Stop the War on “Invasive” Plants, They Do More Good Than Harm

February 4, 2022 at 11:37 pm




The counterproductive war on “invasive” plants is funded by herbicide companies. “Invasive” honeysuckle has quadrupled native bird populations, purple loosestrife cleans up polluted waterways, Japanese knotweed is a staple for native pollinators, and kudzu heals soil damaged by human development.

The “Man Without Money” Has Thrived Without a Dollar to his Name for 20 Years

July 21, 2021 at 8:14 pm

This American hero has refused to become a slave to the almighty dollar, surviving on his own ingenuity, barter and trade, and what he calls “gift economy.”

 




Daniel-Suelo

Farmers are Giving Up the Fight Against “Invasive Weeds” and Selling Them to Chefs and CSAs

May 22, 2021 at 11:43 am




If you can’t beat ’em, eat ’em! Did you know Japanese knotweed and pokeweed shoots are delicious and medicinal?

Minnesota Will Pay Homeowners to Replace Lawns with Bee-Friendly Wildflowers, Clover and Native Grasses

January 29, 2020 at 5:09 am




Minnesota is asking homeowners to turn their lawns into prairie to help bring back the bees

Top 7 Wild Fruits to Forage This Summer

June 9, 2018 at 12:37 pm




Wild berries, cherries, grapes, plums and apples are far more nutritious and delicious than store-bought… plus, they’re free! Here’s how to find them:

10 Reasons to Take Off Your Shoes and Go Barefoot

May 16, 2018 at 12:25 am




Being barefoot strengthens feet muscles, improves posture, balance and blood circulation, and helps you run farther

How to Make an Arrowhead from a Glass Bottle

May 13, 2018 at 12:36 pm




Make a beautiful but deadly arrowhead from the bottom of a glass bottle… it’s easier to learn on than flint!

Tired of Doing Yard Work? Let Your Lawn Rewild and Register It As a “Certified Wildlife Habitat”

May 12, 2018 at 12:17 am





Looking for an excuse to leave your yard messy? Stick one of these signs in it and tell your neighbors to relax… you’re just doing your part to save endangered species.

How to Make Your Own Pine Needle Basket

April 17, 2018 at 8:42 pm





Make your own beautiful basket with one of the most abundant natural materials on the continent – pine needles

Credit: Justin and Shayla’s Rewilding Adventure: https://www.facebook.com/JustinandShayla/

How Human Urine Can Replace Chemical Fertilizer

January 22, 2018 at 7:34 pm

Farmers are using human urine as a natural, sustainable alternative to fossil-fuel-based fertilizers

Horse drawn urine applicator at Fairwinds hay farm in Vermont.

“Bring us your liquid gold,” the founders of Rich Earth Institute beckon their neighbors on their website.