Caleb Philips and Ethan Welty have launched an interactive map last month that identifies more than a half-million locations across the globe where fruits and veggies are free for the taking. The More »
Container gardens are a great way to use a small space to grow your own vegetables. When selecting what crops you will grow, consideration must be given to the amount of space a particular crop will need.
Ancient grains like quinoa, barley, spelt, farro and a few others have remained unchanged over time. These grains are whole foods that pretty much are used just like mother nature intended. They have been around for thousands of years, just like corn and wheat. But unlike corn and wheat that have been selectively bred to the point that they are not similar to their ancient origins, while farro and its brethren have largely been unchanged.
In the next advancement for the overwhelming food waste issue in the world, comes a new program from the surprising Kroger, Co. and their subsidiaries Ralphs and Food 4 Less. At a 59-acre Compton distribution site, which serves 359 Southern California stores, the 40% of food that is produced but not sold is sent to be processed into clean energy! Their technology, is known as an Anaerobic Digester System and it helps transform food unable to be donated or sold into clean electricity by dumping the food into a massive grinder including the cardboard and plastic packaging.
Caleb Philips and Ethan Welty have launched an interactive map last month that identifies more than a half-million locations across the globe where fruits and veggies are free for the taking. The project, dubbed “Falling Fruit“, pinpoints all sorts of tasty trees in public parks, lining city streets and even hanging over fences all over the world.
Sweet, sweet stevia! This natural, no calorie, sweetener sounds too good to be true. So, we’re very excited because we just planted some stevia plants in our raised bed garden and stevia seeds in our hot house for the next succession of plants.
One of the easiest and fastest growing vegetable is the radish. We recommend planting in early spring so you can savor your harvest in about 4-6 weeks.
Radish greens are also edible and very tasty. They are part bitter and part peppery and are high in calcium and other nutrients. They provide a very good source of anti-oxidants, electrolytes, minerals, vitamins and dietary fiber.
As big fans of hemp for so many reasons but especially using it for an extremely nutritious food, we are so happy to see this moving forward. Kentucky will be the first state to re-legalize the growing of industrial hemp for the astounding number of uses it can provide; food, paper, clothing, fuel, building materials, even an organic weed control!