Grapes Galore – July 2013 Dome of the Month

The results are in, and we got a bunch of votes (747) and a slew of comments (42) about Bernadette Dickinson’s photo of her bunches of grapes. It makes us want to make the short drive south just to be able to eat a handful out of Bernadette’s 22′ Growing Dome greenhouse. Bernadette and her family have been growing in…

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What You Need to Know About Eating Safe Fruits and Vegetables

In this day and age of the deluge of bad news, everyone does their best to filter out the pertinent information about what will affect their health and safety. In this article we’re going to do some filtering for you and walk through important new information about the safety of your fresh fruits and vegetables. We’ll offer resources and solutions…

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Streaming Workshop Video: Growing Dome Garden Management

Watch over 4.5 hours of video of Jerome Osentowski’s Growing Dome Garden Management workshop hosted at Growing Spaces in the summer of 2012.  Do so at your leisure by streaming the video online.  We captured the best parts of this information rich two-day course on how to build your own permaculture garden in a greenhouse. Unique and helpful topics like…

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Learning About GMO’s

by Puja Dhyan Parsons I have called myself “A-Political” forever and find that as I read about the health dangers of GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms), I am drawn into the commitment to let my legislators know that sanity is needed and more education shows that we simply must turn the tide of food policies toward natural living. When I think…

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Replenishing Your Garden

Replenish Your Garden’s Footprint

Let’s start out by first acknowledging that gardening is an inherently Earth-friendly activity. The basic acts of turning the soil, sowing seeds, watering, and nurturing the plants literally consists of acting in a loving, gentle and kind way toward the Earth. Gardening is also eco-friendly in less direct but as conspicuous ways. The most obvious way being that our food…

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Proof that Gardening Gives a Natural Mood Lift

How many people do you know who are affected by depression, anxiety, stress or other emotional illness? Or maybe the better question is: Who do you know that is not affected? The pressures of today’s increasingly fast-paced, high-tech society that demands you know all things at all times and learn to do them all at once has brought many to…

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How Growing Your Own Food Changes Your Life

Growing just one food-producing plant at home like tomato, belle pepper, strawberry, lettuce, snow peas, etc can do more than just save money otherwise spent at the grocery store. Whether you are a family of five, a one-person household, or a community of many, you can make a difference in how you live – today! By planting even one belle…

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