Coconut oil

“One of these nuts is a meal for a man, both meat and drink.” – Marco Polo Offering a myriad of health benefits, coconut oil is affordable, readily available and completely natural. Before we get to the 333 uses for coconut oi, I wanted to mention some of its remarkable health benefits so you can…

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ridgedale permaculture farm

In potentially “the most important agricultural study this year,” researchers find that sustainable farming methods can help conventional agriculture “shed much of its chemical use,” according to New York Times writer and food author Mark Bittman. The Marsden Farm study, conducted by a team of government and university researchers, is a large-scale, long-term experiment that…

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Hospital feeding organic food to patients

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine thy food” is what founder of modern medicine Hippocrates said way back in 431 B.C. Today a Pennsylvania hospital is doing exactly that, healing patients by feeding them organic produce during their stay. Despite the founder of modern medicine urging the use of food as medicine, here we…

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urine fertilizer

The Rich Earth Institute in Brattleboro, Vermont, is likely the only organization measuring success in gallons of urine. In 2012, Kim Nace, Rich Earth’s administrative director and partner Abe Noe-Hays collected 600 gallons of urine from friends and neighbors. The next year, the organization brought in about 3,000 gallons from 170 human volunteers. Rebecca Rueter,…

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Vertical farm

If you run out of space horizontally, then grow your food vertically.  That’s what these 10 vertical farms from across the world are doing. An estimated 80% of the earth’s population will live in cities by the year 2050, and to meet the increasing demand for food, urban vertical farms are sprouting up around the…

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itty bitty farm in the city

Tired of the confusing and misleading labels on food in the supermarket?  San Francisco mom Heidi Kooy started her own backyard farm, growing a variety of organic vegetables, and raising chickens and goats for their nourishing eggs and dairy. Learning as they went along, Heidi and her daughter began with a 350 square foot garden…

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