Tag Archives: health

The Protein Salad Diet

vegetables
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Part of my job as a fitness trainer is to help people lose weight. Most people are good at exercising, but when it comes to dieting many people fall short. In order to lose weight, you need the right combination of exercise and proper nutrition. One type of diet I recommend is the Protein Salad […]

Eat Your Weeds

Dandelions
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Spring is here in Indiana (Planting Zones 5 & 6), and our lawns are turning to green again. We are getting excited for gardening season, which brings the inevitable return of weeds to our lawns, containers, and gardens. Did you know that some of these so-called weeds can actually provide nutrition and other health benefits? […]

Soil Building 201: Biochar

Orange Mushroom Closeup
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Biochar is a immensely valuable soil amendment. According to the International Biochar Initiative, “This two thousand year old practice converts agricultural waste into a soil enhancer that can hold carbon, boost food security, and increase soil biodiversity, and discourage deforestation. The process creates a fine-grained, highly porous charcoal that helps soils retain nutrients and water.” […]

Double the Growing Power

Bill Land tends to his tower.
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We wanted to highlight one of our Garden Tower growers, Bill Land. Bill has been gardening and working toward an abundant world for most of his life. Bill worked in planning and zoning for many years and has been involved in projects that promote community-building in Illinois and Indiana. Throughout that time, Bill has gardened. […]

GMO-Free: or IS it?

Is it really GMO-free?
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The debate around genetically modified organisms is intense this year as the activity surrounding labeling laws heats up. GMO technology has become pervasive in our world and its impact on our food supply gets most of the attention. Is your food safe or isn’t it? Whether or not you believe GMOs are dangerous, the majority […]

Soil and Bioremediation

Kolb bog spot
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When it comes to food, soil is where it’s at. Healthy soil means healthy plants means healthy people. That’s why nutrient dense-foods are as important to know about as organic or local foods. Growing your own in an active soil food web is key. We focused on what goes into healthy soil in a blog […]

Eating and the Environment

Rhonda's kimchi.
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This blog post is not medical advice and in no way replaces the care of your preferred medical professional. Our modern world can be stressful. Financial, relationship stresses, sleep and waking cycles, electromagnetic fields, and environmental toxins all play a part. There is good news. We can change our lifestyle philosophy and habits to embrace […]