible wild greens when we find them prolifically growing in uncultivated patches of earth. The Benefits of Edible Wild Plants.

THE MIRACLE OF GROWING FOOD SUSTAINABLY. There are so many wonderful tree fruits to grow, so if you have a limited space, decide which are your most favourite ones that you cannot do without and grow them.


Also I strongly recommend growing as many as possible as fans, espaliers and cordons, grown on semi dwarfing rootstock, so they take up less room and are easier to maintain and pick and protect from birds. Espalier ‘Packman’s Triumph’ Pear.

Medicinal plants & herbs

Plants Profile for Cistus incanus incanus (hairy rockrose) WHO's New Q & A on Glyphosate Confirms Toxicity of Round Up. The World Health Organization (WHO) has just published a clear question and answer form on the toxicity of glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide concoction, Round Up.

WHO's New Q & A on Glyphosate Confirms Toxicity of Round Up

It leaves no question that the herbicide is truly genotoxic, causing damage to life everywhere. The report has likely come out due to controversy over the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)’s determination that glyphosate is ‘safe.’ The Poison Garden website Guide to Common Plant Names. Growing Garlic, Harvesting Garlic, Planting Garlic, Garlic Scapes. Garlic growing is easy in the home garden.

Growing Garlic, Harvesting Garlic, Planting Garlic, Garlic Scapes

Maintaining top quality requires care and attention. How To Grow Potatoes in Tire Towers. I love this creative gardening technique. It hits on so many of my happy Bonzai buttons that it makes me giddy! First of all, you’re growing your own food, which of course I think is divine. Secondly, this is some super small-scale gardening, because you utilize the vertical ‘dead’ space by growing *up* instead of *out*. Monsanto Buys Up Heirloom Seed Suppliers. The NM Tree and Garden Center located in Rio Rancho, New Mexico has discovered that Monsanto is buying heirloom seed companies.

They are also buying the trademarks to a number of heirloom seeds. This means that you may think you are supporting an heirloom seed company but in reality the company is owned by Monsanto. The seeds themselves are still non-GMO and heirloom and they can be saved at the end of the harvest and resown next season, but you are still giving money to Monsanto. Monsanto are also buying trademarks so that no matter where you buy certain seeds, they get money from it. The Wild Plant Cafe- GOURMET WEEDS. Healthy News and Information. By Hannah Kastoryano Cinnamon. It’s delicious AND nutritious for us. BUT did you know it’s beneficial for plants too? How to Build a Tumbling Composter: 11 Steps. Edit Article Edited by Tom Stricker, James Quirk, Tom Viren, Sondra C and 28 others One of the keys to composting is aeration.

The bacteria need oxygen to carry out the aerobic respiration that creates rich compost. One way to aerate your compost is with a pitchfork or a compost turning tool. If you keep your compost in a tumbler, however, all you have to do is turn the container. Ad Steps. Healthy Facts About Those Roly Poly Bugs In Your Yard. Photo credit: Everyone knows what roly poly bugs are! You might call them by a different name: Woodlice, pill bugs, wood louse, even armadillo bugs. No matter what you call them, almost every child in the world had pulled up a log or brick and found these tiny grey bugs, touched them so that they rolled up into a ball, and then played with them for a while.

How to Grow Hydroponics Without Chemicals. Top 12 shade tolerant vegetables and herbs for a shady garden. “I can never make up my small garden, because the sun does not love my place, and keeps away from here.” Well, if you want to feed you gardening passion, than this obstacle can be overcome within seconds. How To Use Your Pee For The Planet. Well, not on them, exactly, but if you aren't using your urine in your garden and on your compost pile, you are, pardon my French, pissing away a free, valuable resource and missing out an easy way to help close the gaping hole in your household nutrient cycle. Perennialsolutions. February 12, 2013 User Admin. Amaranth. 6,000 lbs of food on 1/10th acre - Urban Farm - Urban Homestead - Growing Your Own Food.

Persimmon Provisions. Persimmons can persists after the leaves drop making them easy to spot. Pumpkins and Winter Squash- Harvesting and Storage. Plant Identification. Guy Creates Trees That Grow 40 Different Fruits. Eat The Weeds by Green Deane, the most watched forager in the world. WILD FLOWER IDENTIFICATION GUIDE (ID GUIDE) Search by State. eBook. Self-Seeding Crops You’ll Never Need to Replant. One of the characteristics of a truly sustainable garden is that it produces at least some of its own seed. This is most often done when gardeners select, harvest and store seeds until the proper time for planting the following year. HOW TO PROPAGATE THE SAFFRON CROCUS. Although found in the bulb section of most plant retailers come autumn, the saffron crocus actually grows from compressed underground stems known as corms.

These specialised stems come complete with dormant buds, each one capable of growing into a genetically identical plant. Each year one new corm will grow on top of the old one, together with some smaller ones which will grow from the base of the plant. Healthy News and Information. Permaculture Plants: Honey Locust. Native Wildflowers : Prairie Nursery.

Mushrooms and fungi

Growing Turmeric in Containers. Food Rising - 100% open-source innovations designed for peer-to-peer knowledge sharing. Foraging for Wild Food: 6 Sustainable Techniques. HOW TO GROW A PINEAPPLE FROM SEED. How to Grow Stevia and Make Homemade Stevia Extract. Pests and problems. 101 Gardening Secrets The Experts Never Tell You. How to plant and grow vanilla.

Wild Edible Plants. How to Grow Ginger. Common Poisonous Plants and Plant Parts. Foraging: 52 Wild Plants You Can Eat. Lavender Products & Organic Lavender Farm on San Juan Island – Washington. The 16 Best Healthy, Edible Plants to Grow Indoors. How to Grow Blueberries - Growing the Superfruit. How to Grow Garlic: Organic Gardening. 20 Uses for Garlic : EcoSalon. Green Gold - Documentary by John D. Liu. Foraging. Foraging wild food with 12 easy wild foods that anyone can harvest. Cultivating, Harvesting and Curing Tobacco. Wild Edibles- Season 1- with Interactive Menu! 16 Foods That’ll Re-Grow from Kitchen Scraps - Galactic ConnectionGalactic Connection.

Edible Weeds. Amaranth: Grain, Vegetable, Icon. AlgaeLab, grow your own Spirulina. Food of the Future: Window DIY Spirulina Superfood. SPIROGYRA. 7 Natural Uses For Baking Soda In The Garden. Identifying Native Plants - California Native Plant Society. Off Grid Info - Food Independence - Where To Get Heirloom Seeds - Non-GMO Seeds - Organic Seeds.

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Heirlooms, hybrids and GMOs: A hackers guide to knowing the difference - How to grow a lemon tree from seed. How to Grow Sugar Cane in Your Yard: Getting it Started. Information About Plants: Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruit Guides. Welcome! (All Things Plants) Edible Flowers, How to choose Edible Flowers, Eatable Flowers, Edible Flower Chart, List of Edible Flowers, Incredible Edible Flowers.

Edible Flowers Chart. How to grow a kiwi plant from seed. Easy Chart on How to Use the Herbs from your Garden…and Spices Too! « Home Grown Edible Landscapes. 15 Plants to Help Save Bees. Plant Hardiness Zone Map. Mullein Verbascum species - Garden A to Z. NatureGate / Plants. Grey Duck Garlic: How to Grow Big Garlic. Thy Hand Hath Provided: Braiding Garlic.