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Grow your own fruit, vegetables, grain and anything else you might like to have. Organic, of course.

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Community Supported Agriculture

Many farms offer produce subscriptions, where buyers receive a weekly or monthly basket of produce, flowers, fruits, eggs, milk, meats, or any sort of different farm products.

A CSA, (for Community Supported Agriculture) is a way for the food buying public to create a relationship with a farm and to receive a weekly basket of produce. By making a financial commitment to a farm, people become "members" (or "shareholders," or "subscribers") of the CSA. Most CSA farmers prefer that members pay for the season up-front, but some farmers will accept weekly or monthly payments. Some CSAs also require that members work a small number of hours on the farm during the growing season. A CSA season typically runs from late spring through early fall. The number of CSAs in the United States was estimated at 50 in 1990, and has since grown to over 2200.

Home Canning - reminds me of Grandma's place

Great Depression Cooking with Clara

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Comment by curt on March 7, 2009 at 10:47am
I kind of went overboard with the bread stuff on the main page. These sub-groups are much better suited for such lengthy stuff, so here's a group for gardening, growing organic foods, veggies, grains, hemp, shrooms, etc.

While out looking for good info, I came across the term "community supported agriculture (CSA)". Sounds like a good idea. I know the police state doesn't want to hve us doing this, but once they fall apart, we'll wish we had been trying to all along.

Just an idea: Meet Your Wheat, Podcast: 'Deconstructing Dinner' explores the local grain revolution with a ....
Comment by curt on March 7, 2009 at 10:56am
Intensive Gardening Methods ...a few tips for gardening, like raised beds, vertical growing and such. And here's an idea I picked up from another neato webpage ;

Comment by curt on March 7, 2009 at 10:58am
Okay, that video is crap. Forget it. Fuckin' urban crapola. I'm hungry. See ya later.
Comment by curt on March 7, 2009 at 10:58am
P.S. be careful, you can't edit entries made here. Dunno why, but that's the way it is. curt
Comment by Mouse on March 13, 2009 at 3:46am
Was propelled into wild gardening by cats. New cat next door was back last night. Knocks the small branches out of the way that I put there to foil him, and digs with gusto in my pots. It's enough to make you swear. I think chicken wire is the answer. Everything will have to be surrounded by chicken wire and topped with it. Otherwise this vandal will destroy everything.
Comment by Cal on March 13, 2009 at 10:39am
My evening snack today is home grown beans. I planted some out in the garden in one of the flower beds but they all got razed to the ground - probably by snails. The ones I planted in compost in pots 6 weeks ago are bearing heavily and deliciously. Yummy & I'm so proud! Too bad we're going into winter now so it's a bit late to get another crop in. My mom swears by growing her 'edibles' in pots - she has 5 large plastic laundry tubs which she drilled holes in the bottom of & gets all her lettuce, spinach, parsley, beans, tomatoes and other herbs out of them. She lets the rest of the garden run wild.
Comment by Cal on March 13, 2009 at 10:44am

Here is the start of the crop I'm eating this evening. Mouse - the plastic 'fencing' you can see at the back of the picture kept my dogs from digging up the seedlings ... might work for your rogue neighbourhood cat? The beans are called 'bush beans' - they don't need sticks to climb up - they form little bushes not much taller than the beans they produce ... about 20-30 cm high.
Comment by Cal on March 14, 2009 at 2:03am
Some interesting books available here for download at the Soil & Health library started by Steve Solomon. Membership is voluntary at 10 Euros but if you want freebies they will still accomodate you. Interesting collection of books in pdf format. I'm busy reading one of Steve's books called "Gardening when it counts". I am busy trying to work out how much 10 Euros is in ZA Rands as I think the collection is worth supporting. Some fascinating titles not all to do with gardening ... I'm busy browsing one called "The Mask of Sanity - an attempt to reinterpret the so-called psychopathic personality" by Harvey Cleckley, 1941.
Comment by curt on March 16, 2009 at 4:39am
If all goes to hell, you can just lock the gate and stay at home.

Victory garden, ring a bell ? How about "The Incredible, Edible Front Lawn" ?
Comment by curt on March 16, 2009 at 5:26am
note for self; food miles


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