Slow Food International - Good, Clean and Fair food. Small West Yorkshire town aims to be first town with food self-sufficiency by growing all its own vegetables. (NaturalNews) Different local authorities throughout the USA have been harassing homeowners for growing veggies or herbs in their front lawns.
But in the small town of Todmorden, England, a grass-roots food movement has been started by one woman who grew veggies in her front yard and let neighbors pick them free. It took six months before neighbors and passers-by got the notion that Mary Clear's lowered fence and signs encouraging people to pick veggies from her lawn was for real. Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult. Barbara Stanwyck: "We're both rotten!
" Fred MacMurray: "Yeah - only you're a little more rotten. " -"Double Indemnity" (1944) Those lines of dialogue from a classic film noir sum up the state of the two political parties in contemporary America. Both parties are rotten - how could they not be, given the complete infestation of the political system by corporate money on a scale that now requires a presidential candidate to raise upwards of a billion dollars to be competitive in the general election? Localblu.com. Filenames. Cool Buildings. Straw bale workshops, Earthship tours, green living at Blue Rock Station. Recycled plastic bottle sheds. If you're really keen to go down the green shed route, here's an ambitious project for you - build it out of recycled plastic bottles.
Above is an example belonging to Crafty People's Sister C at the historic St Anns Allotments. Make Your Own Plastic Bottle Greenhouse - Making Your Own. Author: Lucy Debenham BA (hons) - Updated: 30 November 2012| Comment.
My plastic bottle greenhouse. How-To plastic bottle green house build guide ! Flojak Hand Well Pump - Backup Hand Pump for Well. Demythologizing American Exceptionalism. Our conservative Christians (identical these days with the Republican Party) are all about American Exceptionalism; they like to talk about America as a divinely ordained nation, chosen by God to be special, as Israel was once special, a vehicle for his divine plan (whatever that might be).
Witness Tom DeLay back in ’08: I know that America was created by God and it was created by God, not for wealth, personal wealth. It wasn’t created by God so that we would have the resources that we now have. It wasn’t even created by God to have the freedom that we have now. America was created by God to spread the Gospel; to spread the word of Jesus Christ and to propagate Christianity.
Green Businesses. Oregon farms press forward on organic seeds. Corn variety trials at Gathering Together Farm A handful of Oregon farmers are teaming up with Oregon State University as part of a nationwide effort to broaden the availability of organic seeds.
Responding to new pressure from organic food certifiers, the effort is aimed at testing new seed varieties on organic farms in hopes of luring companies to produce the seed commercially. "There are a few companies out there that produce seed that is certified organic," said Jim Myers, a professor in the Department of Agriculture at Oregon State University. But organic seed can otherwise be tough to find, he said. Instead, growers have to buy conventionally produced seed, Myers said. Until recently, the practice has been allowed. Seed Companies - Seeds and plants for gardens - Safe Seed Pledge. All these companies have signed the Safe Seed Pledge.
A listing of other companies that have signed the pledge is available at Gene-Watch Org . Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners and consumers who want an alternative, we pledge that we do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants.
The mechanical transfer of genetic material outside of natural reproductive methods and between genera, families or kingdoms, poses great biological risks as well as economic, political, and cultural threats. Organic Partners International. Sustainable Oregon. At Oregon Sugar Beet Seed Farms, It's Organic Agriculture Vs. Genetic Engineering. The Cold War phrase "peaceful coexistence" has been revived in a new context: as a potential solution in the clash between organic agriculture and genetic engineering.
This agricultural battle is global in scope, but one place where the tension is most tangible — and where its consequences are most concrete — is the valley along Oregon's Willamette River. hide caption"This valley is not big enough to have genetically engineered crops and normal crops growing together without cross contamination happening," says Frank Morton, an organic farmer who grows Swiss chard for seed. Dan Charles for NPR "This valley is not big enough to have genetically engineered crops and normal crops growing together without cross contamination happening," says Frank Morton, an organic farmer who grows Swiss chard for seed.
Oregon's organic farmers fight genetically modified seeds. Torsten Kjellstrand/The OregonianHank Keogh (center, in white) joins Karen Morton (left) and her sons, Taj and Kit, as they stomp and whack a pile of gold chard to loosen the organic seeds grown at Gathering Together Farm in Philomath.
PHILOMATH -- Critics of genetically modified crops have warned about "frankenfood" and "superweeds" for years. But today, more than four-fifths of the nation's corn, cotton and soybean crops are altered to resist pesticides and insects. Now Frank Morton, a 53-year-old organic seed farmer in Philomath, and other activists are plowing new legal ground in the battle, charging that genetically modified crops will spread and contaminate organic crops. Morton's beef is with sugar beet seeds that scientists with agricultural giant Monsanto have tweaked to resist Roundup, the company's most popular weed killer. Oregon doesn't grow many sugar beets, which supply half of the nation's sugar.
Food Not Lawns International. American Grass Seed Producers, Inc. Home. We are outside Oregon City, in Beavercreek, 20 miles from Portland, Oregon.
Our farm is dedicated to providing the most sustainable, amazingly fresh, humanely, all pasture raised, breeding stock, heritage meats, eggs, and heirloom seeds to the Portland, Oregon and the surrounding areas. For genetic diversity purposes we do ship our seeds & day old ducklings to 49 states and Canada, March through September.At Boondockers Farm the focus is rare Heritage Poultry, specifically the Ancona, and Saxony for ducklings, breeding stock, hatching, eating eggs, and heritage meat when available.