Tips for Effective and Natural Weed Control

Tips for Effective and Natural Weed Control | One of the many challenges of growing and maintaining a summer garden is weed control. If you are committed to natural and organic growing practices, the challenge is even greater. As a gardener who lives in a hot climate prone to many invasive weeds, here are a few things I’ve learned along the way to keep those weeds under control. | GNOWFGLINS.com

One of the many challenges of growing and maintaining a summer garden is weed control. If you are committed to natural and organic growing practices, the challenge is even greater. As a gardener who lives in a hot climate prone to many invasive weeds, here are a few things I’ve learned along the way to keep those weeds under control. [by Jenny Cazzola]

KYF #077: Joel Salatin and Polyface Farms, Part 1

KYF #078: Joel Salatin and Polyface Farms, Part 2 | What should we be doing in our backyards? How does one cultivate "out-of-the-box" thinking? I'm thrilled to share this conversation about food, farming, and getting back in the kitchen -- with Joel Salatin, self-proclaimed "Christian, libertarian, environmentalist, capitalist, lunatic Farmer". Plus... the tip of the week! This is part 2 of 2. | KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/78

Do we play the victim card or take responsibility for our choices? It’s one or the other. I’m thrilled to share this conversation about food, farming, and getting back in the kitchen — with Joel Salatin, self-proclaimed “Christian, libertarian, environmentalist, capitalist, lunatic Farmer”. Plus… the tip of the week! This is part 1 of 2. [by Wardee Harmon]

Food Fight Against Cancer

Food Fight Against Cancer | Cancer. It used to be a scary, foreign, medical word. Now it's a scary, common word that people assume they will have one day. According to The World Cancer Report, reported cancer cases hit an estimated 14 million in 2012. In the next twenty years, new cancer cases are predicted to rise by 57% and reach an astounding 22 million. It's a scary thought, and one that encourages us to rediscover foods that help fight cancer. | GNOWFGLINS.com

Cancer. It used to be a scary, foreign, medical word. Now it’s a scary, common word that people assume they will have one day. According to The World Cancer Report, reported cancer cases hit an estimated 14 million in 2012. In the next twenty years, new cancer cases are predicted to rise by 57% and reach an astounding 22 million. It’s a scary thought, and one that encourages us to rediscover foods that help fight cancer. [by Paula Miller]

Pickled Radish Pods

Pickled Radish Pods | Radishes are a favorite crop in our homestead garden. They are easy to grow and we enjoy the many heirloom varieties available. Occasionally I plant more than we can eat or harvest to preserve for later, so I allow them to go to seed. The radishes produce beautiful little flowers and seed pods perfect for a garden snack! | GNOWFGLINS.com

Radishes are a favorite crop in our homestead garden. They are easy to grow and we enjoy the many heirloom varieties available. Occasionally I plant more than we can eat or harvest to preserve for later, so I allow them to go to seed. The radishes produce beautiful little flowers and seed pods perfect for a garden snack! [by Jenny Cazzola]

Homemade Essential Oil Bug Repellent

Homemade Essential Oil Bug Repellent | Summer is in full swing! The extra hours of sunlight make social gatherings that much more fun, but unfortunately some uninvited guests like to join the party, too: those pesky bugs. Most commercial bug repellents contain DEET, and it's best to avoid that. What can you do instead? Make your own bug repellent using essential oils! | GNOWFGLINS.com

Summer is in full swing! The extra hours of sunlight make social gatherings that much more fun, but unfortunately some uninvited guests like to join the party, too: those pesky bugs. Most commercial bug repellents contain DEET, and it’s best to avoid that. What can you do instead? Make your own bug repellent using essential oils! [by Katie Mae Stanley]

KYF #076: Urban Farming with Kids

KYF #076: Urban Farming with Kids |A homestead in the city where kids (both kinds) are the star of the show? You bet! DaNelle Wolford, her husband, and children do exactly that. On 1 acre in Arizona, they raise goats, sheep, chickens, and a garden, too, producing much of their own food. It's a family affair! Plus... the tip of the week! | KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/76

A homestead in the city where kids (both kinds) are the star of the show? You bet! DaNelle Wolford, her husband, and children do exactly that. On 1 acre in Arizona, they raise goats, sheep, chickens, and a garden, too, producing much of their own food. It’s a family affair! Plus… the tip of the week! [by Wardee Harmon]

Dehydrate Your Way to Green Powder

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Sometimes, the growing mound of greens going unused in the crisper drawer of my fridge can get overwhelming. I know I can freeze them for smoothies down the road, but I have an even better way of preserving the them — I turn them into nutritious green powder which I can then add to countless dishes (even on the sly). [by Jane Baldwin]

The Big Flat Reuben: A Real Food Big Flat Sandwich

The Big Flat Real Food Reuben Sandwich | Who knew that making a big honkin' loaf-sized sandwich and flattening it under cement blocks, rocks, or gym weights could be so fun (or so delicious)? I'd seen other Big Flat Sandwiches around the internet, but when Wardee first presented the idea of making a real food Big Flat Sandwich, I immediately knew I needed to try my all-time favorite sandwich -- the Reuben. | GNOWFGLINS.com

Who knew that making a big honkin’ loaf-sized sandwich and flattening it under cement blocks, rocks, or gym weights could be so fun (or so delicious)? I’d seen other Big Flat Sandwiches around the internet, but when Wardee first presented the idea of making a real food Big Flat Sandwich, I immediately knew I needed to try my all-time favorite sandwich — the Reuben. [by Kresha Faber]

Natural Remedies for Burns, Bites, and Stings

Natural Remedies for Burns, Bites, and Stings | Summer goes hand in hand with outdoor adventures. With the sun shining and the lure of swimming, kids out of school are free to spend their days playing outside. But burns, bites, and stings can stop that summer fun dead in its tracks. Thankfully, several natural remedies will have you back to enjoying summer activities in no time! | GNOWFGLINS.com

Summer goes hand in hand with outdoor adventures. With the sun shining and the lure of swimming, kids out of school are free to spend their days playing outside. But burns, bites, and stings can stop that summer fun dead in its tracks. Thankfully, several natural remedies will have you back to enjoying summer activities in no time! [by Andrea Sabean]