Guest post by Debbie Steinberg Kuntz, founder & editor of Odyssey Outdoors. If you want to know where your food comes from, there's no better way than to grow it yourself! That's just what we did with a group of families last weekend in the outdoor family group we formed about a year ago. We followed these 10 easy steps. 1. Gather supplies. We started with newspaper, some beautiful organic seeds that would grow in early spring in our area, organic potting soil, … [Read more...]
For the Love of All Things Coconut!
I have known about Tropical Traditions for a couple years now and always meant to order some of their amazing coconut oil. For whatever reason I just never got around to it and ended up buying the coconut oil I found at my local grocery. Going paleo/primal really revved up my quest for quality though and I finally decided to buy what I considered the BEST coconut oil and coconut products out there. In my mind that honor belongs to Tropical Traditions. I ended falling in love with their coconut … [Read more...]
Six Benefits of Eating Locally Grown Foods
It is so easy to just walk into a grocery store and fill your cart with foods that look delicious. Today’s grocery stores even have ‘organic’ and ‘natural’ foods for you to choose from. For many the label makes it easy for them to feel that they are getting the best foods available, while still maintaining the convenience of purchasing all their food in one place. But just because you can purchase all of your foods in one place does not necessarily mean that you should, and it is a fact … [Read more...]
Have You Got Mad Green Skills?
Illegal Discussion Part Four
This is part four of my discussion of Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal. Read part one here. Chapter 13 relates the story of how Salatin’s county tried to make it illegal to use a sawmill on agricultural property. For a farmer with over 400 acres of woodlands this represented a problem. Salatin was the only person to speak against this proposed ordinance and managed to get the county to change the language so that farmers could mill their own wood on their own property. However, Salatin … [Read more...]