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Tips to Having the Best Organic Garden Ever – MCGBioMarkers.com Blog

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Organic gardening is becoming a trendy thing to do, this is not a superficial hobby to have. It is indeed a healthy and life-preserving action to take and it will keep you and your family eating nutritious and fresh fruits and vegetables which will come straight out of your well-kept organic garden. It is not hard to do organic gardening but there are some special tips that will help you have the best organic garden you could ever have.

You don´t have to be an expert to start organic gardening, just to have the motivation and knowledge of what can grow where you live, follow some good blogs and you are set. Although in the way you might fail with the har….

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Liquid NanoClay versus drought and deswertification – DESERTIFICATION

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Desert Control, a startup from Norway, created innovative product Liquid NanoClay that has a huge potential to help people fight such issues as drought and desertification.

Norwegian Startup Created Solution That Turns Desert Soil into Fertile Soil

According to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted at the UN Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015, “natural resource depletion and adverse impacts of environmental degradation, including desertification, drought, land degradation, fresh water scarcity and loss of biodiversity, add to and exacerbate the list of challenges which hum….

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Creating an Organic Garden From Scratch – The Red Thread

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Bringing an organic evolutionay consciousness to the garden … this is Red Thread Yoga Off The Mat!

It all starts with a couple of chooks, a bare bit of land in a suitable area for a garden – here in New Zealand north facing is best.

Pictured is vigin lawn in the first stages of becoming a home vegetable and herb garden.

These two awesome little rotary hoes will scratch and peck at the ground eating off most of the grass and with some surplus food by way of scraps and lawn clippings, leaf litter and greenery from the garden, and their own chooky poo…they will break down the soil, encourage earth…

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Embracing our Animality – human meets nature

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“It may be that the new ‘environmental ethic’ toward which so many environmental philosophers aspire – an ethic that would lead us to respect and heed not only the lives of our fellow humans but also the life and well-being of the rest of nature – will come into existence not primarily through the logical elucidation of new philosophical principles and legislative strictures, but through a renewed attentiveness to this perceptual dimension that underlies all our logics, through a rejuvenation of our carnal, sensorial empathy with the living land that sustains us.” – David Abram, The Spell of the Sensuous 

Why are we so reluctant to own our animality?

What is so off-putting about ackn…..

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What Makes Community Supported Agriculture Thrive? – Amazing Heart Farm

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By ELIZABETH WELLER

Recently, I read that Community Supported Agriculture supports only a small minority of families in the States. And that CSA memberships are declining. The reason, I believe, is largely due to lack of choice. With competition from Blue Apron and other meal delivery services and with the convenience of grocery stores, why bother with a CSA? Especially when you find all of that (often strange) produce overwhelming (Confessions of a Community Supported Agriculture Failure)?

As many of you know, we sell our produce primarily through our Community Supported Agriculture program (CSA). And, of course, I believe there are plenty of reasons to join. That is IF you’re up for trying new foods, and IF you like to cook fresh veggies, and IF you don’t mind passing along or comp….

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95 Skills for the Urban Homesteader – The EcoFeminist

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Over the past few years, I have fallen in love with a number of homesteader blogs where people from all over the world share their stories of living off the land, whether as urban backyard farmers maximising their city spaces or as good old fashioned homesteaders enjoying (and working their bums off in) some acreage in the country. As one on the backyard side of things who occasionally has those grass-is-greener moments thinking wi…

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All About Worms – Life Skills and More

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Worm HouseWorms.  Yep.  Most people do not think about them at all, or simply think about them as used for fishing.  But worms can be utilized for much more.

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A worm house can be bought or made.  I chose to buy ours.  It is entirely plastic.  Starting from the ground up, the base is a basin for all of the liquids that work their way through the soil; those liquids are called worm tea.  Once in awhile, you will want to drain that liquid (worm tea) and pour it onto your plants.  If I do not drain it voluntarily, it will simply overflow.  I prefer to do it myself so that I can pour it on my plants so that they can reap the benefit of the worm tea.

A trick that I use is to put screening in between the base and the middle bins.  It keeps the worms from going into the base and drowning.  I still get some sneaky, little worms that Houdini their way into the basin, but it keeps most from going into the basin and drowning.

The next 3 to 7 layers in the middle are bins with many holes in them……

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Small Farms Are Feeding The World | Colin Todhunter

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Around 56%of Russia ‘s agricultural output comes from family farms which occupy less than 9% of arable land. These farms produce 90% of the country’s potatoes, 83% of its vegetables, 55% of its of milk and 39% of its meat.In Brazil, 84% of farms are small and control 24% of the land yet produce 87% of cassava, 69% of beans, 67% of goat milk, 59% of pork, 58% of cow milk, 50% of chickens, 46% of maize, 38% of coffee and 33.8% rice.

In Cuba, with 27% of the land, small farm….

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Indian government cuts royalties and promotes indigenous cotton varieties | CHS-SACHETAN

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Monsanto’s decision not to ‘launch’ its new generation of pest-resistant cotton GM seeds is no loss to many cotton farmers as seed prices rise, GM plants are attacked by pests, leading to a decline in total production and yield per hectare over the past couple of years. In July the CICR’s figures were published on this website, showing that 45% less GM cotton was grown in India this season and that indigenous seeds and other food crops were being sown instead..

In 2015 nine Indian seed companies using the patented Bollgard gene refused to pay some $65m in royalties owed from seeds sold in th….

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Being complete novices… | #allotmentlife

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So, while relaxing on the beach in Italy I received a text message from Rob, a man I had never heard of before asking me if I still wanted an allotment plot.

Going against all advice received as a child, I immediately responded to this complete stranger and arranged a time to meet, but had to let him know that I would be away for 2 weeks so hoped he could save it for me.

Luckily he did. (Having to fend off council pressure on a daily basis mind you).

Once back in the UK my wife Sin-ni and I when to me….

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