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The why, how, and how much of growing sweet potatoes in the Great White North
Important market gardening information from award-winning market gardening team.Step by step instructions to guarantee your market, your profits and your success
Faith - a pattern repeated in many ways and sources
Practical farm training from award-winning New Terra Farm
Why small growers need to build a greenhouse to protect their crops and their season
Get all the information you need to start farming from New Terra Farm
How to raise chickens to put food in your freezer and folding money in your wallet
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With our organic food delivery program New Terra Farm will bring the farm to you.
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Raising pigs on pasture for your freezer and your customers
Award-winning farmer, author and speaker Scott Kelland
We need to throw off the oppressors and launch a Food Revolution
Hello, I recently purchased your books, I took advantage of your special to buy the whole package. I have to admit that your book on Bootstrap Market
My husband and I just purchased 6 acres. I would love to buy all your books and do your process here in Florida. Of course starting small with 1 acre
Hey there, I just purchased your Bootstrap Market Garden Pack and I am really enjoying it so far. But I am having issues with getting the Garden Planner
Factors to consider whenn you buy a hobby farm
What to watch out for when you buy a farm
Campaign to relaunch and re-equip New Terra Farm
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Some points and priorities for your small farm survival plan
Build your own chicken coop on the cheap with these free chicken coop plans
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Now that I have your attention . . .
1 - idiot politicians are not the problem and likewise not the solution
2 - Gigantic Evil-Co in all its many forms e.g. Exxon-Mobil, BP, Monsanto, the Koch brothers - while a blight upon the face of the planet, are not the problem, and by definition are not the solution.
3 - Bono, Band-Aid, Bob Geldof and any other celebrity spokes-models are not the problem, and not the solution.
4 - climate change deniers, Flat Earthers, Creationists, One World Government Conspirators and all the many flakes and nuts that abound on the Internet are not the problem.
So, (drum-roll, please . . . ) who is the problem?
Why, you, gentle reader. Your behaviour, your choices and your actions determine the way of the world.
If you protest climate change while driving your fat-ass self in your fat-ass SUV to the Timmies drive-through on a regular basis, feel free to choose your favorite synonym from the list above.
If you buy gawd-awful tomatoes imported from Mexican greenhouses in January, feel free to choose . . .
If you buy from Wally-Mart (see list item 8) or any of the other 'big-box' bargain outlets that specialize in cheap crap imported from third-world sweat shops, feel free to choose . . .
If you have ever lined up for the privilege of buying the latest shiny piece of crap from the Fruit Company or the Swedish furniture-makers, feel free to choose . . .
And if you do all that, and still complain that 'someone should do something', you OWN the list.
Saturday May 12 2012 - It's all about local food at the 3rd Annual Eco-FairMark your calendars for May 12 as MGG will be hosting the “3rd Annual Eco-Fair – A Celebration of Local Food" in the Merrickville Community Centre.
The event runs from 10am to 3 pm, with lots great food on display and for sale by our local culinary geniuses. Kids activities, vermi-composting display and discussion, and about two dozen more interesting (and delicious) things to do and see.
And, to top it off, Merrickville Goes Green is sponsoring a truckload rain barrel sale. Get a great rain barrel fully equipped with top filter basket, top-side overflow and barrel to barrel connector, overflow hose and a bottom-side spigot with garden hose thread, for just $60. You won't beat this price anywhere.
Why you need a survival community to get through the hard times a'comin'
The 'eating season' is 12 months a year, so your food plan needs to include a four season survival garden
For starters, I would like to thank you for taking the time and writing about a survival garden. I was recently talking with my husband about my trip
I've read a lot of articles about self sustaining aquaponic systems and I'm curious to know if you've looked into these growing systems? -----------------------
I think that the garden idea is a good one, but is there enough people with the know how to teach America how to do what it takes to make it. And then