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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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The 15 Biggest Lies About Sustainability

13/03/2013

Sustainable living is a subject of confusion for a lot of people. Part of the problem that leads to people misunderstand this concept are the lies that are propagated as the truth. In order to understand the true meaning of sustainability, the lies must be separated from the truth. We want to help you understand the concept of being self-sufficient. By showing the truth about having this lifestyle, we can help dispel the lies that you often hear about it. In order to change our lifestyle, we need…

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Pioneer Farm: Communigrow, UK

18/02/2013

Communigrow is a social enterprise working in Kent, to create a community growing project for the benefit of young people and families interested in growing their own produce affordably and sustainably. There is one line that sums up the idea, "We are never going to be able to afford local, organic, sustainably raised food without doing it for ourselves" Inspired by the ever increasing interest in good local food with a desire to exhibit best community engagement it is essential to promote…

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suSAINTability Valentine

14/02/2013

Yes, today is the day. Millions and billions of people suddenly remember it’s time to manifest their love. Like as if there is no such need (for themselves or their better halves) during the rest of the year. The rest here is the humble number 364. Oh, excuse me, at Christmas we also love each other and openly claim it. So, 363 days This practice we greatly disapprove of. But what we disapprove of even more is the fact that each year the world goes crazy on gifts. Gifts no one needs. Pretty much all…

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RESOLUTIONS FOR SOLUTIONS

13/02/2013

Happy Wednesday! It`s the middle of the working week, hard to believe, feels like it just started and now it`s half gone. When I think about time not flying, but literally sonic-ing, I usually get a little bit depressed. Realizing how many things you never did, is how to say, a bit repressing.  And since I most definitely do not feel like getting depressed today, only one solution comes to mind: don`t sit and think about what you can`t change, think about what you can. Which, logically, is the future,…

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25 Tips On Minimizing Food Waste

11/02/2013

Image credit: epSos.de It was Family Day yesterday. Meaning, dinner at mum`s. Meaning, stuffing. Don`t get me wrong. I love my mum. But there is no way I can accommodate all this quantity of food. Soup, bread, butter, salad, second salad, third salad, appetizers, main course, meat is compulsory, accompanied by potatoes or rice, whatever the hardest for digestion combination, dessert. No way. Same goes for my boyfriend. And my brother. And his wife. And their kid. And my sister and stepdad. I know the…

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A Farmhopper`s Story

06/02/2013

Image credit: shutterstock Guest blog post by Victor Me and my girlfriend sprang down the front steps of our co-op apartment building bound for the three-block jaunt to the local market.  It was the beginning of the week and, as always, we knew the market’s displays would be jam-packed with lots of fresh products and high-quality vegetables and fruits, including two of our weekly favorites – oranges and honey. We discovered the locally-owned market a few weeks after we moved into the city.…

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Infographic: Enterprise Sustainability Trends For 2013

18/01/2013

Infosys sustainability trend for 2013 infographic aims to highlight the key focus areas for enterprise sustainability which will help in corporate transformation. We, at farmhopping, hope for more business practices that promote a healthy environment, a green economy, and social equity. This will ensure a high quality life for current and future generations. Infographic source Infosys

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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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Anna Mullenneaux on farmhopping

04/01/2013

The following is a guest post by Anna Mullenneaux As a student of permaculture and a fan of food self sufficiency for individuals and communities I think that farmhopping is a brilliant solution to a complicated and important issue. Not only will it get more people involved in small, sustainable farms, it will educate them and spark many conversations which will branch out and bring more people into the debate over how to support and fund sustainable farming. I connected with Rossi Mitova in my…

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