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A Tale of Two Cities

Philadelphia and New York City are on a mission to green their cities through school gardens. Check out this article for more details. We applaud this amazing effort!  

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No more Monsanto GMO Corn Fields in Hungary

  Many countries have limitations on GMO crops, others ban it in certain circumstances. Hungary is one country that has a zero tolerance policy that enforces it strictly. According to trueactivist.com, they recently destroyed GMO corn crops. The GMO conversation is polarized and political.  If you are against GMO’s, we feel growing your own garden […]

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Chicken tips

  Raising chickens is the new thing. We found this great article featuring stylish coops for your backyard. Who says that raising chickens can’t add art to your backyard?   Need a little inspiration for raising chickens?  Meet the Brunos.   Carol Carimi Acutt aims to inspire everyone to grow their own food with ease. […]

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Stickers on your food

  The local movement is alive and well.  There is a healthy urban farming industry happening in Chicago. The city is supporting this new super local farming by introducing local labels for produce.   Buy local couldn’t be easier. Carol Carimi Acutt aims to inspire everyone to grow their own food with ease. Grow, cook […]

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THE URBAN FARMING SOLUTION?

  This is a great product to start your first garden.  The Nourishmat is practically a “paint by numbers” garden template.   It comes with pre-selected seeds and with a watering system.  If you try this, let us know how you like it.  If you don’t have as much space as the Nourishmat requires,  check […]

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What are the Real Dangers of Genetically Engineered Food?

  It’s easy to profess the anti-GMO rhetoric and maybe alienate those who don’t understand GMO’s completely. To me, the best way to fight the GMO war, is to back your argument with scientific studies.   GMO propaganda is widespread: claims of high yield, low pesticide use and absolute safety. But in actuality, none of […]

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Want to Save the Rainforest? Plant a Vegetable Garden

The world’s rainforests are in jeopardy. Globalization, for all its many helpful offerings, takes unbelievably harsh tolls on our world’s precious and limited natural resources. Industries deeply connected to our food supply are now essentially waging war on valuable rainforests around the world. According to National Geographic, “During the past 40 years, close to 20 […]

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Gaga with garbage

One of our favorite topics: composting!  They’re doing it in India to start gardens and we can do it here too!  Want to learn how to compost?  We have several articles to help you learn about the process.  My favorite part about composting?  Knowing that all of the food scraps (and there are many) go […]

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Bike-a-Bee

We can’t think of a better way to spread the word about beekeeping than Bike-a-Bee!   Want to learn how to bee-keep?  Check out our friends at HoneyLove.org. Carol Carimi Acutt aims to inspire everyone to grow their own food with ease. Grow, cook and compost for better food and better living.

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The Monopoly of GMO Seeds

The GMO issue is a huge one.  To play your part in fighting against the proliferation of GMO’s, start your own garden today!  Can you accidentally buy GMO seeds? The answer is here. Read here to find out more about the GMO seed monopoly and how it’s affecting farmers. Carol Carimi Acutt aims to inspire […]

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Have you ever thought of chicken diapers?

Chicken diapers? We thought this was hilarious.  For all of those urban chicken farmers out there, this is especially for you! Read article here.    

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5 Recycling Tips for Kids

  Sometimes trying to live the “green” way can be very overwhelming.  Here are a few simple tips we found that can be helpful when you have kids. Read article by clicking here  

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Recycle your Food Packaging to make fun Crafts

  Here’s a great article for ideas of do with your kids using recycled materials around the house.  My daughter’s school has been create fashion from “trash,” calling is “TRASHION.” How fun is that?   Check out some additional ideas below. Photo by Joel Henriques/ Made by Joel

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Superbugs are in Your Meat: EWG Latest Study

    There are bugs and then there are superbugs. In the world of antibiotics, superbugs are a real problems because antibiotics oftentimes can’t kill them. Why do we have superbugs? Years of antibiotic overuse in factory farms. In the most recent EWG study, an alarming amount of superbugs were found in raw chicken, turkey, […]

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Ditch the Vitamin Bottle: 8 Vitamin-Rich Fruits and Vegetables to Grow in your Garden

You have many reasons to start a vegetable garden—whether it’s your first or 50th. But have you ever thought about planting a garden to replace your bottle of vitamins? Fresh fruits and vegetables contain most all of the vitamins we need on a daily basis. And while homegrown food is not a replacement for therapeutic […]

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How to Save Money by Growing Your Own

  When I moved to Southern California from New Orleans, one visit to the Farmers Market made me realize how incredible the produce selection was here.  But, buying all of those delicious heirloom tomatoes and gorgeous greens can be pricey.  The good news is that if you begin your own food garden, you can have […]

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Michael Pollan: Genetically Modified Foods Offer Consumers “Nothing”

Michael Pollan is an excellent author, responsible for creating a tremendous amount of awareness about our food system.  Here’s a great video with Mr. Pollan explaining why GMO’s really don’t serve the general population.   Thank you Mr. Pollan for being an amazing activist. Another reason to grow your own food and say NO to […]

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PHOTOS: Plant Tomatoes. Harvest Lower Crime Rates.

A growing body of research shows that urban farms reduce violence. —Photographs by Emily Schiffer; Text by Alex Kotlowitz | July/August 2012 Issue61 I suppose the easy thing to do would be to rail against food deserts, the dearth of fresh produce and other healthy foods for those living in impoverished neighborhoods. Or to enter […]

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