Approximately a 4 minute read
Originally published Nov 6th, 2018, at PermacultureNews.org
Chokos, plentifully displayed in baskets and crates at farmers markets in our area throughout the summer months, are boring, bland, and not very useful.
That's what I used to think, but I've changed my mind.
This short article shares 7 of the ways I use chokos and choko vines since I gained a better appreciation for them.
Approximately a 6 minute read | Originally published July 1st, 2018, at PermacultureNews.Org
I imagine that when our grandchildren and great grandchildren read in history books about the supermarkets we relied on for food, they’ll wonder what we were thinking.
My goal is to get to where our family can live without the supermarket entirely. There are many things we have yet to learn on this path; one of our major areas of focus right now is learning to grow more of our own vegies.
Recently, we ate our first ever homegrown cauliflower. This post shares how I got from "I don't think I could grow brassicas," to "Ooh look – a cauliflower!" By the end of the article you’ll appreciate that if we can do it, anyone can.
Approximately an 8 to 10 minute read
The choice to shop at the supermarket really seems to be a no-brainer. You can get everything you need at one location, including a pre-packaged dinner. You're back in the car before the kids get to melt-down stage, and it’s cheaper there than anywhere else. It seems too good to be true.
In this article we’ll sniff out the real story behind the cheap convenience on the supermarket shelves.
We’ll look at the complex web of connections and consequences that attend our supermarket choices.
And we’ll uncover the reasons why reducing your dependence on supermarkets could be one of the most powerful things you’ll ever do to make a difference – for your own family’s health and for the health and resilience of your local community and the ecosystems you rely on.