We saved a large amount of garlic this year in its hanging state. If you are looking to preserve and use garlic into the spring, this is the way to do it: hang it in a cool dark place. While supplies last, $5.50/lb certified organic.
We also have about 60 bales of rye straw with heads intact. If you have chickens, they will love scratching and pecking for the rye if you use it in their bedding. So it’s not only bedding, but a fair amount of certified organic rye feed too! While supplies last, $6.50/bale.
It’s not too early to prepare for next year’s garden. Again, we note that we have teamed up with www.veggiebeds.com to have available pre-fabricated vegetable beds. You can come in with a pickup, get a cubic yard of our Deluxe Garden Blend, throw a prefabricated vegetable bed on top, pickup some seeds and/or starts, and you are gardening in one morning or afternoon. Prices range depending on size and options. Basic beds with start at $86.45 and range up to $186.20. You can add options like hinged hoop tops to allow you to grow all winter.
Check out their website.
New this fall and written by two local residents, I Cherish Planet Earth is about appreciating and preserving nature and our planet. It is a celebration of Earth’s life and beauty. It is an inspiration to learn about and care for all life, from the tiniest flower to the greatest forest. It is a natural addition to any go-green program, at home, neighborhood, school, or other community.
It’s a game . . . a book . . . and more! The perfect gift for the whole family, ages 4 and up. Includes meaningful affirmations about how to care for the planet. We have it here! $16.95.
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Also created locally, this new website focuses on our body’s most important and complex organ – the brain. The website offers brain training and neuroscience news.
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Excerpts from their press release:
In October, 2008 Sabine Palinckx and Sandra Betel launched The Brain Wizard, a website containing comprehensive information about the brain and training exercises to increase mental capacity. The two Dutch women have developed a program that develops the brain on multiple levels, combining the latest news from the world of neuroscience with games designed to enhance specific aspects of the brain, like memory, focused attention, processing speed and math skills.
“It has become evident that the brain is a highly adjustable and changeable organ,” says Palinckx. At the same time, a commonly cited statistic suggests that most of us use only ten percent of what’s available to us. The purpose of the site is to facilitate people in using their brains to their greatest potential. “We wanted to make knowledge available to empower people,” says Betel.
The Brain Wizard is unique in its approach to both information and training. Unlike related sites that are either aimed at children or written in scientific jargon, the language is clear and easy to understand. “We wanted to create an environment that is accessible for everyone,” says Betel.
Palinckx sees many potential applications of the site, for everyone from elementary school children to the elderly. “Elderly people might be helped a lot by training their brain and making sure they don’t keep doing the same thing over and over again but actually have a diversity of things to do,” she says. “The fact that they’re using it means they’re not losing it.”
Palinckx says the potential audience for this site is “anyone who is interested in keeping their brain healthy and young and is interested in increasing its power and capacity.”
If you want a quick yet comprehensive explanation of the economy as well as how it is linked to environment and energy, take Chris Mathenson’s Crash Course. He debunks many commonly held concepts about each of these areas and replaces them with more accurate concepts based on facts and figures and plain good old reasoning.
The Crash Course is a condensed online version of Chris Martenson's "End of Money" seminar. View it here.
I do not think I can recommend you view this presentation enough!!
From the ZetaTalk news website:
“We have mentioned repeatedly over the years that the stores put aside to cover shortages were being consumed - that the national cupboard was bare. Such government stocks such as grain, block cheese and powered milk are virtually gone. The old rule that these items should be in sufficient supply to feed every citizen for 6 weeks was cast aside in order to continue to assure the public that such a thing as a food shortage did not exist. England this past year started encouraging their public to eat less and to avoid wasting any food - clean plates, etc. The only shortage that hit the press was the rice shortage, which primarily hit underdeveloped countries where rice is used as a staple. The situation within the US, within the continental N American countries, is dire. This year a bumper crop did not result, due primarily to flooding. The attendees of the NASDA meeting were discussing matters such as price freezes, rationing, and pushing the public into alternative types of foods such as more vegetarian eating and less grain fed cattle.”
