How To Build A Walipini Greenhouse

We use cellars because they maintain a more constant temperature than structures that are built above-ground. We use greenhouses to extend the growing season because they hold in heat. Well what if you combined a greenhouse and a cellar? You’d have a greenhouse that would allow you to grow plants year-round. [...]

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Supersizing Food Storage with BUCKETS

I was asked to give a class one time on storing food in buckets and I definitely could relate to Brian Regan with his cup of dirt , but instead I was more like… ”It’s [...]

Organic food may be best for kids, pediatricians say

Organic, babies! The American Academy of Pediatrics is weighing in for the first time on the conventional vs. organic debate. Its verdict? An “extensive analysis of [...]

The Pantry Primer: Meal Planning While You’re Building Your Stockpile

It’s really easy to get sucked into purchasing food for the here and now, and to forget about creating a stockpile.  We live in a “just in time” society, where [...]

This Week’s Harvest: Peaches

Nothing says summer like taking nibble from a peach, still warm from the sun, that is so juicy it runs down your chin when you bite into it.  If you aren’t lucky enough to [...]

Organic Foods

Understanding  Organic Food Labels, Benefits, and Claims                  Organic  food has become very popular. But navigating the maze of organic food [...]

The Art of Dehydrating Foods

It takes some work, depending on the amount of food you are looking to preserve by dehydrating, but the pay-off is definitely worth it. A couple of years ago, I started [...]

Growing Giant Tomatoes

Meet the growers of super tomatoes: Their tomatoes are as big as cauliflowers, and their plants are stupendously tall and luxuriantly healthy. Year after year, they win [...]

Top Six Reasons to Eat Only Organic Fruits and Vegetables

When you eat organic foods, you provide your body with vitamins, minerals,  filtered water, and much more. These provide us with vital foundations for  health. Most food [...]

Political and corporate elite shun GM food on their own plate

 With a sad twist of irony, corporate and government elite dine on  safe, organic food while the masses, those very people who are supposedly  represented and protected by [...]

What the study forgot to mention: Organic food can save the world from devastating climate change

In the wake of the release of the infamous "Stanford study," which claims there  is no substantial difference between organic food and conventional food, many  with a deeper [...]

Helpful ways to better afford organic food on a tight family budget

 One of the biggest complaints among ordinary families trying to eat healthy is  that clean, organic food is simply too expensive, and thus out of reach for the  average [...]

What is Biodynamics?

    Based on An Introduction to Biodynamic Agriculture,   originally published in Stella   Natura 1995.          What is Biodynamic agriculture? In [...]