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Jessica Niederer: local hero, organic produce and flower farmer

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in DIY, Energy, Environment, Family, Foods, Health, Survival, Sustainable | 0 comments

The New Jersey State Board of Agriculture has chosen Jessica Niederer, a Hopewell Township organic produce and flower farmer, as New Jersey’s 2016 Outstanding Young Farmer. This is awesome! Congratulations to Jessica and all those wonderful people in her life that allowed this to be possible. Farming is not easy, however it can be so rewarding because you can see the fruits of your labor pretty quickly. It is young people like that that set an example for other young people that want to follow in the tradition of their parents, grand parents, ore even great grand parents. Jessica is a local hero and we need more local hero’s like her. There needs to be more science classes in the public schools that introduce gardening at least. Indoor gardening does not take that much time or space, especially if you can grow in window farms around the school. The lessons children can learn will be invaluable. They even could grow food for the cafeteria and clean the air while doing it . This is a must read story about an outstanding young woman that should be shared and...

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Climate change, see who is denying it

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in Energy, Environment, Family, Health, Sustainable | 0 comments

Climate change is happening. We can no longer deny it. The biggest problem we have facing our earth is the politicians and powers to be that consistently deny it for the benefit of their lobbyists or big corporations that manipulate the laws to be in their favor. Why we ask? Don’t they care about the health of their constituents or the earth? Some times it is because they care about the job loss that will occur when a situation exists where workers that operate plants that handle mercury, nuclear, coal, asbestos, and other damaging environmental toxins. Sometimes it is because they need to keep a company open because it is a favor to that corporation for a very large or generous campaign contribution.   The crazy thing is that often jobs can be created by  implementing new technologies that can be  more efficient and cleaner for the planet and the people. We must become more responsible and we must look at all aspects of anything that is harmful to the environment and hold all those involved responsible for their actions . Regulations must be in place, however they also must be fair to all the people.   Here is a long list of influential individuals and their comments on climate change. It really makes...

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Recycle waste into fuel, building materials, organic soil, clothing

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in Energy, Environment, Health, Sustainable | 0 comments

A garbage waste truck dumps its smelly cargo into a landfill, on the flip side it be recycled into potential fuel or other valuable uses in the making. All too often our waste is slated for the landfill and is going to be buried. This is not great for the environment and still can give off dangerous gasses like methane and sometimes a horrible smell until it is fully capped. In rural farming areas several companies have plans to...

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Are school lunches safe to eat?

Posted by on Oct 28, 2015 in DIY, Environment, Family, Foods, Health | 0 comments

When I watched the Jamie Oliver series, several years ago on the food served for school lunches, my worst fears were confirmed. School lunches are the worst when it comes to valuable nutrition. If the public school system is meeting federal nutrition standards then the standards must be changed. However Jamie tried to make them aware of how they are poisoning our precious children and he was laughed out of town. While keeping costs low is important , the...

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Organic food is growing in demand

Posted by on Oct 28, 2015 in Environment, Foods, Health, Sustainable | 0 comments

The market for organic food is growing in demand. In my opinion this is good and bad. It is good for the producers of organic food, however for those that cannot afford to purchase organic food will have to eat poor quality food.   Why can’t all food be grown and produced safely with the necessary nutrients value the way it used to be? If we get back to our roots and educate people to become self-sustaining, it is...

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Persian Gulf environmental challenges

Posted by on Oct 28, 2015 in Energy, Environment, Sustainable | 0 comments

Joby Warrick shares some very important news about the challenges we face from global warming. He has covered national security, intelligence and the Middle East, and currently writes about the environment.   The study comes on the heels of other reports predicting more intense heat waves for the United States, Europe and other parts of the world because of rising concentrations of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.   Threats like this are being reported at greater numbers however there are still world leaders...

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Natural health benefits of raw apple cider vinegar

Posted by on Oct 27, 2015 in Family, Foods, Health | 0 comments

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a great home remedy for a variety of minor ailments. It is claimed to lead to all sorts of beneficial effects… some of which are supported by science. Here is an important fact that is good for diabetics. “Apple cider vinegar’s anti-glycemic effect is very well documented,” Johnston says. She explains that the vinegar blocks some of the digestion of starch. “It doesn’t block the starch 100%, but it definitely prevents at...

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