Firespike — a Must-Have Plant Firespike is one of my favorite plants in my garden, even when it’s not in bloom. (Lest your eyebrows are rising too high, no, that is not my garden pictured in the top photo. It’s St. Anthony’s Garden, behind St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans. But that hummer on photo above is in my firespike!) Cattails – A Survival Dinner Cattails have many edible parts, top to bottom. Photo by Green Deane Cattails: Swamp Supermarket The United States almost won WWII with cattails. No green plant produces more edible starch per acre than the Cat O’ Nine Tails; not potatoes, rice, taros or yams. Kshama Sawant: The Most Dangerous Woman in America SEATTLE—Kshama Sawant, the socialist on the City Council, is up for re-election this year. Since joining the council in January of 2014 she has helped push through a gradual raising of the minimum wage to $15 an hour in Seattle. She has expanded funding for social services and blocked, along with housing advocates, an attempt by the Seattle Housing Authority to allow a rent increase of up to 400 percent.
Guy Creates Trees That Grow 40 Different Fruits Sam Van Aken, an artist and professor at Syracuse University, uses “chip grafting” to create trees that each bear 40 different varieties of stone fruits or fruits with pits. The grafting process involves slicing a bit of a branch with a bud from a tree of one of the varieties and inserting it into a slit in a branch on the “working tree,” then wrapping the wound with tape until it heals and the bud starts to grow into a new branch. Over several years he adds slices of branches from other varieties to the working tree.
Chenopodium pallidicaule Chenopodium pallidicaule, known as qañiwa, qañawa or qañawi (Quechua, hispanicized spellings cañihua, canihua, cañahua, cañahui, also kaniwa, kañiwa) is a species of goosefoot, similar in character and uses to the closely related quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa). Qañiwa has important beneficial characteristics including tolerance of high mountain conditions, high protein content, high antioxidant capacity and phenolic content and a lack of the saponins which complicate quinoa use. Cultivation Qañiwa is an indigenous pseudocereal food of the high Andes. Landsat Satellites Find the 'Sweet Spot' for Crops Landsat Satellites Find the 'Sweet Spot' for Crops Farmers are using maps created with free data from NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey's Landsat satellites that show locations that are good and not good for growing crops. Farmer Gary Wagner walks into his field where the summer leaves on the sugar beet plants are a rich emerald hue -- not necessarily a good color when it comes to sugar beets, either for the environment or the farmer. That hue tells Wagner that he's leaving money in the field in unused nitrogen fertilizer, which if left in the soil can act as a pollutant when washed into waterways, and in unproduced sugar, the ultimate product from his beets. The leaf color Wagner is looking for is yellow.
Using Weeds For Survival - Survival Life Stinging nettles have a multitude of medicinal and edible uses and grow wild nearly everywhere in the world. The green plants many do not consider more than weeds are actually very useful not only during an emergency situation but daily in the kitchens of folks focused on healthy eating alternatives. The primary nutritional value of stinging nettles revolves around its natural fiber and calcium content. During a disaster scenario, or when living off the grid where physical tasks are numerous, the green wonder weed edible recipes may help bolster overall health and strength.
Maharishi University of Management As a graduate of the Maharishi Vedic Science program, there’s one question I’ve been asked more often than any other about my choice of study: What is the point of majoring in Maharishi Vedic Science? Krista, my friend in the Vedic Science program, and me in India My decision to join the Maharishi Vedic Science Masters’ Program came at a time in my life where I was unsure of what I wanted to do next. 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. But some self-seeding crops produce seeds so readily that as long as you give them time to flower and mature, and set seed, you will always have free plants growing in your garden.
Tuber melanosporum mikoriza The Black truffle (Tuber Melanosporum) is a delicatessen sometimes called "the black diamond" for its inimitable flavour and also for its price.Vittadini described the Tuber Melanosporum in 1831, from the Greek melanos = black and spora = spore, melanosporum = with black spores The lot of forest host species can live in symbiosis with the black truffle, such as the truffle oaks and the truffle hazel trees. On the majority of parcels we have observed more frequent appearance of 'brulés (burned area) very marked and spectacular.
hugelkultur: the ultimate raised garden beds raised garden bed hugelkultur after one month raised garden bed hugelkultur after one year raised garden bed hugelkultur after two years raised garden bed hugelkultur after twenty years It's a german word and some people can say it all german-ish. I'm an american doofus, so I say "hoogle culture". How to Find Wild Edible Plants: 15 Steps Edit Article Edited by Robatsunbright, ClaytonB, Maluniu, Venus_Exalted and 12 others Wild edible plants are everywhere you turn. Not only is it free food, but eating wild plants is a huge stride toward wilderness self-sufficiency. Once you know where to look and how to prepare plants you find in the wild, you'll be well prepared whether you're planning on surviving on free greens or you just want to try some new flavors next time you go camping. Be careful, though: eating the wrong plant could be fatal.