Tag Archives: Grow locally

Food Independence – Is it Needed?

With the increased popularity of Community Gardens and Farmers Markets does your Community need a Food Independence Ordinance? A friend from down the road, Ed S. sent me this link the other day from an Irish website that was actually … Continue reading

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Control Your Garden Pests Organically!

If you garden, you must wonder what to do when the Bugs invade! It is a dilemma, let them eat the fruit of your labor…or…fight back!  The only problem is, is that most advertized bug killers are poisonous chemicals.  So … Continue reading

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The Chemical Creep!

Why should we be concerned about chemical creep? The Huffington Post recently (May 2013) published an article called; Chemical Creep: How Chemicals Are Creeping into Your Food, And Your Body? This article talks mostly about BPA’s, phthalates as well as … Continue reading

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How Many Different Ways Are There To Compost?

The local Payson Community Garden recently held a “How to” class for Composting! Glen McCombs from Plant Fair Nursery here in Payson provided the basic information for everyone to digest (pun intended!).  I am going to outline a few of … Continue reading

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Is Roundup what you should use in your Garden?

Roundup is sold in so many stores I am really surprised I haven’t bought any yet! It’s near the check out at Home Depot and there’s a large display of it in the Garden Section of Walmart and other big … Continue reading

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Whats Fermentation got to do with it?

To Ferment or not to Ferment is, I guess, the age old question! Sandor Katz from Tennessee is a fermenting master.  He holds seminars all over the country and the world. Many of his recipes seem strange to the average … Continue reading

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Food Conservation and Wise Use!

Food Conservation is something that we deal with daily.  I know this is a cruel post to publish on Easter Day when families are gathering and feasts are going on.  It is also an appropriate day to reflect on what … Continue reading

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