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The Raging War on Self Sufficiency

The Raging War on Self Sufficiency

Several local councils in the United States has come under the light recently, due to restrictive regulations on the types of animals and plants that an individual could have in their own backyard. Let’s have a look at a few high-profile cases. Vegetable gardens Julie Bass is an Oak Park resident who has gotten in trouble with the local authorities for having a garden in her front yard. According to her, she wasn’t particularly environmentally conscious, but that the notion...
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The Victory Garden

The Victory Garden

Archive video of the Holder family in Maryland laying out a quarter acre Victory Garden during World War II. Most of the gardening work is done by Grandpa Holder and his teenage grandchildren Rick and Amy and from the looks of the film. There is an annual garden of peppers, tomatoes, pole beans, potatoes, asparagus and sweet corn. Then, there is the late garden with beets, squash, late potatoes, late cabbage, kale, collard greens and three rows of turnips. To...
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Can Your Own Food – Grow food not lawns

Can Your Own Food – Grow food not lawns

While the people of the United States become increasingly more dependent on the supermarket and restaurants to feed themselves, Doug Miller of Southeast Ohio is focused on becoming more self-sustaining. Miller was raised on a farm and has been canning food since his youth. The benefits of farming and canning food are not just his own, though. The food grown on Miller’s Hocking County farm is for his wife, his family, his friends, and others members of the community. With...
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Edible City: Grow the Revolution

Edible City: Grow the Revolution

Edible City is a fun, fast-paced journey through the Local Good Food movement that’s taking root in the San Francisco Bay Area, across the nation and around the world. Further Onsite Reading: Food Inc. – Full Length Film City of Orlando: Uproot Your Vegetable Garden or Pay Us $500 a Day Do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world? 7 Food Forests in 7 Minutes

A Sustainable Soil Soldier on Waiheke

A Sustainable Soil Soldier on Waiheke

Meet Jivin’ John Stansfield, Waiheke Island’s own sustainable soil soldier. In this episode, he’s planting food on council land in front of his house Further Onsite Reading: The Straight Poop on Sustainable Farming with Joel Salatin Do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world? “Mountain Man” Eustace Conway faces government shutdown How to Build Raised Beds Ebook