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Hemp Production Should be Legalized

Agriculture & Farming |  | You have probably heard that hemp, a variety of cannabis sativa (marijuana) that lacks the high-inducing compounds has a multitude of industrial uses ranging from paper, textile, plastics, and food… and that’s barely scratching the surface. To say that hemp is one of the most useful plants in existence is not an overstatement. I’m not going ...Read More »

Food and Farming: Two Futures

Agriculture & Farming |  | By: Dr. Vandana Shiva, Seed Freedom | The slogan was that there would never again be scarcity of food because we can now make “bread from air”. There are two distinct futures of food and farming. One leads to a dead end. A dead planet: poisons and chemical monocultures spreading; farmers committing suicide due to debt ...Read More »

How to Make a $12 DIY Compost Bin (and 50 Things You Can Compost In It)

Agriculture & Farming |  | Have you ever priced out those compost bins that you can buy? They have all sorts of bells and whistles, like cranks that turn the contents for you and fancy slide-out trays at the bottom. They can also cost hundreds of dollars. Since that was totally out of my budget, I decided to make a ...Read More »

Crashing Monsanto's Pesticide Party in Beijing

Agriculture & Farming |  | By: Scott C. Tips |  NHF Slams the Global Pesticide Empire. “A business that makes nothing but business is a poor business.”  – Henry Ford They have been running amok for years, unchallenged. The Codex Alimentarius Committee on Pesticide Residues (CCPR) is their playground and they know it. Monsanto, Syngenta, DuPont, Dow, Bayer, and other ...Read More »

Small Space Gardening

Agriculture & Farming |  | We don’t always have the option of moving out into the sprawling countryside to live off of the land. Our jobs dictate that we live near a city and, as a result, our yards are smaller and may not provide adequate space for a large garden. As well, those that are renting homes may also be ...Read More »

20 Medicinal Herbs That I Have in My Prepper Garden

Agriculture & Farming |  | “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” –  Hippocrates So, many of you may be asking why I want to go to all the trouble and grow herbs and roots for natural healing. You can read about seven reasons why I started a medicinal garden, but in short, I wanted options at my disposal. ...Read More »

Poison Peddlers

Agriculture & Farming |  | It’s probably not in your garage, or on your shopping list. But how many of your neighbors will spray their lawns and gardens this summer with Roundup herbicide, thus exposing you (and your family and pets)—possibly without your knowledge and definitely against your wishes—to Monsanto’s cancer-causing chemicals? If the answer is one, it’s one too ...Read More »

7 Reasons Why You Should Have a Medicinal Garden

Agriculture & Farming |  | Growing medicinal plants are a great way to ensure garden sustainability and more notably, have access to natural medicine when you need it most. When I introduced more herbs in my garden, I noticed it had a profound impact on the vegetables and fruits I was growing. It also encouraged beneficial insects and birds to visit ...Read More »

7 Laws Of Gardening: Time-Tested Tips For Growing A Successful Garden

Agriculture & Farming |  | We all have the best of intentions in the beginning of summer. We plan on spending the season growing a beautiful lush garden. As the summer drags on, avoiding the heat becomes the top priority. From the neglect, your garden suffers. The plants may not be thriving, there may be bug infestations, or root rot. Inevitably, ...Read More »

Big Dairy Continues War Against Farmers and Raw Milk

Agriculture & Farming |  | Increasing numbers of Americans are seeking out unpasteurized, or raw, dairy products — both for the health benefits and the flavor. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), meanwhile, has released a report that’s clearly an attempt to squelch the growing enthusiasm for obtaining farm-fresh foods like raw milk and cheese.1 The report ...Read More »

DIY: 10 Herbal Tea Blends You Can Grow In Your Garden

Agriculture & Farming |  | From a sustainability standpoint, herbs are one of the easiest plants to produce. Many of the herbs we grow are perennials and will produce for many years. Drying herbs is a great way to save money and use for cooking or to enjoy for aromatherapy needs. That said, we haven’t completely put these perennials to their full potential. Harvesting Your Tea Growing ...Read More »

4 Secrets to Becoming a Successful Gardener

Agriculture & Farming |  | Gardening is a skill and anyone who tells you something different is not being totally honest.  That being said, having a successful gardening experience depends on many outside factors including, but not limited to soil conditions, available sunlight, the length of the growing season, seed quality, pest control and even a bit of luck.  Still, ...Read More »

We’re All Tenant Farmers: Oregon Plans to Douse Azure Standard Organic Farm in Pesticide (VIDEO)

Agriculture & Farming |  | If you buy organic products, chances are you have heard of Azure Standard, which is sort of like a mobile co-op that delivers well-priced organic food and products in bulk to drop-off points around the country. Now that idyllic 2000-acre organic farm, which has produced reasonably priced organic wheat, field peas, barley, Einkorn, and beef ...Read More »

10 Simple Hacks For A Successful Vegetable Garden (VIDEO)

Agriculture & Farming |  | Growing your own food successfully is a constant process of learning which techniques work best for you and your plants. More often than not, we learn from the mistakes we make along the way, or through simple bits of advice from other gardeners. These short cuts handed down from other gardeners can save us valuable time. ...Read More »

Dow's Dastardly Deeds

Agriculture & Farming |  | With Monsanto looking to be acquired by Germany-based Bayer, is Dow Chemical taking over Monsanto’s role of chief influence-buyer in Washington, D.C.? Dow wasted no time wooing Trump—the poison-peddler ponied up $1 million for the new president’s inauguration festivities. Trump swiftly rewarded Dow by naming CEO Andrew Liveris to head a new White House manufacturing ...Read More »

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