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More Food from the Wild and Your Yard – Graft Fruit Trees!

December 12, 2016

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I once did a horticultural analysis of a property way out in the scrublands. The owner had good clean water, no real neighbors, a great location… and hot, fast-drying, mineral-poor sand that was really, really bad for gardening. There was no couching it. I had to tell him: this area just won’t cut it for most of your planned annual […]

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The Top 7 Survival Gardening Secrets

November 7, 2016

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If your eyes are open right now, you know Western Civilization is in trouble. Now is the time to start survival gardening. Today we share 7 survival gardening secrets that will get you off on the right foot. 1. Grow Near, Not Far This is one of those “secrets” I can’t repeat enough. Don’t put […]

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FACEOFF: What’s The Most Important Desert Survival Skill?

September 14, 2016

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What's The Most Important Desert Survival Skill

Picture yourself alone beneath the blazing sun. You can feel the beginning of a sunburn and it’s only 11AM. Cursing yourself for forgetting a hat, you take another swig from the single bottle of warm water you grabbed from your car, cringing at the oily plastic taste. It’s already 3/4 empty.  You start to wonder […]

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The 4 Main Objections to Eating Insects

July 28, 2015

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The 4 Main Objections to Eating Insects by Chaya

Western agriculture is on the wrong side of history. Without confiscating this practical discussion to bemoan the use of pesticides, herbicides, or mono-crops, we know that our broken food system has made us a very sick nation with only food insecurity and a dying planet to bequeath to our children and grandchildren. You don’t read […]

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16 Flower Jellies That’ll Knock Your Socks Off

April 7, 2015

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16 Flower Jelly Recipes That'll Knock Your Socks Off!

Although cold weather isn’t quite behind us, Spring has definitely arrived. The flowers are just beginning to wake from their long slumber and emerge reborn from their earthy graves. Pretty soon we’ll be surrounded by gorgeous shades of pink, white, yellow, orange, purple, and everything in between. My absolute favorite part of Spring is finding […]

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6 Unexpected Uses For Oak Trees

October 26, 2014

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When I first bought my homestead there were a couple dozen oak trees in the yard. Unfortunately, they were water oaks. Those are the kind of oaks that spontaneously fall over and crush things. Since I needed sunshine in order to plant my food forest and create my garden beds – and since I was […]

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