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


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

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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Comment by rose on June 12, 2016 at 12:15

Mushroom Hunting for Food and Fun
Are you feeling brave today?  Mushroom hunting is an ancient practice in many cultures, and there are many people active mushroom hunters today.  People hunt mushrooms for many different reasons… but it’s important for all of them to be able to identify exactly what they’re picking. 

Probably the best way to get started identifying mushrooms is to find someone who is a local expert in your region.  And we found a list that should make that nice and easy for you.  You can find that list, and read lots of other helpful tips and tricks, at this link:

6 Ways Mushrooms Can Save the Earth
Paul Stamets is a mushroom genius.  He has mushroom patents, mushroom companies, mushroom products – you name it.  Right now, he’s involved in two separate NIH studies that are looking into mushrooms as a therapy for cancer and HIV.  He’s a serious mushroom expert. 

In this video, Paul explains 6 different ways that mushrooms could help save the planet.  This video is a bit… well… nerdy – but it’s full of great information.  Do you know what mushrooms, the internet, and dark matter all have in common?  Click here to find out:

Growing Mushrooms on Logs
It’s exciting to hear about all of the new uses that are being found for mushrooms, but it’s even more exciting to see how easy it is for you to get started growing your own mushrooms at home.  All you need is a log, a drill, and some spores that you can buy from a nursery or online. 

This article includes a few great resources that will teach you everything you need to know.  And there’s also a video of mushroom guru Tradd Cotter demonstrating how you can get started growing your own mushrooms right away.  You won’t believe how easy it is…

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Comment by rose on February 18, 2016 at 12:20
SELF-RELIANCE CATALOG: Compost Water Heaters
Compost Water Heaters
We all know that compost piles generate heat as part of the decomposition process. How much heat? A large, well balanced (nitrogen/carbon), and aerate compost pile can get up to 120-140 degrees for as long as six months, depending on the size of the pile. Learn more, and see examples, in the Self-Reliance Catalog.
Comment by rose on February 18, 2016 at 12:20

The Rules They Don’t Teach You

The Hidden Rules
Every skill or discipline has a set of “hidden rules.” The rules that aren’t taught in the text books. Here are some of those hidden rules within food and herb gardening.
Comment by rose on February 18, 2016 at 12:20
Solar Myths
Think you can’t afford to go off the grid, or that it’s too hard to set up? Here’s Starry Hilder talking about what she calls some myths of solar power.

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The Secret to a Long and Happy Life is in the Garden
Have you ever known anyone who lived to be 100?  Dan Buettner is a New York Times bestselling author who set out to learn as much as he could about the world's longest living citizens in his Blue Zones project.  This article from Linda Davidson summarizes the main points, and talks about how we can put these ideas into practice in our gardens... 

"These centenarians never thought of retiring.  For some of them it was literally never a thought that crossed their mind.  They didn't even have a word for retirement.  They were still herding sheep, milking goats, or tending their gardens.  They ate lots of vegetables, and most of them grew their own..."  You can read the rest of Linda's article here:

5 Natural Juices to Heal a Sore Throat
Sore throats are a fairly common problem during the winter months.  They can be brought on by sudden changes in the weather, mucus drainage, or as a symptom of a common cold... 

"There are several medicinal drinks that you can use to keep yourself hydrated, while medicating your sore throat at the same time.  You can nip your cold in the bud by hydrating with these natural juices and teas..."  Read the rest of this article by James Smith at this link:

Comment by rose on November 16, 2015 at 7:19

Survival Mom DIY: Make Pectin From Apple Peels
2015-11-12 16:59:39-05
If you make a lot of jam at your house, you probably go through a lot of pectin, whether it come as a powder in a little box or in a mylar pouch as a liquid. But do you know what pectin is or where it comes from? I confess I never thought about it […]

Comment by rose on November 3, 2015 at 17:36

Approval of GE trials for cancer treatment ... "We do not want to deny people access to life-saving treatments" says Smith - yeah right

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