American Meat—An Inside Look at Sustainable Farming in America

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The documentary American Meat is “a pro-farmer look at chicken, hog and cattle production in America,” featuring full-time organic farmers

There are vast differences between meats from animals raised in Concentrated Continue reading

This Springtime Activity Could Bring Your Weight Down

communityYou’ve heard of all the weight loss gimmicks: cut carbs, eat whatever you want, or drink the “magic potion.” Now, there are nuggets of truth to each of them, but there are no gimmicks to losing weight and improving your health. If you want to shed some pounds, you have to eat right and exercise properly.

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Tips for Creating a Successful Organic Vegetable Garden almost anywhere

There is nothing like enjoying the fruits of your labor, literally! The seeds you just planted turn out as little shoots and flowers until they grow into bulbs and finally young little things waiting for their weaning. Picking the tomatoes and leafy greens you’ve been waiting to grow for weeks, can give you a feeling of achievement and pride bordering Continue reading

How to Start a Vegetable Garden

These days, more and more people have decided to start a vegetable garden. Not only is the produce guaranteed to be a lot cheaper than that purchased at the store, but it is also a lot healthier and almost certainly guaranteed to be organic.

Starting your own vegetable garden need not be expensive in the least. For those with limited or no yard space, containers can be used as planters. Ordinary strips of scrap wood can be nailed or lashed together to make a `tepee` design, which works well for runner plants such as beans, some cucumbers, peas and some tomatoes. Used pallet wood can be used to make raised garden beds or containers.

It is important to note that  Continue reading