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Month: September 2016

Farmer’s Markets

Farmer’s Markets

Some Resources For Eating Healthier The season is drawing to a close but it there is still time to eat healthy and nutritious local food.  Here are three resources to help you find good, locally grown food. Two sites are targeted to Oregonians but at the USDA site you can locate lists of markets and farms in your area wherever you might be in the U.S. Know your source At the farmer’s markets in your area you get to meet…

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Superfoods. Are They Really?

Superfoods. Are They Really?

Superfoods; boon or boondoggle I began this blog as an extension of my search to find better health through a nutritious diet and to share some of the information that I uncover.  Today I want to discuss “superfoods.” I am an avid and lifelong gardener and the marriage of nutrition and gardening seems such a compatible and healthy match that I settled on the combination as a way to promote a healthy lifestyle. The term “superfood” crops up repeatedly as…

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Compost Tea Time

Compost Tea Time

Compost tea; The “Green Tea” of the plant World. Compost tea is the liquid extract of finished compost.  When processed properly it contains small amounts of the nutrients found in the compost. More importantly are the compounds essential to growth and microorganisms that convert the nutrients in the soil into the fuel that plants need for optimum growth and propagation. Large-scale horticulture, agriculture corporations and nurseries as well as commercial and residential landscapers now produce and/or use compost tea. Compost…

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Composting

Composting

Composting.  The single best thing that you can do for your garden. There is a process that can improve the yield and quality of your garden, save money, provide a way to deal with food scraps and yard trimmings, and protect your environment.This process is called composting. Composting converts food scraps and yard trimmings from just another burden on our overflowing landfills into a boon for your vegetables, herbs, shrubs, and flowers. An added bonus is that you are also…

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