What do you plant in February?

What do you plant in February?

What do you plant in February? For all the pain, grief, and economic hardship, the 2020 coronavirus pandemic has sown, a handful of green shoots seem to have taken root in its blighted soil. Happy last week of February! Despite this typically being one of our coldest...

Nasturtium Pesto

Nasturtium Pesto

Nasturtium Pesto Nasturtium pesto is one type of pesto that can be made easily. Pesto is derived from the Italian word pestare, meaning to pound, and it refers to the traditional method of preparation with a marble mortar and a wooden pestle. When we think of pesto,...

You Must Grow!

You Must Grow!

You Must Grow! Current battles against the coronavirus rage and images of wartimes plague my thoughts, followed by memories shared with me of the famous “war gardens” of World War I and II. During both wars, over 20 million victory gardens, large and small, were...

Additional Causes for Obesity

Additional Causes for Obesity

Additional Causes for Obesity 10 Additional Causes of the Obesity Epidemic, as you may know, obesity is generally caused by eating too much and moving too little. If you consume high amounts of energy, particularly fat and sugars, but do not burn off the energy...

10 Small Steps To Improve Your Health

10 Small Steps To Improve Your Health

10 Small Steps To Improve Your Health Many of us make health-related resolutions, such as to lose weight, stop smoking eat more vegetables or join the neighborhood health club. While it is common to set high goals, experts say that setting smaller goals could do more...

Microgreens understanding the science

Microgreens understanding the science

Microgreens understanding the science We got the pleasure of speaking with Gina Misra research scientist and science communicator at the non-profit Blue Marble Space. She is also a part-time microgreen grower, and she also did her thesis and dissertation on micros. I...

A word for 2021

A word for 2021

A word for 2021 Why would you want to start the year with a resolution you don’t even believe yourself that you’ll be success with it. This year, don’t join a gym. Don’t decide to cut down on your expenses. Don’t declare that you are going to eat your vegetables(ummm...

Conserve more and wasteless

Conserve more and wasteless

As farmers how are we going to conserve more and wasteless, the true magnitude of that idea is significant? According to Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), around 10 million tonnes of food went uneaten between 2013 and 2016 — 60% of which could have been avoided. This not only has a negative effect on the environment but if you’re the farmer growing this food, then the product that goes to waste before it even reaches the market is bad for your bottom line as well. In the current economy, reducing your levels of food waste and getting more of your product to market is one of the best ways to improve your profit margins. If you’re a farmer, it’s therefore crucial that you reduce the amount of surplus food on your farm to the absolute minimum. For farmers, food loss falls into two main categories: food that is grown and never harvested, and food that is lost between harvest and sale. To get your levels of food waste to an absolute minimum, you should tackle both of these common sources of food waste simultaneously.

Types of dehydrators for microgreens

Types of dehydrators for microgreens

Types of food dehydrating There are a few ways to dehydrate your food, but there are some types of dehydrators for microgreens some methods are more successful than others. Advances in technology have helped to improve the rate of dehydration, reducing the chance your...

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