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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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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THE FUTURE IS NOW

27/03/2013

Middle aged at best, but usually in his sixties, bearded, wearing old – not only in style but also in age – clothes, not that conversable, maybe even a bit grumpy… this is the image that comes to mind when you think of the typical farmer. Yes, yes, don`t deny it, it`s highly likely yourself is not that different from the majority in that case :) Image credits here Up until recently it was no wonder, though. Working the land, growing your own food and taking care of animals is tough work. And dirty.…

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Reconnect With Nature For The Sake Of Your Children

08/03/2013

Since the days of Henry Thoreau, we have always had a yearning to reconnect with nature. Unfortunately it is sometimes difficult because we mostly live in urban settings that are concrete jungles. Farm life is an opportunity for us to return to nature and introduce our children to the wonders of nature. Image credit here Returning to nature gives us the chance to embrace the benefits of nature that include peace of mind, inspiration, and an overall balance of life. Whether you create an urban garden or…

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Community Gardening: A Taste of the Farm Life to the City

06/03/2013

When a few friends and neighbors approached a local school about a temporary use for some vacant land, it benefited the entire community. That’s what happened in a Sacramento neighborhood and it brought a taste of the farm life to the city. On that land, they developed a community garden. There was not a lot of planning about what they were going to plant and where. They just did it. No chemicals were used to kill weeds or pests; the produce was raised organically, through good soil and water, and…

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Infographic: How Much Backyard Do You Need To Live Off The Land?

11/01/2013

The idea of becoming self-sufficient is really great, but exactly how much land would you need to be able to sustainably grow enough food for your family? More and more people are turning away from grocery stores in favor of their own back yard. Assuming a family of four, here are the land requirements to sustain yourself for one year.    

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