Four years ago was my first year tapping trees. Year one I Started at a neighbor’s sliver maple grove, and tapped sufficient sap to produce 2 quarts of syrup. The following year I discovered some Red Maple at my workplace and Sugar Maples at several friends homes. These last two years have expanded to the … More Six Simple Steps to Make Your Own Maple Syrup
Carver was a man who worked extensively on finding uses for the peanut, sweet potato, soy beans, cow peas, and pecans. He discovered myriad industrial applications for these crops, from plastics to nitroglycerin, as a means of offering economic alternatives to cotton for poor farmers in the South. Carver never kept a lab book and left no formulas or procedures for his products; he seems to have been more concerned with proving sustainable agriculture as a viable means of existence. … More Gleaning Wisdom From George Washington Carver
Growing your own food is the perfect way to supplement your diet- regardless of what diet you’re on. I’m hard pressed to think of a single diet that doesn’t benefit from more home-grown vegetables.
Furthermore, some of the most pleasant (and free) exercise I can imagine is to plant, maintain, harvest, weed and clean up the garden.
More and more research supports the benefits of gardening to ease depression, anxiety and chronic pain. Over time, these claims have become more widely accepted and convincing. … More Why This Doctor Resolves Not to Diet or Exercise This Year & What She’ll Do Instead
this infectiously joyful man is one of the Lost Boys of Sudan- a group characterized as the most war-traumatized children ever examined. As a young boy, he survived two life-threatening injuries; first from a severe bullet wound and second from a grenade to the chest. He miraculously survived impossibly long journeys across deserts without food or adequate water. He lost 13 brothers and his father during to Sudanese conflict. And despite these experienced and witnessed horrors, his Christian faith is strong, his compassion great and his desire to improve his home Khor Wakow Village is genuine and gaining traction. … More Lost Boy of Sudan Finds His Bearings and Directs Our Attention Abroad
Midwest farmers know this fungus by the less desirable name “corn smut”. However, in Mexico, “Huitlacoche” is celebrated as both healthy and delicious. If you’re fortunate enough to find this “black gold” but sure to try it in your next soup or stew! … More Five Reasons To Try Blue-Ribbon Worthy Corn Truffles
86-year-old Sioux Falls, SD resident Dale Kockx has built and sold thousands of birdhouses to the delight of birds and people alike. … More Carpenter Improves Hundreds of Neighborhoods With Birdhouses
I usually think of dogs as man’s best friend, however, your pet can be the environment’s (and your pocketbook’s) best friend too! Dogs, Cats, chickens and pigs may be the secret to consuming 90% of your food waste. Put them to work as responsible citizens and feed them your kitchen scraps with gusto! … More Five Surprising Reasons Not To Buy Animal Feed
Most people grow this delicious, multi-purpose plant for its leaves, but its delicious coriander seeds are entirely worth harvesting and taste nothing like cilantro leaves. Don’t overlook this spice or let it go to waste! … More Two Herbs In One Plant- Ready To Harvest Now
How can an image be a powerful agent of change, improve hunger, decrease waste and improve the environment? And how can I win $200?!? Read on to find out! … More This Logo Will Get Attention (and gratitude) From Your Neighbors
With an unseasonablly mild winter, we can all get excited about starting a garden. Read this to know how a modest budget can get you started!