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The Benefits of Diatomaceous Earth

The Benefits of Diatomaceous Earth

What, you ask, is diatomaceous earth? Isn’t all earth… well, earth? Of course, but diatomaceous earth is a particular type of earth. Okay, it’s basically dirt, but it has many benefits, both dietary, medicinally and as a garden resource. For ...

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Why Garden Organically?

Why Garden Organically?

Hi All!  I am an organic gardener.  And I think it’s probably safe to assume that everyone else reading this is also an organic gardener.  But do you ever really stop to ask yourself why?  We all know it’s better ...

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Starting a Community Garden

Starting a Community Garden

Let’s face it, even though we do not advertise our supplies, anyone who has been over to our house probably knows we have a full pantry, and all our neighbors can see our garden. This is particularly true for those ...

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Our Stewardship to our Planet

Our Stewardship to our Planet

Hey All!  Hope everyone is doing well!  In this article, I’d like to talk a bit about stewardship and how each and every one of us needs to have a sense of stewardship when it comes to our planet.  Merriam-Webster ...

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Jerry’s Debut!

Jerry’s Debut!

Well, hello everybody!  My name is Jerry Greenfield and I am the new guest writer for Off the Grid News!  I guess I should start by telling you a little bit about myself.  My number one focus in life is ...

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Sprouts: A Genuine Super Food

Sprouts: A Genuine Super Food

Sprouts are tasty, nutritious, and versatile, from their familiar use in salads to baking sprouted-grain breads to making excellent quick snacks by the handful. Their virtues were discovered by the Chinese millennia ago and modern research continues to uncover their ...

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Sprouts: The Ultimate Kitchen Garden

Sprouts: The Ultimate Kitchen Garden

There’s a wealth of plants that can be usefully sprouted besides the usual suspects of alfalfa and mung beans. Among others, you can sprout almond, buckwheat, cabbage, chickpeas, clover, fenugreek, flax, millet, oat groats, quinoa, radish, sesame, sunflower, wheat and ...

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Soil Fixes

Soil Fixes

Once you know basic soil types and characteristics, as we’ve outlined in another article, you have several response strategies, and will probably end up using more than one: Harvest what already grows, and expand or reduce its extent as appropriate. ...

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The Low Down on Dirt

The Low Down on Dirt

Volumes have been written about soil classification and competing systems have been devised for different purposes. The prevailing system in the U.S. includes some 13,000 “series”—roughly comparable to species in biology—grouped into 11 soil orders. You may not need to ...

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