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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The Internet of Plants and The Truth Behind Avatar

Plants and trees on Avatar communicate through electrochemical means

Did you know that beneath your feet is an information superhighway built of networked fungi that allow plants to communicate? Recent studies have revealed some amazing information about how plants communicate.  They use a sort of networked fungus called “mycorrhizae”.  The term mycorrhizae means “fungus root”.   These thin strings of fungus attach to…

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How Labels On Chicken Meat Are Intentionally Deceptive

Take a look at the chicken labels next time you go shopping. As someone who raises their own, this new trend is getting pretty annoying. Top 4 Myths About Mass Produced Chicken Debunked 1. There are NO HORMONES OR STEROIDS approved by the USDA for use in any meat poultry.…

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Gardening With The Terciopelo AKA Fer-de-Lance

Garden Buddies Ok….not quite buddies, but we could call them co-workers.  The Fer-de-Lance or “Terciopelo”, is one of the most dangerous snakes south of Texas.  The name means “velvet” in Spanish and is the common name used in Costa Rica.  It’s scientific name is the “Bothrops asper”. This snake is…

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