Gourmet Root Systems: Edible Mushrooms Wonders

May 25, 2018

For people who enjoy foraging for food in the wild, there are plenty of mushrooms to choose from — “ten thousand mushroom species to be considered on the North American continent alone”. But foraging for mushrooms should never be thought of as a game of chance. You need to know all the clues when it comes to identifying…

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The wonderful world of lemons

May 24, 2018

We all need to give lemons some more credit because they are truly one of the most versatile fruits. Think of how many foods and drinks you can incorporate lemons into. If you live somewhere warm and sunny year round, you better get outside and start looking for some lemon trees (we recommend Meyer lemons!).…

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Luscious Lemons: Classic Lemon Bar Recipe

May 24, 2018

Everyone loves homemade lemon squares! These refreshing sweet and lightly tart lemon squares are the best. This lemon bar is the ideal, with a buttery crust that is sturdy but tender enough to bite through and a thick and luscious filling with a balance of sweetness and tangy lemon brightness. Here’s how to make the…

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VIDEO TED2018: A healthy economy should be designed to thrive, not grow

May 22, 2018

What would a sustainable, universally beneficial economy look like? “Like a doughnut,” says Oxford economist Kate Raworth. In a stellar, eye-opening TED2018 talk, Kate explains how we can move countries out of the hole — where people are falling short on life’s essentials — and create regenerative, distributive economies that work within the planet’s ecological limits. (Afterward,…

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Springtime Treat: Homemade Dandelion Beer Recipe

May 22, 2018

You can forget about waiting for your wine to ferment because we have a recipe for dandelion beer that will be ready in just a week! Who knew those weeds in your back yard could make such a fun beverage? Not to mention they’re packed with health benefits: “It’s mostly used as a tonic (the…

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How to Cook the Perfect, Tender, Grass Fed Steak

May 21, 2018

Memorial Day is one of America’s first “BBQ Holidays” of the year. It’s finally warm enough to grill outside in most of the country, and almost everyone has the day off to bask in the glory of the coming summer. Treat your tastebuds to an ethical feast: grill up some grass fed steak this year!…

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Good fences and good gates make good goats

May 17, 2018

So you’ve figured out how to move your goats, now how do you get them to stay in one place? We’re back with advice from fellow author and goat expert, Gianaclis Caldwell. She knows just how sneaky goats can be, so take her advice when considering the various options for fencing to keep your goats happy…

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Asking the Right Questions: The Art of Herbal Formulation

May 16, 2018

The presentations of illnesses can vary greatly across patients, requiring specific alterations to formulas. As Hippocrates said, “It is more important to know what kind of person has a disease than to know what kind of disease a person has.” (But if the person has burns, bites, stings, or wounds, check these remedies out!) Learning how to…

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From the Homemade Hooch Files: How to Make Dandelion Wine

May 15, 2018

Heads up: you definitely don’t want to be spraying weed killer on your dandelions. If your lawn is a total dandelion breeding ground, you are so close to having some delicious wine! Get out there and pick some so you can get started on fermenting a batch of flower wine. This drink is not only…

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A Farm is More than its Land: Why Farm Infrastructure Is Important

May 14, 2018

A farm is more than its land. A well planned and implemented infrastructure is just as crucial as great soil and hard work. We are facing serious questions about what farming will look like, and who will be growing our food. Many younger people are interested in going into agriculture, especially organic farming, but cannot…

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