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You Can’t Beat Organic Gardening To Build Resilliance

Some of us are born with a green thumb, but mine tend toward dirt-gray fringed with edgy nails. The sage garden advice my grandpa taught me as a child eventually came back in Thyme. 

Planting an organic garden is good for your health and peace of mind and just may be a source of security in the wild times ahead. Not only does it allow you to save money on groceries, but it’s also a fun and rewarding experience that can teach you a lot about organic gardening

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Wanted: Organic Heroes to Eat Cook & Grow

Make every meal with organic ingredients

My hands don’t maneuver ideas as easily as they once did. Yet I continue to negotiate the keyboard with the knuckles of my grandmother.

My musings of an organic future will never be silenced by a few naughty digits.

Yet I refuse to believe I’m a hero, which by one definition is “(usually a man) of superhuman strength and bravery, that saves the day. I save no one but myself when I impart my ruminations aloud.

If you’re new to cooking and eating organically, don’t worry – this blog post will walk you through it!

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Time for Organic Ag

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Its about time for Organic
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I’ve been thinking a lot about time, our place in time and how agriculture has allowed us to harness vast resources and change our environment.

They say that the universe banged into existence about 13 billion years ago. Seven million years ago, a group of bipedal primates stood up in Africa to evolve into humans. For 200,000 years, humans foraged for food, roaming in small communities. We migrated and adapted during ice ages and tectonic shifts to almost every corner of the globe.

Suddenly and simultaneously, humans domesticated plants and animals just 10,000 years ago. We settled in place and became agrarians. We cut and burned great forests to expand, with evidence showing a rise in global carbon during this era.

We began to write 5000 years ago and could now pass our collective knowledge on to future generations. Civilizations rose, and great walled cities with armies assembled.

In the 1960s, technology was applied in earnest with bio-engineered seeds in conjunction with chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

With the advent of modern farming practices, we’ve seen a massive increase in food production and the human population.

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More people to feed
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But with this increase in production has come a rise in adverse environmental impacts.

Today we’re experiencing a reckoning of these impacts, a convergence of shifts in climate, food insecurity, political and social upheaval, and mass migration.

The time to adopt different paradigms in our food system is upon us, and Organic Agriculture leads the way. 

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Beware the Zucchini Curse, May Lead To Roadside Market Stand

Zucchini Squash Comes on Fast and Keeps on Giving

It’s amazing how quickly you go from a state of awe when your first zucchini issues forth to a state of panic; OMG, we’re overrun with elongated green giants! You can only make so much zucchini bread in the dog days of summer. And those dogs are getting hotter each year. 

That transition from wonder to panic happens prodigiously with tomatoes, green beans, and just everything you’ve planted.

Considering that many people don’t grow their own food (but probably should start), you’ll be doing your community a great favor by opening a small market stand.

Roadside marketing needs some planning and consideration, but it’s an endeavor whose time has arrived (along with those zucchini) to nourish, know, and educate your neighbors. 

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