Plants are incredible! Besides being delicious they are here to help us feel better too. The link provided here lists a few of the "rockstar" plants for our health and gives tips on how to cultivate them. Do you grow or consume any of these beauties? www.prevention.com
Farmer's that grow mainly annuals requiring huge inputs of labor and fertility each year (which is the majority in modern agriculture today) may dream of a better way. Perennial vegetables offer a solution to this problem but not without their own road blocks for farmer's trying to make a living. To start not many people … Continue reading Transitioning to Perennial vegetables
If you love a cup of refreshing tea and all of the benefits but don't have a way to heat water or would rather not use the fuel, sun tea is your answer! All you will need is a mason jar and some fresh or dried herbs of your choice. Place the herbs in the … Continue reading Sun tea
Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year ( about 1.3 billion tons) gets lost or wasted. That is nearly 680 billion US$ in industrialized countries and 310 billion US$ in developing countries worth of food being thrown out, lost or wasted. This is an unimaginable amount of … Continue reading Food Waste and P.U.M. in the kitchen
There are 2 billion pallets estimated to be in circulation in the U.S. alone. This creates opportunity to make all sorts of great PUM! Most pallets are made from hardwood and are a great resource that shouldn't be wasted. Here are 7 creative ways I have seen old pallets used. Make some beautiful furniture. 2. … Continue reading 7 ways to re-purpose old pallets
Dandelion is one of the most widespread plants on the planet. Some may consider it a weed but its uses are many and it should be celebrated rather than poisoned or pulled out. It has high nutrition content packing lots of calcium, potassium and vitamin C among others. Its medical benefits are numerous including; antioxidants, … Continue reading Dandelion
Billions of plastic bags are produced each year. They take up to 1,000 years to decompose and pose a serious risk to marine animals and other wildlife that ingest them accidentally. The United States creates more that 100 billion plastic bags per year and only 0.6 percent of them are recycled ( Source Worldwide watch … Continue reading Plastic free alternatives
Everywhere I look there is potentially useful material. It is not something that can be clearly defined because it can be just about anything in the hands of the right person. I have found that there are a few places that it tends to accumulate in higher concentrations. Listed here are the top 5 places … Continue reading The 5 best places to find PUM
Today being Earth day it seems appropriate to write about our relationship to the wonderful wild areas remaining and how to protect them as they are destroyed and tamed by the onslaught of human "advancement". At the rate we are currently going there may not be wilderness for us to enjoy in the not so … Continue reading Celebrate the Earth and all life that calls it home.
Learning about and using the wild foods around us is an incredibly rewarding experience. Wild foods have extremely high nutritional content, are delicious and free! Utilizing this abundance surrounding us cuts out the middle man, packaging, shipping and mother nature does the gardening for you. What could be better than that? In a world where … Continue reading The benefits of Wild Foods
Aquafaba translates to "bean water" and its uses are pretty exciting. It can be used as an egg replacer and recipes such as; meringues, mayo, butter, cheeses, baked goods and much more! It is wild to me that I have been wasting this stuff for so long when it can be used to make all … Continue reading 20 things you can make from chickpea water
When buying fruits and vegetables the higher price tag of choosing organic can be tough to swallow, but there is too much at stake to let that stop us. By now most most people are aware of the harm that chemicals used in conventional agriculture cause to our health and that of the environment but … Continue reading Don’t panic, it’s organic! The hidden cost of our food choices.