Category Archives: Living Off The Land

Let the land nurture you.

Packaging Your Honey

Large beekeepers can not turn a profit if they limit their market to their local community. Beekeepers who have several colonies must be able to sell their product at larger grocery stores and supermarkets if they want to remain financially solvent. (more…)...
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Farming Program Helps Neighbors in Rural America Fight Hunger

Breaking barriers to win the war against hunger in rural America

Although the United States produces much of the world’s food, 48 million people in the country are food insecure, lacking access to enough food to sustain a healthy, active lifestyle. What's even more surprising is that many of the counties with the highest rates of...
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Yum! Tasty Edible Flowers You Can Grow Yourself

Add a beautiful, aesthetic touch to your next dinner with tasty flowers that you can grow yourself. Many upscale restaurants have adopted the practice of garnishing salads and certain dishes with flowers. Flowers provide a touch of color, fragrance, texture and taste to an ordinary meal. You too can create a beautiful dish by growing...
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Traditional Soft Drinks Recipes

As ingrained and famous that it might be that the beverage of choice to the British is a nice cup of tea, there have been many other traditional soft drinks in British history that quenched our thirst. Traditional drinks range from Ginger Beer, Dandelion and Burdock to the refreshing elderflower cordial made from the flowers...
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10 Most Profitable Specialty Crops To Grow

Growing specialty crops is the perfect way to turn your gardening skills and knowledge into extra income. Unlike commonly grown crops like grain and vegetables, specialty crops are not widely grown and bring higher prices for growers. It's not unusual to find growers earning as much as $60,000 per acre with these unique cash crops....
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Three More Weeds That Are Good to Eat

"What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson I love using that which others throw away. I am not sure if it is the frugal in me, or just the desire to help the planet survive mankind. Either way, it is fun learning about all of the food sources...
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