A new USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

The USDA recently released a new zone map and it seems that zones are moving upward.  They have even added two new zones to this map.  This seems suggestive of global warming however the USDA is not claiming that.  What ever the case, you might look at planting earlier in the coming years and also planting varieties […]

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Watch FRESH online for free, Jan 26-Feb 1!

Watch FRESH online for free, Jan 26-Feb 1!.

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Originally posted on the irresistible fleet of bicycles:
RSVP to attend A Citizen’s Assembly of Support for Family Farmers vs. Monsanto – January 31, 2012  On January 31, family farmers will take part in the first phase of a court case filed to protect farmers from genetic trespass by Monsanto’s GMO seed, which can contaminate…

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Southern SAWG – 2012 Conference Program

I just got back from the Southern SAWG – 2012 Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas.  It was an amazing conference!  There were many amazing speakers that were able to share about the multiple projects that are being done around the nation. Here are just a few of the things that people are doing and were able to […]

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FDA allows the use of antibiotics in food animals

Here is the break down.  The FDA released a Withdrawl of Notices of Opportunity for Hearing (NOOH) on December 22 for “Penicillin and Tetracycline used in animal feed.  What it says is this: In 1977 the FDA decided to not allow certain uses of antibiotics in food grade animals because research that started in Britain in 1969, and […]

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GMO Film Project

This film was inspired by learning that Monsanto sent 475 tons of Hybrid corn and vegetable seed to Haitian farmers after the earthquake and the Haitian farmers burned the seed.  If these people who are in dire need are so quick to burn this mass amount of “food,” shouldn’t it make us question what they […]

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Beware of the Honey Bear

Did you know that a lot of the honey we eat is shipped from China?!!!!  AND that a lot of that honey is not purely honey?! Gross!! Local, raw honey is great for you in many ways.  You may have heard that it can help you with allergies, but you may not know why.  For honey […]

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