Food forest: Is this the way food should be grown?

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Entirely natural systems will work without any interventions. My garden has never seen a herbicide, pesticide, or fungicide. It produces abundantly. We need to develop complex synergies of food producing plants that need no inputs. That’s entirely possible.

For example, I read about a nitrogen crisis and yet many trees, climbers and ground cover plants like clover fix nitrogen. Also, natural animal urine is high in nitrogen. Nature has every answer. Continue reading

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The hidden cost of cheap food and how to “Be the change”

by Hala Flores

I used to be on the dark side; shopping for the cheapest groceries without any consideration for quality, source of food, etc…UNTIL…

I realized that cheap low quality Frankenstein poison sprayed food had a huge hidden cost on all levels that I was also paying for… paying for it with my health and the health of my children. Our health was terrible… we got sick very frequently, we had all types of allergies. What depressed me the most was the contradictions and hypocrisy I was living in… educated and a professional in environmental engineering, but unfortunately quickly realizing that my college education failed to show me how to protect my environment. Continue reading