Cactus Landscaping – Types Of Cactus For The Garden

Cacti and succulents make outstanding landscaping plants. They require little maintenance, grow in a variety of climates, and are easy to care for and grow. Most will even tolerate neglect. These plants are also well adapted to potted environments, making them excellent candidates for growing indoors as well. Continue reading

Flowering Indoor Plants: Good Houseplants With Flowers For Low Light

Low light and flowering plants don’t normally go hand in hand, but there are some flowering indoor plants that will bloom for you in lower light situations. Let’s take a look at the best options for areas with little light. Continue reading

Weed Management Mistakes – 5 Weeding Mistakes To Avoid In Gardens

Weed Management Mistakes – 5 Weeding Mistakes To Avoid In Gardens

We all have them – weeds. It’s how we handle those weeds that’s the problem. It is probably safe to say that weeding is a necessary drudgery. Most gardeners hate weeding, myself included, but we hate weeds more. Continue reading

Climate TreClimate Treason

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Climate Treason

This has been a year of treason, and next year will be worse. Betrayal has become popular among politicians, health officials, and even scientists who specialize in climate, dragging the whole of science into the gutter. Treason used to be something someone would do against national interests, but climate treason is an act against the entire human race. Continue reading

Essential homesteading skills for self-sufficiency

Essential homesteading skills for self-sufficiency

Homesteading requires diverse skills to truly become self-sufficient. You need to produce your own food, create and mend your clothing, till the land yourself and protect yourself from invading animals or thieves.

For those looking to get into homesteading, here are some of the essential homesteading skills that you will need to learn. (h/t to HomesteadAdvisor.com) Continue reading

Survival medicine: How to make tinctures for your SHTF first aid kit

Survival medicine: How to make tinctures for your SHTF first aid kit

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Forests Are About to Become Genetically Modified

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  • Scientists have been working since the early 1990s to develop a genetically altered American chestnut tree resistant to a fungus that all but wiped out the species
  • The forests along the U.S. east coast were once home to billions of American chestnut trees that provided sustenance for animals and humans
  • Farmers used to fatten their hogs and cows by allowing them to forage for chestnuts in the fall; people in the Appalachian Mountains would harvest and sell the chestnuts
  • A release of GE trees would open the door to release other genetically engineered plants in the forest. It is impossible to monitor the GE trees or predict how they will impact the environment

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Toxic DDT Dumping Ground Found in Ocean

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  • Rumblings of a secret DDT dumpsite in the deep ocean have been going on for decades, but now photos taken by a deep-sea robot show proof
  • Shipping logs show that thousands of barrels of DDT-laced acid sludge were dumped into the ocean off the coast of Los Angeles each month following World War II
  • The dumping was done by Montrose Chemical Corp., the largest DDT manufacturer in the U.S., which operated in California from 1947 to 1982; the plant’s site is still regarded as one of the most hazardous in the U.S.
  • In addition to being very persistent in the environment, DDT is known to accumulate in fatty tissues and has been linked to cancer and reproductive concerns
  • It’s estimated the deep-ocean dumping area may contain 336,000 to 504,000 barrels of acid sludge waste contaminated with residues of DDT

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Herbal Salves for Aromatherapy

What is a salve? A salve as defined by dictionary.com is “a medicinal ointment for healing or relieving wounds and sores.”1 Many over-the-counter remedies are salves such as Neosporin®. Lip balms are also a form of salve, so a salve doesnt have to be medicinal, just nourishing to the skin. Salves in general are a simple formula with just a few ingredients. They generally include an oil and a wax to create a semi-solid material. Today people use the terms lotion bars or balms to also describe salves. Continue reading

What Houseplants Need To Live: Indoor Climates for Healthy Houseplants

Houseplants are probably the most commonly grown specimens for indoor gardens and greenery. Therefore, it’s extremely important that their indoor environments suit all of their growing needs. Continue reading for information on keeping houseplants healthy. Continue reading

Indoor Herb Garden – How To Have An Herb Garden Inside

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When you grow an herb garden inside [1], you can benefit from enjoying fresh herbs year round. In order to be successful at growing herbs indoors, follow a few simple steps. Keep reading to learn how to grow herbs indoors successfully.

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Study warns US farmland is now 48 TIMES more TOXIC to insects: Are neonicotinoids to blame for the impending “insect apocalypse?”

Researchers have determined that the nation’s farmland is now 48 times more toxic to insects than it was just 25 years ago, and much of this rise in toxicity is being blamed on the widespread use of a dangerous category of pesticides known as neonicotinoids. Continue reading

Using plantain as a home remedy? Here are 4 ways to do it

People often consider plantains as common weeds. But this herb has a wide variety of medicinal uses. In the 10th century, the Saxons included plantains among their nine sacred herbs. While plantains are not as used today, they make excellent home remedies – and even medicine in case of an emergency. Continue reading

Health Ranger unveils STUNNING natural medicine breakthrough: How to make your own “green chemistry” nanoparticle medicine at home, to treat drug-resistant bacterial infections and more

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What you’re about to see here is an extraordinary breakthrough in “green chemistry” and natural medicine. Pharmaceutical companies have spent millions of dollars researching biologically active nanoparticles that can be used to deliver drug payloads to specific tissues in the body. Continue reading