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Food Security

Tweet In his recent viral TEDx talk, South Central LA gardener, Ron Finley, made a simple yet profound observation: Growing your own food is like printing your own money. Could anything be more truthful? When we think about our spring and summer gardens, it’s typically the enticing idea of the freshest tasting food that gets […]

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Tweet If you are anything like I am, you shake your head every time you walk through the produce section of the local market, frustrated at the ridiculous prices most companies are asking for sub-par vegetables. If you look at the organic produce, that frustration turns to bewilderment. Well, what if there was a quick […]

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Tweet You’ve probably never heard of Immokalee, Florida. It isn’t on anyone’s list of “Top Ten Places to Visit”, but this impoverished little town is known as the Tomato Capitol of the United States. You’d think that a place with such a distinguished title would be proud to show the world what they do best, […]

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Tweet We have been talking for the past several weeks about food security. Today we take a look at 4 ways to increase food security easily and inexpensively. Each of these tips work well with the others and by incorporating them all, you are increasing your family’s food security exponentially. Grow Something. Sure, I know […]

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Tweet In our ongoing discussion of food security, this week we take a look at dehydrating foods for long term storage. The process of drying foods for storage has been in use for thousands of years, which makes sense when you consider that the canning of food has only been around since about 1800 and […]

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TweetIn the previous post on food security we looked at three staple foods – tomatoes, onions, and carrots – to get an idea of how much of each of them a person might need to grow to be more food secure. This time we are going to continue on and look at three more garden […]

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Tweet We have been talking about the issues surrounding food security this month, so it makes sense that people are now asking how much food we need to be food secure. Considered by many to be leaders in food storage and emergency preparedness, the Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church) teaches parishioners to store and maintain […]

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TweetLast week I hit on the topic of food security a bit, but because this is such an important issue, we decided to expand on it in a series of posts this month. You might be curious as to what we mean when we mention food security and even more important, why do we need […]

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