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Living, Plantable Christmas Trees Reforest, Rather than Deforest

December 14, 2017 at 9:43 pm




Living, plantable Christmas tree with soil and roots intact.

Want to make the Christmas spirit last a lot longer than the holidays? Buy a living tree instead of a dead one. And then plant it instead of throwing it in a dump.

The 30 Most Valuable Plants for Urban and Suburban Food Forests

December 13, 2017 at 4:47 pm




The following edible plants give you the most bang for your buck when space is limited

In a recent post, I wrote about why permaculture is humanity’s last hope for long-term survival. We could go back to hunting and gathering, but there isn’t much wild food left to hunt or gather, thanks to the global destruction caused by agriculture.

Permaculture is not only sustainable, it’s regenerative, says author of the world’s best selling permaculture book Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, 2nd Edition Toby Hemenway. It regenerates the soil, plant life, wild animals and eventually creates rich, complex, bio-diverse forest ecosystems, which produce tons of free, nutrient-dense foods.

Airplane Air Can Cause Long-Term Illness, Study Reveals

December 11, 2017 at 5:56 pm




Researchers say airlines have known about the problem since the ’50s, but are ignoring it

While many of us are afraid to breathe airplane air because we don’t want to catch a cold or the flu, a study published by the World Health Organization just gave us an even bigger reason to wish we could hold our breath.

Why Permaculture is the Future of Food, if There is a Future of Food

December 11, 2017 at 2:50 am




Permaculture is not only sustainable, it’s regenerative, and can heal the damage caused by conventional agriculture.

Bullock’s Permaculture Homestead on Orcas Island

When someone claimed to have a “sustainable” farm, the late biologist and permaculture professor Toby Hemenway liked to ask them how long their farm had been around?

“500 years? 5000? A million?”

Because hardly anyone could answer more than a hundred, Hemenway started to realize most of us have no idea what “sustainable” means.

In the video below, he explains why there is no such thing as sustainable agriculture and why permaculture has to be the future of food if there’s going to be a future for humans at all.

9 Reasons You Should Always Put Lemon in Your Water

December 8, 2017 at 2:38 am





Lemons are one of the most powerful food-medicines on the planet. Studies show they can aid in healing from all kinds of illness and have dozens of potent health-promoting properties.

These Homemade Pies Might Be The Most Beautiful You’ve Ever Seen

December 8, 2017 at 12:32 am




When it comes to beautiful desserts, pies are often pushed aside for cakes, cupcakes, tortes and ice cream.  It’s easy to see why — with magnificent tall cakes with buttercream decor and super sugar sculptures.

The “it” factor is on full display with some of these confections. But, one home baker out of Seattle is gonna put a “pie in your eye,” that you soon won’t forget. Lauren Ko, is  producing amazing pie crusts that are not only works of art but also very tasty.

Violence Nonexistent in Societies Where Infants and Adolescents get Plenty of Pleasurable Touch

December 7, 2017 at 2:51 am




 

The primary cause of violence is deprivation of pleasurable touch during infancy, childhood and adolescence, developmental psychologist James W. Prescott concluded after decades of research into the origins of violence.

Paleo Raw Raspberry and Coconut Cheesecake Recipe

December 6, 2017 at 11:44 pm




This raw cheesecake has less calories than traditional cheesecake (360per slice) but is still packed with flavor. Sweet and delicious, it’s the perfect raw cake for any occasion. Serves 12.

Salmon Farming Industry Caught Pumping Infectious Blood Into Canadian Bay

December 6, 2017 at 5:21 pm




Blood from tons of diseased farmed fish is being  pumped into British Columbia’s largest wild salmon migration route

With mounting concern that farmed salmon are spreading disease to wild salmon, Canadian diver Tavish Campbell decided to investigate for himself.

With an underwater camera, he dove into the pristine waters of Clayoquot Sound and Discovery Passage in British Columbia, to see what he could find.

Study: Gluten-Free Foods Contain More Arsenic, Mercury and Roundup than Wheat

December 4, 2017 at 5:51 pm




The gluten-free diet trend is taking millions of consumers for a ride, says the Weston A. Price Foundation.

A non-profit organization dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the American diet, the board members of WAP have never been fans of the gluten-free “craze.” But a recent study and testing by the Canadian government have just given them two more reasons not to like gluten-free foods: heavy metals and glyphosate.