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3/20/2014
Interest in breeding a perennial version of wheat is once again on the rise. That would help reduce soil erosion, maintain soil cover, and cut back on fossil-fuel and chemical inputs.
3/30/2011
Bring some spring into your life. Sprinkle some wheat grass seeds in an old apothecary jar and watch them grow.
4/25/2011
A recent study of the University of Texas at Austin found that mixed native turf lawns require less maintenance, grow better and provide more weed resistance than a traditional, single-species lawn.
3/29/2012
Attend this year's grassfed seminar to learn how to maximize your natural resources while unleashing your marketing genius.
6/14/2010
This year’s Buckminster Fuller Challenge winner is revegetating African grasslands through holistic land management.
4/15/2014
Reader Jenna Winkeller of Gilbert, Ariz., wrote to us about a homemade device that can make small-scale wheat cultivation far more efficient: a DIY wheat thresher crafted from just a bucket, drill and chain. Check out a video of it in action, and get instructions for assembling your own version of this wallet-friendly, timesaving tool.
8/8/2011
Are the grasshoppers devouring the garden that you are working so hard to keep alive? I say fight fire with fire!
8/12/2011
These large, beautiful, long legged creatures of late summer thrill and amaze.
6/3/2013
Focus on Food records an episode from Chaffin Orchards and discusses sustainable farming and the ethics of eating meat.
8/24/2012
Investments in lawnmower fabrication processes save more than 310 tons of steel annually.
4/12/2011
The Goldman Environmental Prize is the world’s largest and most prestigious award for grassroots environmentalists. This year’s six inspiring prize winners (one from each of the six inhabited continental regions of the world) are...
4/20/2012
The Goldman Environmental Prize is the world’s largest and most prestigious award for grassroots activists. This year’s six inspiring and courageous prize winners (one from each of the six inhabited continental regions of the world) are...
1/9/2014
Cowpies are a valuable source of clues about your herd's health and productivity. A quick look at manure consistency in the pasture can help you manage for peak profit.
3/14/2014
Do natural genes that defend wheat against diseases also hurt its productivity and food quality? Sometimes yes, sometimes no - and when diseases hit, resistance genes protect yield and quality.
8/16/2010
Cam grows a patch of wheat to see how much work is involved. He will never take a loaf of bread for granted again!
6/4/2012
Steve explains how he and his 11 year old son grew a crop of wheat entirely by hand, and why this is something you should try, too.
11/7/2011
One of our family treasures is an old iron mill. We had an opportunity to get the old mill out this fall and grind some beautiful wheat that we had been gifted with.
5/9/2012
Grasshopper announces a new online tool designed to calculate fuel costs and impacts of commercial mowing equipment.
11/13/2008
As more people decide to pay a little extra for locally grown pastured turkey, demand may not meet supply. Make sure your bird is secure by buying farm-direct or shopping early.
5/9/2012
Tender slices of grass-fed flank steak have an out-of-this-world flavor, which is perfectly complimented by this flank steak marinade featuring mirin and maple syrup.
8/18/2010
The second post (of three) describing an organic gardener's attempt to grow his own wheat.
8/23/2010
Cam shares the results of his experiment growing wheat in his vegetable garden.
9/27/2010
Recap of 2010 growing season in Northwest Pennsylvania
1/30/2014
Does wheat wreck your health?
2/6/2014
Sowing confusion about wheat.
6/21/2012
The accumulation and storage of hay is an essential summer task.
9/26/2010
GRIT Assistant Editor Caleb Regan catches up with Jeremy McMasters of Indiana, Penn., who has come to the 2010 MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR to learn more about grass-fed beef among many other things.
3/5/2009
Discover the difference between the labels "free range" and "pastured" when it comes to eggs and chicken meat.
6/3/2010
Keep your garden safe by testing your organic materials for herbicide residue. A few simple tests can help you avoid harming your plants.
9/7/2007
It's easy to overlook how useful grass clippings can be, but early fall is a great time to collect this valuable 'yard waste' to use in your garden as mulch.
