Reveling in the September Garden Harvest

Reveling in the September Garden Harvest

Glorious September! This time of year our garden is so fecund that we can eat most meals directly out of our garden with only limited trips to the store. We planted 15 tomatoes, all heirloom varieties and mostly my favorite Cherokee Purple. We planted about 8 cantaloupes and a few honeydew melons. I discovered this year the cantaloupes just fall off the stem when they’re done – no need to figure out elaborate systems to know when...

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Carbon Farming Offers Real Solutions to Climate Change

Carbon Farming Offers Real Solutions to Climate Change

This is a summary of great article from our friends at The Bohemian. The full article on carbon farming can be found here. There is a new way to fight climate change taking root in Northern California called carbon farming. Supported by California’s Healthy Soils Initiative with grants and training assistance, carbon farming is the practice of preserving local topsoils and maximizing the carbon sequestered in them. Due largely to...

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8 Foods That Magically Regrow

8 Foods That Magically Regrow

By Stephanie Lynch When you think about how vegetables or fruits grow, you probably think about a seed, right? While you’re technically right, did you know there’s another way to regrow some fruits and vegetables from the scraps when you’re done eating it? As long as the scraps are fresh and you’re giving it the right environment, you won’t have to go the grocery store or buy seeds again! Check out these 8 fruits...

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A Guide to Campfire Cooking

A Guide to Campfire Cooking

This post was derived from Alison Hudson’s eReplacementParts.com post on cooking over a campfire. Alison submitted this version for Real Goods. Who doesn’t love a warm and abundant fire while out in the wilderness? Not only does a campfire provide warmth and ambiance, but it’s a great way to enjoy a delicious meal. The unique flavors that come from a campfire meal are worth the wait. But first you’ll need to build the...

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More Information Coming to Light About Olive Oil Purity and Fraud

More Information Coming to Light About Olive Oil Purity and Fraud

Dr. Joseph Mercola has written an extensive article on olive oil purity and fraud – including the Italian mafia’s involvement. His article also contains a video of his conversation on this subject with investigative journalist and food critic Larry Olmsted. Olive oil fraud (like diluting the olive oil with cheaper oils and misusing the “extra virgin” label) is estimated to affect 75-90% of olive oil purchased in American...

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