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  1. Health, Fitness and First Aid
    I'm trying to replace some of my hygiene products with "natural" versions for a variety of reasons. Id appreciate some advice from people in the know about this stuff. What do you use? Is it better preforming than the "synthetic" version? Is it cost effective for you? Will it keep for SHTF...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    For those with an interest in what is happening with seed diversity and/or those still suffering from winter-induced gardener's anxiety - Acres magazine has an informative (and inspiring!) article on the state of open source seed and a teaser list of currently available open source seed...
  3. Financial Forum
    This is my plan I thought I would share with anyone who can use it.. Background: I'm in my mid 20s and have 12 acres of potentially farm-able land, a truck and live in a rural/suburban area of mixed demographics.... Used to do the scrap metal game back when gas was high and metals were high...
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    http://news.yahoo.com/seed-libraries-struggle-state-laws-limiting-exchanges-151655945.html The conflict(s) seem to vary by state and the laws appear to have been implemented about ten years ago to protect farmers and agricultural industries in those states. The assorted authorities are not...
  5. General Discussion
    The response in my high-rise farming thread, the food desert ads on Hulu, and the recent news items about working poor on food stamps sent me on a search for more information about these food deserts. The CDC and the USDA have slightly different definitions of a 'food desert.' CDC: Food...
  6. Vendor Deals
    We now offer Cocoa Mojo 100% Organic Cocoa Powder: http://www.directive21.com/products/cocoa-mojo-100-organic-cocoa-powder/ Cocoa Mojo is 100% Certified Organic Cocoa Powder that is delicious and great for the entire family. Sweetend with Organic Coconut Palm Sugar and infused with herbs to...
  7. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Some areas have annual fairs that focus on things like: survival, preparedness, primitive skills, farming, off-grid homesteading, sustainable lifestyles, ... I go to ours, how many others go? What kinds of these fairs do you have in your area? Does anyone else go to our fair? If not...
  8. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I just started a YouTube channel so be gentle and enjoy. My garden had a raised bed as well as a container section Here's a link.
  9. Vendor Deals
    We are happy to Introduce: Survive2Thrive Organic Food Storage! http://directive21.com/survive2thriveorganicfoodstorage.html It’s been a long-time coming, and I am very happy to present our newest product: Survive2Thrive Organic Food Storage. This product is the only one of its kind available...
  10. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Hey all, I'm pretty new to this form but im working on a school project for Landscape architecture designing an organic farm so i hope this is an appropriate place for this thread. I have been trying to brainstorm ideas for amenities or things on the farm to increase productivity, diversity...
  11. Health, Fitness and First Aid
    Which fruits/veggies have the most pesticdes in them? And which have the least? http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/TIP03634/15-NonOrganic-Foods.html According to the Environmental Working Group (www.ewg.org) these are the fruits and vegetables least likely to be contaminated pesticides. Onions...
  12. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Okay, forgive me if this has been discussed already, I have been quite moderate in my forum activity over the last year or so, so missed alot. I was reading one of Beekeeper's responses about having to learn to grow, which I agree with 100% and it got me to thinking about WWOOFing. WWOOF is...
  13. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
  14. Edible & Non-Edible Plants
    I am interested in scattering some wild edible seeds that might be juice worthy and not clog up the machine too badly. I know dandelions and mulberries would be great but what others are there that flourish in the midwest? I have seen the wild carrots (queen anne's lace) and the roots are tough...
  15. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    A long time ago I heard this guy on the radio say you should not compost with pine straw. He said something about an acid in the pine straw was not good for other plants. I am wondering if anyone adds pine straw to their compost bin? This coming weekend I need to start a compost bin. I have...
  16. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Not to sound ignorant, but I am new to the idea of gardening. I keep seeing the word "heirloom" when it comes to seeds. Can anyone explain the differences and or benefits? I kinda thought that seeds were seeds.
  17. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Video I found on youtube about organic gardening.
  18. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Video I found on youtube about organic gardening
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