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I'm the admin and most posts that aren't personal or opinionated are written by me. Other posts are written by the users, Jodi or Thad.

How to Make Moringa Powder

Jodi making moringa power from fresh leaves in Costa Rica

If you’re not familiar with moringa, it’s referred to as the “miracle tree” because of its wide range of nutritional, medicinal, and purifying properties. It’s also called a “superfood” because of its awesome potential to improve health and eliminate hunger around the world. It has high amounts of protein, and is significant source…

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Dandelions – Don’t Spray Them, Saute Them!

picture of tasty edible dandelions

While many people treat it like an invasive weed and do everything they can to eradicate it, the dandelion is one of the healthiest and most versatile wild plants you’ll find in your backyard.  The leaves are vitamin rich, containing generous amounts of vitamins A, C and K.  Everything, from…

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Free Range Eggs vs. Regular Eggs – A Scam?

There’s a common perception today that eggs from free range hens are more nutritious than eggs from factory farmed, caged hens. The trendy terms, “free range”, “organic” and “cage free” became popular over the last 10 years and still command respect in the supermarket as healthy options. The cage-born eggs…

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How “Grow Your Own” Could Save The Human Race

industrial farm

Why Grow Your Own Food? Simply put, the less dependent you are on a system you don’t control, the more stable you are should trouble arise. Also, if you control your own food production, you manage exactly what goes into your food system.  This, in turn may help you and your family’s…

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Purslane – A Nutrient Dense Weed With High Omega 3

Purslane looks like a weed but it's tasty and full of vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids

Chances are, if you live in the city, you’ve seen this little plant growing in crevasses of sidewalks and roads.  If you have a garden, you’ve likely pulled it, tossed it, lit it on fire, sprayed it with herbicide, chopped it with a shovel, or put it in the compost.…

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Sweet Potato Greens Vs. Prostate Cancer

tumor growth in rats fed sweet potato green extract versus a control group

After publishing our “Growing Camote” video, we received a lot of questions about eating sweet potato greens and their various health benefits.     What’s The Big Deal, Just Another Green right? No……these guys are far more than just a salad topper.  I dug and little deeper into sweet potato greens (Ipomoea batatas) and found an…

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Green Deane and EatTheWeeds.com

Here’s a useful plant resource that gardeners and foragers need to bookmark. I’ve used Green Deane’s website EattheWeeds.com for a the last couple years.  He’s built an expansive database of edible plants common throughout the United States.   EatTheWeeds.com is the first site I check when identifying edible plants in the forest near our house.  Green…

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