“REAL” – genuine, authentic, true; not artificial, imitated, or virtual. “GREEN” – regenerative/doing as little harm as possible. If all you do is take this approach to caring for your self, your family, and the places and things you love, you’ll be making a difference.
7 small ways to start growing your own food, improving your nutrition, and lowering your grocery costs – even if you’re short on time, space, or confidence.
Whole foods require more planning and organization than processed convenience foods, but the pay-off is worth it. The benefits include: better nutrition, a feeling of empowerment and reconnection as you learn to engage with your food closer to its source, and the satisfaction in knowing you’re taking better care of the Earth just by how you eat.
In frost free areas we’re blessed to be able to grow tropical food plants in the summer and better known European style veggies in the winter. This time of year, spring, is especially abundant with its overlap between the cool weather and hot weather plants. This post shares pics and links to info for a small selection of food plants from our garden.
The success of your food garden depends on the connections between the plants and each other, and between the plants, you, and your kitchen (and also your medicine cabinet).
Regenerative gardening and farming has an intention to both feed people AND to leave the surrounding web of life stronger, richer, more complex and more resilient, rather than less so.
Industrialized food is a commodity, a hollow copy of what it was before it was disconnected from the web of life that gifts it to us – just as a tiger in a zoo is a hollow copy of the real, wild thing.
Wild edibles (aka weeds) provide better nutrition than supermarkets ever can, for free.
How I got from “I don’t think I could grow brassicas,” to “Ooh look – a cauliflower!”
At the supermarket you can get everything you need at one location and it’s cheaper than anywhere else. But when it seems too good to be true, there’s usually a catch. In this article we’ll explore the complex web of connections and consequences attached to the cheap convenience on the supermarket shelves.