Archive for the ‘Victory Gardens’ Category

Commercialization of the Food Supply Loses Nutrients

http://www.motherearthnews.com/Sustainable-Farming/Nutrient-Decline-Industrial-Farming.aspx

I’m growing my own for the first time in many years.  It’s a lot of work!  It’s also delicious and just all-round good fun to get down and dirty in the garden.  I’m re-learning old, classic methods of food preservation, too.  More on that soon.  This is a fairly standard, boring article, but it does clearly explain the why’s and wherefore’s.

The Fab Four of Foraging

http://www.tacticalintelligence.net/blog/the-fantastic-four-4-essential-wild-edible-plants-that-may-one-day-just-save-your-life.htm

Excellent article with good pictures and good advice.  It’s time to get over our brainwashing about not eating wild food.  It’s the stuff that God originally put on this earth for us to eat.  It’s good to know what not to eat, but there are ways of testing a plant for poison.  Muscle-testing is one, and placing a very small amount on your tongue is another.  Waiting a good while for a reaction (20 to 60 min) is an excellent test.  More on that in another article.  I have personally eaten all of these foods many times.  Acorns do require some work, but the flour, after soaking and rinsing, makes nice pancakes and biscuits.  Grass is good and can nourish you very well.  Pine is one of the very best plants you can have around.  The needles contain lots of C, and the blue spruce makes a very nice cure-all tea.  Pine resin has myriad medicinal uses, and turpentine from pine is an amazing cure-all of itself.  Cattails are just great.  If you’re worried about food shortages in the stores, learn to eat wild!

House Plants that Clean the Air

http://www.naturalnews.com/029078_oil_spill_house_plants.html

This is an excellent article from the Health Ranger, Mike Adams.  I’ve been trying to remember which are the best houseplants for oxygen delivery and they are listed here.  However, if I was living in any of the southern states right now, I would be looking to leave ASAP.  Thinking about leaving my home here in Ohio is just wrenching, so I understand the reluctance we’re hearing about.  Who could abandon their home on a rumor?  This is not an easy thing.  But it may be disastrous to wait too much longer.  See Health Protocols on this site for a good detox of these oil gusher VOC’s.  I’m going out and getting these houseplants, just in case.

Crop Dots?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlC9W8EqRUQ

Apparently there is some kind of blight affecting crops and even weeds in counties in Mississippi.  The video mentions the Mississippi River basin, so I assume this is in the south.  After looking closely at the video, I realized I have the same damage going on right here in my own yard and garden, far north in Ohio.  I re-instated my cloudbuster several days ago when I saw the stuff, not realizing the possible relationship to what is in this video.  I have these dots everywhere:  in the grass, the clover, the burned-looking stuff on the long grass and the corn.  It’s everywhere in my garden, too, in varying degrees.  On a lighter note, the growing Zucchini Monster gave me it’s first fruits today: 7 full-grown zukes!  No dots, as they were underneath the leaves.  Comments, anyone?