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Community Supported AgricultureAre you familiar with Community Supported Agriculture?  Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a great way to support farms in your community, while getting fresh, local fruits and veggies.... read more

Documentary "Food, Inc." Analyzes the Sour Side of America's Food Industry

Is it more important to have a never-rotting tomato (kind of like Willy Wonka's Everlasting Gobstoppers), or a tomato rich in vitamins and anti-oxidants? Do we want plump, salty chickens, or those which are rich, flavorful and nutritious? Food, Inc., a documentary now in theaters, examines the highly processed and mechanized food industry in America.

Food Inc.

This film, directed by Rob Kenner, follows the path of food in America as it has become increasingly less nutritious over the past 50 years through the use of genetic modification, pesticides and artificial additives, and factory farming. The film asserts that the USDA and FDA are ineffectively regulating the industries they govern, and that this is contributing to the increase in food born illness, such as E.coli, as well as obesity, malnutrition, and diabetes. The food we eat is manufactured (according to the film's synopsis and website, it is more a manufacturing industry than an agricultural industry in current times), by a small handful of corporations who are more interested in profit than public health. While food is becoming cheaper, and cheaper for the consumer, health care costs are at an all time high (a coincidence?). ... read more

Biogas: From Gas to Grass

I found this great video of a wildlife sanctuary in India using biogas.  Fun video and let me let the authors explain more.... read more

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Which fruits and veggies to buy organic?

As much as I'd love to shop all organic, my bank account simply doesn't allow it.  Sometimes the price tags on organic food are so much higher than non-organic, that I can't even imagine being able to spend that much on say, a bunch of bananas.

I decided to do some research on what is worth spending the extra dough to buy organic, and what is less necessary.

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A Beginner's Guide to Composting

Composting is one of the easiest ways to make your home more eco-friendly.  And if you garden, it will even save you money because you can use your compost for soil. 

Start off by either buying or building a compost bin for your yard.  We built one without a bottom so worms can get in it.  worms are very good for compost...in fact, there's even a specific type of composting oriented around worms
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Fertigation: The Future of Irrigation

A new wave of technology is taking the world of water conservation by storm.  That technology is fertigation.  Fertigation is the application of fertilizers, soil amedements and other water solubles directly through existing irrigation system.  This is done through a tank being connected to the irrigation full of this different solutions and being released by micro doses in the soul.  The dosage is usually one tenth of a teaspoon for every gallon of water.

Fertigation at Work... read more

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