5 Ideas For a Special Easter

02/04/2015

So the holidays are almost here, huh? What we usually do when we have many days-off lined one after the other is to succumb to our escalating levels of laziness and spent all of our free time eating and…

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Traditions on St. George day

22/04/2014

St. George day – one of the brightest holidays in the Christian world. Not only because many of you are named George or Gergana. Like most of the holidays, this one is full with traditions and customs, which people carefully keep, so that the crops are fruitful and everyone at home are healthy and wealthy. source: bg-mama.com On this day for the first time in the year is prepared fresh cheese, without adding salt, so that the sheep’s milk doesn’t get dry. It is…

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Organic farm "The Island" - a cup of health

01/04/2014

When was the last time you had a nice cup of natural tea? and I don’t mean the one from the supermarket, where you don’t know what is it there in the tea bag, but a Real one - from the field or the mountain? This kind of herbal elixir that combines taste, healthy and energizing effect  is really hard to find. Fortunately we found it for you - meet our new farm “The Island”. What they produce is herbs and tea, under the “Tronka” trade mark. The farm is situated…

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How much pesticides cost us

20/09/2013

Hello again! As promised, here we go further exploring the harmful effects pesticides have on our health and environment. Currently, there are more than 1,055 active ingredients registered as pesticides, which are put together to produce over 20,000 pesticide products that are being marketed in the United States. However, pesticide resistance is increasing. In the 1940s, U.S. farmers lost only 7% of their crops to pests. Since the 1980s, loss has increased to 13%, even though more pesticides are being…

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INNER BEAUTY

10/05/2013

Howdy :) On Tuesday it was about the best fruits of nature we can eat in the spring when it comes to vegetables :) ; on Thursday I told you funny, but oh how nutritious veggies. So we`ve clarified the basics, one might say. So today, on Friday – congrats, another working week down – it only seems logical to take it up a notch and finalize veggie blog week with an article on organic and conventional. Not just about veggies, though, it`s time to include the fruit population as well. To be…

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VEGGIES FOR EGGIES

09/05/2013

5 funny vegetables you haven`t heard about Or maybe you have. Heard about them. Being the pretty awesome, educated and open-minded person you must be to follow farmhopping here, no doubt you do know more about the world than the average person. But seeing is believing, you know what they say. In this case, hearing about them is not enough, tasting them is what it`s all about. And that you haven`t done, have you :) So after telling you about what is in the veggies we all know, I thought to myself:…

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WHO celebrates World Health Day?

05/04/2013

Yeah, really, who does? Leave aside the fact that WHO is the abbreviation of World Health Organization, more important question is who amongst us celebrates this day. The calendar is full of days we name in a certain way and therefore everyone is expected to honor the respective aspect. In that precise day. Here we go, just a few examples, off the top of my head: St. Valentine`s: show your love Christmas: remember you have family and they like spending time with you Easter: celebrate Christ`s…

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Pioneer Farm: Eco Hostel Hawaii

11/03/2013

Our farm is located on the big island of Hawaii. We are a permaculture minded organization that is actively engaged in at least 6 methods of compost production. We are in the process of constructing a 3000 square foot green house. We are 100% solar powered, producing over 20 kw/hr of electricity each day. Currently, we are completing our initial infrastructure projects which include a 10,000 gallon water catchment and filtration system, composting toilets, flush toilets, eco shower, 21 kw/hrs…

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BABA MARTA: HOLIDAY SPECIAL

28/02/2013

Hello there! Excited about the 1st of March? Well, we definitely are. Baba Marta is a holiday we are so much looking forward to! For all the reasons previously explained :) but also for this special promise of a spring in the air… soon, so soon it will be warm outside, trees will be in leaf, finally, the new life will begin. This is also the moment our dear Bulgarian partners, the sustainable farmers, are awaiting with great impatience. After the long and hard winter most of them are exhausted, the…

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THE STORY OF BABA MARTA: An ancient Bulgarian tradition for health and luck

26/02/2013

When I was little I couldn`t wait for February to be over (no St. Valentine celebrations for me back then :) and “martenitsa” day to arrive.  Because on that day the world around me become so much more colorful and bright. Instead of with predominantly black and grey – this is what they wear here in the winter – the streets were full of people decorated with red and white. My mum used to dress me up with white leggings and a red tunic. God, it was sooo long ago! But even now I remember it vividly, the…

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