From BioOrganics Newsletter:
“Many years ago I used to set up a
booth at farm and vineyard trade shows, sort of a missionary for bio-methods,
where I would answer questions about mycorrhizae and have discussions with all
different kinds of growers. While I doubt that those long days ever paid
off with enough orders to cover the costs, it did provide an education and some
I recall one tomato grower, from somewhere near Sacramento, who told me that he had converted one of his many fields to organic a few years back. As he put it, "I got curious, and it looked like organic was starting to become a big deal for some grocery buyers. The first two seasons the yields in that field were a lot lower, but in the third year I started to see a real difference in the soil and the plants really took off. That was a bad year for disease, but there wasn't a hint of disease in the organic field and it had the best production. You could stand on the road between the fields and see how much healthier the organic plants looked."
I asked, "What made you keep the field organic after two years of losing profits on it?"
He said, "Well, to begin with I'm kind of stubborn. And the more I learned about organic growing and soil improvement, the more sense it made. I'm going to convert the rest of my acreage to organic now, one field at a time. But it's really not about money - I guess I started thinking that it's just the right thing to do, even though it's more work."
That last phrase has always stuck with me. I think it's wonderful that there are still some people who will make decisions because, "It's just the right thing to do."
Under what is called "conventional agriculture" farm fields are viewed as areas of inert dirt, to be tilled and reused year after year with nothing much added beyond major-element NPK fertilizers ("complete" fertilizers to the industry's marketing people). That is certainly the most profitable short-term approach - but such soils can gradually lose their essential living organisms and/or humic elements, leading to compaction and increased disease-insect problems. I believe this is the most important argument for using organic, sustainable, growing methods - to keep farm soils healthy and productive for generations to come.
Organic growing might not pencil out right away, and not many old-school farm advisors will be helpful, but the information is out there for growers who want to get off of all-chemical routines. Your local ag university's extension service might be a good starting point - but realize that some agents are a lot more progressive than others.
First, of course, you need to feel that it's the right thing to do.”
Note that according to the “How to Save The World” DVD about bio-organics, approximately 150,000 farmers in India have committed suicide in the last several years because their farms no longer perform or lack economic viability. In the 1990s, India adopted “The Green Revolution” which was conventional US methods of farming provided by Monsanto and other US companies. This included NPK fertilizers, Roundup ready seeds, pesticides, GMO seeds, herbicides, etc.
Now their soils do not perform without increasing use (costs) of these chemicals, seeds do not germinate as well, and they have to buy new seeds every year because seeds from their crop are not viable.
Many took their lives by simply ingesting the pesticides they were using on their fields.
Given all of the information in the previous newsletters and this one on toxins in our environment and bodies and their devastating effects on human health, we continue to stock Waiora’s Natural Cellular Defence Liquid Zeolite and Karen Yule’s products to rid yourself of them.
Dr. Gabriel Cousens, M.D. calls NCD "an alchemical gift from God." He says, "Natural Cellular Defense is different from supplements that generally add to your well-being, but are not necessary. Natural Cellular Defense is simple, elegant, extraordinary, and necessary for maintaining healthy living in today's modern toxic world." He also says it's the best product he's used in 35 years as a holistic doctor. The liquid zeolite product is safe, non-toxic, and easy to use.
Waiora’s Natural Cellular Defence Liquid Zeolite 15ml bottle can be purchased online here or here for $49.95 plus shipping, handling and tax, or we are carrying it at the farm for $45.- One bottle lasts one month at a 3 drop 3 times a day maintenance level. At the recommended 10 drop 3 times a day detox level, it lasts about 1/3 of a month.
The most complete website about Natural Cellular Defense (Liquid Zeolite) is: http://www.liquidzeolite.org
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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