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Earthships 101: The Fundamentals of Radically Sustainable Housing

Earthships demonstrate a way to live in harmony with the planet by encountering natural resources without defeating them.  Imagine living in a home that costs you nothing to heat or cool.  Imagine Earthships! An earthship is a passive solar home made out of natural and recylced materials.  It is off-grid, getting it’s power from the…

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Perennial Garlic – Plant It once and Harvest For 20 years!

There’s a way to grow garlic without replanting each year. A Washington gardener explains how. Joe Capriotti doesn’t plant garlic, but every year he harvests hundreds of pounds from his backyard in Montesano, Wash. His technique goes against the common practice of planting and harvesting garlic each year as if it were an annual plant.…

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The Future of Food: How Urban Farming Will Feed Everyone On Earth

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that, from 2010 to 2012, nearly 870 million people of the 7.1 billion people in the world, were suffering from chronic undernourishment.  This means that one out of every eight people were not getting enough food. A recent French study has predicted the world population will rise…

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Build a $300 Underground Greenhouse for Year-Round Gardening

Growers in colder climates need new technologies to extend the growing season so that local food can be supplied to people in any region of the globe. Underground greenhouses to the rescue! Greenhouses are typically expensive to construct, and heat throughout the winter. A more affordable and efficient alternative to glass greenhouses is the walipini…

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US Fracking Wells Produce 280 Billion Gallons of Toxic Waste Water Annually

Fracking Generated 280 Billion Gallons of toxic wastewater in 2012 – enough to submerge Washington, D.D. in a 22-foot deep toxic lagoon. A new report has emerged showing that the practice generated 280 billion gallons of toxic waste last year – containing cancer-causing and radioactive substances. Fracking a single well can use between two and…

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Heirloom Seeds to Create a Nutritious and Delicious Food Garden

Never before has our food supply been more contaminated with pesticides, genetically modified organisms, and other chemicals that make their way onto and into our food during the growing process. Even if we buy organic, there is no guarantee that what we are getting is actually organic.  The only way to know for sure is…

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20 Places to Find Local Food and Organic Farms Near You

As demand for local and raw goods continue to rise, more people are asking – where do I find local organic? Where do I find raw milk and join a herd share? Where are the farmers markets, co-ops and stands? Search engines are actually terrible at locating these underground hubs, which makes it so frustrating…

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The Amazing Health Benefits of Grassfed Beef

Consumers have been led to believe that meat is meat. In other words, no matter what an animal is fed, the nutritional value of its products remains the same. This is not true. An animal’s diet can have a profound influence on the nutrient content of its products. The difference between grainfed and grassfed animal…

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