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7 Tips to Transition to Living Off the Grid Successfully

Written by on February 28, 2019 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Farming, Preparedness with 0 Comments
7 Tips to Transition to Living Off the Grid Successfully

So you decided to live #offgrid, now what? This transition is not easy, but it is doable and well worth it, for some. There are many factors involved that depend on how much funds you have to invest in the change. For numerous individuals this can be a major setback as setting up for an off-grid living can be quite costly. Here are some tips and tricks to keep costs down and make the transition run smoothly.

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All Civilizations Collapse if They Depend on This

Written by on December 19, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Farming with 0 Comments
All Civilizations Collapse if They Depend on This

A society that builds its foundations on annual agriculture cannot survive, according to Mark Shepard, founder of New Forest Farm, a 106-acre perennial “agricultural savanna”

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Here Comes Hemp: Congress Votes to Unleash a Billion-Dollar Industry

Written by on December 17, 2018 in Environment, Farming with 0 Comments
Here Comes Hemp: Congress Votes to Unleash a Billion-Dollar Industry

Last week, the Senate on Tuesday and the House on Wednesday gave final approval to the massive 2018 Farm Bill, including a provision that will end an eight-decade ban on industrial hemp, that non-psychoactive but extremely useful member of the cannabis family. President Trump is expected to sign the bill into law. #hempgrowing

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Unlike a Globalized Food System, Local Food Won’t Destroy the Environment

Written by on December 6, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Farming with 0 Comments
Unlike a Globalized Food System, Local Food Won’t Destroy the Environment

If you’re seeking some good news during these troubled times, look at the ecologically sound ways of producing food that have percolated up from the grassroots in recent years. Small farmers, environmentalists, academic researchers and food and farming activists have given us agroecology, holistic resource management, permaculture, regenerative agriculture and other methods that can alleviate or perhaps even eliminate the global food system’s worst impacts: biodiversity loss, energy depletion, toxic pollution, food insecurity and massive carbon emissions. #environment #farming

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To Save the Planet From Climate Catastrophe, New Study Says Stop Eating Meat

Written by on October 11, 2018 in Climate Change, Environment, Environmental Hazards, Farming with 0 Comments
To Save the Planet From Climate Catastrophe, New Study Says Stop Eating Meat

Amid fresh warnings from United Nations researchers that there is a closing window to enact the “rapid, far-reaching, and unprecedented” societal changes needed to prevent a climate catastrophe, a new study of the global food system underscores the environmental necessity of a massive reduction in meat consumption worldwide.

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The US Senate Passes Legislation to Legalize Hemp

The US Senate Passes Legislation to Legalize Hemp

“I have heard from many Kentucky farmers who agree it’s time to remove the federal hurdles and give our state the opportunity to seize its full potential and once again become the national leader for hemp production. That is why I strongly advocated for this measure to be included in the Farm Bill,” McConnell said in a statement after the farm bill passed the Senate.

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Evidence Grows that Hawaii’s Volcanic Eruption May Have Been Caused by Puna Geothermal Venture

Evidence Grows that Hawaii’s Volcanic Eruption May Have Been Caused by Puna Geothermal Venture

The surge in volcanic activity in the lower Puna region of the Big Island of Hawaii is concentrated in the area surrounding the Puna Geothermal Venture. Scientific data clearly links the unacknowledged fracking activity at the Puna Geothermal Venture as a factor in what is occurring with lava flows and earthquakes.

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Mexico Revokes Monsanto’s Permit to Market GMO Soy in Seven States

Written by on November 25, 2017 in Environment, Farming with 0 Comments
Mexico Revokes Monsanto’s Permit to Market GMO Soy in Seven States

Monsanto has lost its permit to commercialize genetically modified (GMO) soy in seven Mexican states, Reuters reported.

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Moving Beyond Gloom and Doom on USDA Organic Standards

Written by on November 11, 2017 in Environment, Farming with 0 Comments
Moving Beyond Gloom and Doom on USDA Organic Standards

Farmers and activists attempt to create new organic standard

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Homeless Activists Go Organic and Feed an Entire Shelter With Rooftop Garden

Written by on October 31, 2017 in Environment, Farming with 31 Comments
Homeless Activists Go Organic and Feed an Entire Shelter With Rooftop Garden

Feeding the homeless has been a major problem for our society. Steven Maxwell shares how an activist group called the ‘Task Force For the Homeless’ thought of an ingenious idea to feed an entire shelter with organic foods from a garden on a rooftop.

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A Healthy Way to Build Communities

Written by on October 27, 2017 in Environment, Farming with 5 Comments
A Healthy Way to Build Communities

Local gardens bring people together who might never become acquainted.

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Nation’s Largest Urban Farm Planned for Pittsburgh

Written by on September 2, 2017 in Environment, Farming with 0 Comments
Nation’s Largest Urban Farm Planned for Pittsburgh

A former 107-acre public housing site in South Pittsburgh’s St. Clair neighborhood is being transformed into a massive urban farm.

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Hard Evidence Shows That Farm Salmon Is Destroying Wild Salmon

Written by on July 19, 2017 in Environment, Environmental Hazards, Farming, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Hard Evidence Shows That Farm Salmon Is Destroying Wild Salmon

Do you ever eat farmed salmon? If so, read this!

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Why You Should Know About Biodynamic Farming and the Legacy of Rudolf Steiner

Written by on July 5, 2017 in Environment, Farming with 0 Comments
Why You Should Know About Biodynamic Farming and the Legacy of Rudolf Steiner

What sets biodynamic farming apart from organic farming are the principles involving cosmological forces, such as taking moon phases and planetary cycles into account when planting and harvesting, Not only does biodynamic farming provide superior crops both in volume and increased density of nutrients, but biodynamic farms are also completely self-sustaining

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Simple Steps To Make Compost At Home

Written by on May 13, 2017 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Farming with 1 Comment
Simple Steps To Make Compost At Home

Any organic matter will eventually break down, but composting increases the breakdown speed. Here’s how to create a DIY compost.

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