Grow your own Food and Medicine, Featuring the Awake Gardener: Wally Richards


Grow your own Food and Medicine, Featuring the Awake Gardener: Wally Richards

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Featuring NZ's Gardening Guru, Wally Richards

Changing The World Garden by Garden!
Make no mistake, we are in a fight for our very survival."

We live in a world where natural plants given by mother earth are demonized and labeled dangerous and illegal because they cannot be patented while deadly chemicals produced in labs are treated as mainstream and safe in order to fill the pockets of a few.

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Gardening 101 ~~ The BASICS

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Medical Medium: Alopecia, the liver and foods to eat. 1 Reply

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War on Plants? Written by Wally Richards. 1 Reply

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Remarkable Healing Properties of Bone Broth and Iodine 2 Replies

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SULPHUR/SULFUR Written by Wally Richards. 2 Replies

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LIGHT ~ Gardening News, Wally Richards 1 Reply

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How to Make Raised Garden Beds Out of Pallets

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MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR ~ Written by Wally Richards. 1 Reply

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The top 101 herbs and spices for healing

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Comment by rose on February 13, 2017 at 16:05

The Walipini
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Not as ancient as the other shelters on this list, the walipini is still worth a mention because it’s such a simple yet brilliant idea, and it can be built for as little as $300.

A walipini is an underground greenhouse that lets you grow food year-round, and the idea was first developed in Bolivia, South America. It uses the same earth sheltering principles as many of the ancient house designs on this list.

What makes the walipini better than hoop houses and green houses? First, by locating the growing area 6’- 8’ underground you take advantage of the constant temperature of the earth below the frost level. Second, you can capture and store the daytime solar radiation in the surrounding earth which then radiates back into the greenhouse during the cold winter nights.

Comment by rose on January 22, 2017 at 12:57

Former Big Pharma executive behind Oxycontin now runs a medical marijuana business

Comment by rose on December 22, 2016 at 15:23

Read More: Eat Your Weeds Don’t Mow Them!

How to Use Vinegar as a Weed Killer

There are 4 key instructions to make this work:

  1. Use a Pump Sprayer – Using a sprayer is critical for this task.  It can be any type of pump sprayer (don’t use a sprayer that connects to your garden hose).  What’s important is that you apply a fine mist to thoroughly coat the leaves with vinegar.  Spray to runoff.
  2. Spray During Peak Sunlight – You’ll have more success if you can apply the vinegar in direct sunlight.
  3. Do a Few Applications – You’ll have more success if you do 2 or 3 repeat applications.  The bed in the picture above was sprayed twice, on back-to-back days.
  4. Spray After Weeds have Emerged – If you jump the gun and spray before all of the annual weeds have emerged, you’ll need to do another round later after new weeds emerge.  If you time it just right, and you have some luck, you can get away with one application per season.


Comment by rose on November 28, 2016 at 10:05

61 Health Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids



Coronary Calcium Score Benefits of Aged Garlic

Comment by rose on September 11, 2016 at 8:40

This Gardener Regularly Grows 100-Pound Vegetables

Growing up in a family of 13, Phillip Vowles learned to appreciate the effort it took to feed all his brothers and sisters. So when he started harvesting his own crop, he decided to supersize his venture. As Phillip says, “big vegetables feed big families.” Today, his giant veggies top-out at over 100 pounds and can feed more than just a few families.

Comment by rose on July 29, 2016 at 8:19

Turmeric Compound Reduces Post-Bypass Heart Attack Risk 56%

A remarkable study performed at Chiang Mai University, Thailand and published in the American Journal of Cardiology last July, found that the administration of curcuminoids, natural phenols within the spice turmeric, reduced the frequency of myocardial infarction (heart attack) after coronary artery bypass in a group of 121 patients randomly selected to receive a placebo or 4 grams a day …

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Comment by rose on June 26, 2016 at 9:18

Food Security: Could You Grow Your Own?
How long does it take to grow your own food?  Give that a little thought.  If you’re starting from scratch, it will probably take you years before you can reliably produce your own food.  Even if you’re an accomplished gardener, it still takes several weeks, or months, to produce a harvest. 

But the government in Venezuela just recommended that their citizens should start growing their own food right away to deal with the food crisis in that country.  The biggest problem with their plan is this: While it takes years to learn how to grow your own food, it only takes 40 days to starve.  Read the whole story at this link:

Comment by rose on June 19, 2016 at 9:41

Brazil Has Now Refused All Imports of U.S. Grown GMO Crops

Jun 17, 2016 09:40 am
Christina Sarich - The global movement to reject GMO's has taken hold in Brazil.

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