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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How To Plant Cassava (Yuca) From Cuttings

Girl propgating cassava, yuca

We started growing cassava, known as “yuca” in Costa Rica, when we first moved onto our property.  We buried cuttings in horrible hard clay soil and they were totally neglected.  To our surprise, they still popped up and made tasty yuca roots under the soil.  We learned through trials, that…

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Sweet Potato Greens – You can Eat Those?

Fit woman cutting camote tops for salad greens

Heck yeah you can eat them!  After growing and trying the sweet potato tops your first time, you’ll be wondering why camotes (sweet potatoes) and their nutritious greens are not in the market. Camotes are in the Convolvulaceae family with flowering morning glory vines. Unlike potatoes, you can also eat the leaves of…

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6 Reasons to Grow Malabar Spinach

Red malabar vine spinach

1. It’s a Nutritious, Easy To Grow, Dual Purpose Veggie Malabar Spinach (Basella Alba) is high in Vitamin A and C as well as Iron and Calcium. It is low in calories but has a good protein/calories ratio, and plenty of soluble fiber.  It grows without much attention or care.…

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Water Hyacinth – Water Weed or Livestock Feed?

Eichhornia Crassipes (Water Hyacinth) According to the University of Florida, it’s labeled the “Worst Floating Weed“. If you’re not familiar, water hyacinth is a rapidly multiplying floating water plant.  It’s considered invasive in many countries and illegal in many US states.   In favorable conditions it can double in population every 12 days…

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Moringa Project in Cambodia

women in Cambodia harvesting moringa

CAMA Services, in Cambodia, are teaching locals how to produce and use the nutritious Moringa Oleifera crop and become healthy self-sustaining communities.  CAMA has also established demonstration plots and registered a local moringa business.  These highly nutritious moringa trees provide a great source of protein, vitamins, and minerals for families struggling…

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