Organic gardening avoids the use of chemicals to make plants grow or protect them from insects, relying instead on natural gardening principles used for thousands of years. Permaculture organic gardening goes a step further and also emphasizes growing plants sustainably, working with rather than against the grain of the natural environment. Permaculture organic gardening is growing in popularity as more people realize that it offers an inexpensive and relatively low-maintenance way to grow their own fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers.
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I was watching the Weather Channel this morning and they were showing a story about the sever weather of 2011. One of the big problems is how hard it hit the farmers. Crops were destroyed, live stock was sold early and a huge number of them were killed off. So not wanting to look at the Weather Channel any longer I turned to the BBC America. They had a story about the war looming withIran. If we do go to war with them, oil prices rise, and the cost of transportation of goods will increase. What does this mean for you and I? Get ready for more high food prices–- the USDA is projecting that we are looking at an overall spike of 2.5% to 3.5%.
When building your food storage supply, DO NOT put all your eggs in one basket. By that I mean don’t simply go out and buy bags of beans and rice and call it good. Although many good emergency food supplies contain a healthy proportion of foods like beans and rice, it is somewhat difficult and requires a good bit of thought to ensure that you include lots of variety. Think of all the food groups. Pay special attention to spices and the things you add to food to make them taste better. Don’t forget the deserts, sweets, and drink mixes, as these are ‘happy’ foods which could ease hard times during disaster.
Those of you who plan to take the first steps toward preparing for emergencies may feel a bit overwhelmed at where to begin. After all, there is a lot of food to choose from at the grocery stores. Many websites, including this one encourage families to start buying small amounts of food related preparedness items each time they go shopping. This way, your budget is not dramatically affected.
Guest post: by Christine Coburn Survival.US.com We all know how possible a grid down scenario is. While we have been stuffing our pantries and freezers with food to sustain us, what happens when there is no electricity to run that freezer? If it is winter time in a northern place then it would be fine
Are you aware of the Arctic Circle Seed Vault? Technically it’s the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. The media has hailed it as an attempt to create a doomsday ark containing a wide variety of seeds to ensure the future of agriculture in the event of widespread crop disasters. After we discuss a bit more about theses
Historian and high school teacher Eleni Nikolaidou’s new book “Starvation Recipes” was just released in Greece and is attracting attention throughout Europe. The book is a collection of tips and recipes that people used to survive the World War II occupation.
Most people don’t like to think about preparing for horrible situations because in doing so they have to think about them. Well, believe it or not they can and will happen and more and more people from all continents are becoming “Preppers”. When I speak to people about preparedness I reinforce the fact that prepping
Update: News channel 5 confirms door-to-door questioning of food supplies in Tennessee while canneries downplay initial reportsDec 12th, 2011 | By admin
(NaturalNews) Citizens in Tennessee are being asked by government workers to divulge details about their preparedness plans in a door-to-door “assessment” program reported by Janet Kim from local news channel 5 (http://www.newschannel5.com/story/1…). During this assessment, government workers ask residents 22 questions about their preparedness status. NaturalNews has confirmed through reliable sources that these include questions about
I have been reading a lot of articles on food choice, freedom of choice and the right to grow our own food. It has amazed me that the courts are ruling that we do not have the choice to eat what we want. “According to Wisconsin Judge Patrick J. Fiedler, you do not have a fundamental right to consume the food you grow or own or raise.”