Healing Herbal Salves: Chickweed, Calendula and Cannabis

Healing Herbal Salves: Chickweed, Calendula and Cannabis

Mix 1 cup of infused oil with 1oz of beeswax {more in very hot climates} to create a solid salve and store in a glass jar or metal tins.

Why Fake Meat and Eliminating Livestock Are Really Bad Ideas

Why Fake Meat and Eliminating Livestock Are Really Bad Ideas

A growing corps of climate experts have warned us repeatedly that we must stop burning fossil fuels; eliminate destructive food, farming and land use practices; and draw down enough carbon dioxide (CO2) from the Earth's atmosphere through regenerative farming/ranching and enhanced natural photosynthesis to return us to 350 parts per million (ppm) or, better yet, to pre-industrial levels of 280 ppm.

Planting ‘Forest Gardens’ Can Promote a More Sustainable Food System

Planting ‘Forest Gardens’ Can Promote a More Sustainable Food System

In a natural ecosystem, there are several layers of plant growth, starting with tall trees at the top, with shorter trees, medium and low shrubs, root crops, climbing plants and low-lying ground cover underneath. Home gardens will also benefit from cover crops, helping to improve the soil, attract beneficial insects and capture more sunlight (energy).

Industrial Agriculture Poisoning Wells and Streams

Industrial Agriculture Poisoning Wells and Streams

The plight of rural residents dependent on groundwater without city water options was recently covered by the Wall Street Journal, which reported that 6 "One in seven Americans drinks from private wells, which are being polluted by contaminants from manure and fertilizer." Groundwater Contamination Rising Across America The high levels of productivity in America's food system supply has taken a significant toll on the environment.

The Many Benefits of Cannabis and Cannabidiol (CBD)

The Many Benefits of Cannabis and Cannabidiol (CBD)

Yet, despite the legalization of cannabis for adult use in 10 states in the past few years and the inclusion in the 2018 Farm Bill of industrial hemp as a crop, 2 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), up until recently, listed CBD as a Schedule I drug, the most dangerous drug category reserved for drugs like heroin and LSD.

EAT-Lancet Commission To Give Advice on Global Food System

EAT-Lancet Commission To Give Advice on Global Food System

You can vote with your wallet by seeking out local farmers who use regenerative or biodynamic farming practices for your plant- and animal-based food products.

Top 6 Reasons to Support Regenerative Agriculture

Top 6 Reasons to Support Regenerative Agriculture

Reason No. 2: Regenerative Farming Protects Water Sources and Diminishes Water Demands Industrial agriculture also promotes water waste through use of flood irrigation, destruction of soil quality and poor crop choices.

The Global Crisis of Vanishing Groundwater

The Global Crisis of Vanishing Groundwater

4 Once this aquifer is depleted — and many wells have already run dry in the area — 20 percent of the U.S. corn, wheat and cattle output will be lost due to lack of irrigation and water for the animals.

What is 'Real' Soap?

What is 'Real' Soap?

So to simplify- when I use real soap, not detergents, I wash with soap only and all traces of makeup are gone.

Civilizations That Depend on Annual Agriculture Collapse

Civilizations That Depend on Annual Agriculture Collapse

Annual monocrops destroy the soil and the surrounding ecosystems, whereas regenerative agriculture rebuilds it, increasing soil organic matter and leading to a number of beneficial outcomes.

Bringing Hygge to the Homestead: How This Danish Lifestyle Can Change Your Winter

Bringing Hygge to the Homestead: How This Danish Lifestyle Can Change Your Winter

Most homesteaders already live a relatively simple life, but for the winter months on a small farm, this means staying warm and cozy and enjoying the slower pace after the harvest passes.

Fish Farm Mortality on The Rise

Fish Farm Mortality on The Rise

Fish farms, with their large numbers of salmon living in close proximity, are ideal breeding grounds for sea lice, and there’s potential for lice on salmon farms to infect wild salmon, damaging their populations.

Soil Organic Matter Is the Secret to Good Food

Soil Organic Matter Is the Secret to Good Food

Where CAFOs pollute and destroy the soil, regenerative farming rebuilds it. According to Williams, by using regenerative agriculture techniques, they’re able to build new soil organic matter at a rate of 0.5 percent to 1 percent annually.