5/5/2011
So maybe you can't afford the pricey furniture and decor on display at the design shows in Milan and Vegas. Just take a look at these ideas and start riffing.
11/5/2008
Easy to make and addictively wonderful, whole wheat English muffins are cooked on the griddle before they are baked in the oven.
5/11/2011
The development of gluten intolerance persuaded me to investigate the possibility of an heirloom wheat flour that might not cause the gluten reaction of wheat-based products.
3/5/2014
This post informs readers on the advantages of using whey in baking. It includes a recipe for whole wheat sandwich bread.
3/9/2014
Learn about the benefits of baking with this ancient grain.
1/6/2012
Compassionate people without a county animal shelter organize a non-profit group to help low-income families keep their pets during hard times and to support Good Samaritans who take in abandoned pets
7/13/2011
The new FSA 65 and FSA 85 grass trimmers, the latest products available for the 36-volt STIHL Lithium-Ion battery technology system, deliver fuel savings, time savings and environmental benefits for gasoline-free trimming applications.
7/29/2013
Ever wondered about the real meaning behind terms like cage free, free range, and pasture raised?
8/18/2010
Repair, restore, rejoin is the call to heed if we are to save this planet.
12/15/2010
Made from bamboo, wood and grass seed, this tiny house could be our future.
2/25/2013
In this excerpt from Fair presenters Hank and Karen Will’s new book, Plowing With Pigs and Other Creative, Low-budget Homesteading Solutions, they’ll show you how to add small grains to your plot.
3/25/2014
Bleached, colored, preserved and flavored, white bread is practically devoid of nutrition.
11/9/2009
Geoff Taylor remembers a quality discussion with his cat, in which the amazing benefits of owning free-range chickens are the primary topic.
2/10/2012
This fall, while the chickens were still living with the goats, we had decided to fence off the leg and seed it with pasture seed. I wasn't sure if we should seed it for the chickens or for the goats. After doing some research we ended up going with
4/3/2012
I don't get grossed out very easy - but this special cut of beef made me cringe!
2/11/2013
Goats are terrific weed eaters, and do a great job clearing land for you, why not utilize them for clearing your pastures!
11/21/2008
This Thanksgiving consider opting for a pastured turkey instead of a commercially raised bird, and think about buying local Thanksgiving foods, too.
12/12/2012
Throughout the West, drought has led to a massive increase in wildfires, threatening the grass-fed beef industry in the U.S.
10/9/2008
Organic Valley's new Pasture Butter is a standout among cultured butters and organic food products. This is one of the few products available today that respects Mother Nature by paying attention to the seasons, not to mention the needs of our food-producing animal friends.
12/23/2013
Grass fed beef benefits for health are remarkable indeed; but are they fabulous enough to justify the extra cost? And how do you know you are buying the real thing?
12/12/2010
Building housing projects in developing regions is extremely rewarding, but also quite challenging. It’s prudent to draw ideas from as many resources as possible to improve the process. The following guidelines have proven effective.
4/24/2013
A few months back I heard a comment on an NPR radio program that really caught my attention. The program was about the local food movement and at one point the guest on the show said, “Now remember - just because it’s local doesn’t necessarily mean it has a smaller carbon footprint. That Argentinian apple that was shipped on a barge with thousands of tons of other apples may actually have required less fuel per apple than the apple than came from a few hundred miles away in the back on a farmer’s pickup.”
2/18/2011
Once our bodies and our imaginations are engaged, the incremental change begins. Then it gets easier and easier to envision humanity occupying this planet–this beautiful, abundant planet–far into the future.
9/6/2010
Simran Sethi learns how to compost the right way and explores her composting options.
7/8/2012
Take a tour of the mills and mountains of the Ozarks of Missouri and Arkansas, home to some of the finest remaining historic gristmills that still exist in the U.S.A. Based on the popular Historic Ozarks Mills book created by award-winning photographer Mike McArthy. Hydropower's energy-producing capacity is getting well-deserved attention these days, and these old mills provide inspiration.


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