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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Dervaes Family – Urban Homesteading

Devaes Urban Homesteading

Since the mid 80’s the Dervaes family has transformed their small city lot into the sustainable and self-sufficient Urban Homestead project.  On just 1/10 of an acre they supply enough vegetables for themselves as well as a local produce business.  They’ve really set the standard on what possible in an urban…

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Aquaponic Food Production Manual – DIY

Interested in getting started with Aquaponics? This is the official aquaponic food production manual released by the United Nations FAO.  It’s an amazing resource to save or print out.  All of the concerns with starting and maintaining an aquaponics system are covered in this manual.  It’s filled with relevant scientific…

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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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