It Isn’t the Vegetables….

Green Home Blog

Have you ever noticed a peculiar smell when opening a can of vegetables or fruit? Then, on a lazy winter day, I had one of those “ah-hah” moments and realized it isn’t the vegetables, it’s the water used in canning them!

The Vegetable Garden Diary – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Advice in the diary section is linked to each week of the season and takes you through the whole process, from clearing weeds without digging, feeding soil and sowing to harvests and storing vegetables.

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What Would A Mars Vegetable Garden Include?


This scenario involves much more food processing and meal preparation than the current food system developed for the space shuttles and the International Space Station,&# said Cooper. If the U.S. sends a manned mission to Mars, more than just astronauts will be on board.

Re-discovering Perennial Vegetables

Green (Living) Review

Seed catalogues are being pored over, dog-eared, and circled, and some folks may have even begun to order vegetable seeds in preparation for early starts indoors. Below are a few perennial vegetables that you might be interested in.

Vegetable leather grown in a laboratory is the future of fashion


BioCouture: Vegetable Leather for the future. Lee used a symbiotic culture of yeast and bacteria called kombucha to create a bacterial-cellulose fabric that can best be described as vegetable leather. BioCouture: Lab Grown Vegetable Leather.

Rooftop garden blooms for Bethlehem refugees

Green Prophet

A new project in a Bethlehem-area refugee camp seeks to help reverse a history of forced urbanization and revitalize connections to agriculture, simultaneously increasing Palestinians’ control over their food sources, especially organic vegetables.

How to Decide Which Fruits and Vegetables to Buy Organic

Green Home Blog

How to Decide Which Fruits and Vegetables to Buy Organic. There are lots of benefits to organic fruits and vegetables. These farms are also very damaging to the environment: monolithic fields of identical crops destroy biodiversity, leach nutrients from the soil, and require huge amounts of processed fertilizer to maintain. So how do you decide which fruits and vegetables to buy organic? And the fifteen cleanest fruits and vegetables: 1.

Farm to Closet: The Joys of Dyeing Naturally

Conservancy Talk

As you’ve gathered, I’m not a fan of fake, and for this project, I wanted to follow an organic a process. The heat from the sun slowly drives the absorption process.

Vegetable Harvest and Storage

Green (Living) Review

Both timely harvest and proper storage help maintain the quality and freshness of garden vegetables. "Ideal" storage conditions for many vegetables are not attainable around the average home or farm. Unheated basements, if well ventilated, can provide good storage conditions for some vegetables. Different vegetables require different temperature and humidity levels for proper storage. Handle carefully in the digging process.

Growing your own food in America is now a criminal act?

Green Prophet

Last week in Florida, a judge ruled on an ordinance banning front yard vegetable gardens. This allowed the upscale village of Miami Shores to take legal action against residents who to grow food in their yards on the grounds that vegetable patches are “ugly.”

How to Get Kids to Eat More Vegetables. ~ Jennifer Lewis

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Mechouia, Grilled Vegetable Salad RECIPE

Green Prophet

Tunisian flavors come together deliciously in a salad of charred, chopped vegetables. To capture this salad’s most authentic flavor, build a coal fire and bury the whole vegetables in the embers until they’re roasted through and soft. Do not peel any of the vegetables.

Local Vegetables Recommended in Heart-Healthy Mediterranean Diet, Says Colle Farmers Market

Green (Living) Review

Colle Farmers Market responds, encouraging people to use locally-grown vegetables when switching to the diet. According to The New York Times, a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that 30 percent of heart attacks, strokes and other health issues related to heart disease can be avoided if people switch to a Mediterranean diet, which is “rich in olive oil, nuts, beans, fish, fruits and vegetables.”

Is Leather Sustainable? The Textile Test Series Investigates

Eco Chic

In this piece we highlight the leather production process—both new and old, designers who are aiming to make it better, and how you can purchase smarter, more sustainable leather products. Enter bath two: the tanning process. Vegetable Tanning.

Don't throw out your leaves!

Green (Living) Review

A few years ago while watching one of those cable documentaries on the drug trade, I saw a cocaine farmer use a weed trimmer to shred cocoa leaves to process them faster. water conservation growing things grow your own composting growing food vegetable growing soil improver soil health gardening

How Better Meat Can Mean Less Meat… and More Water

Conservancy Talk

If eating meat consumes more water than eating vegetables, then a global trend toward reduced meat consumption will result in water savings. It also holds the promise of disguising the process of cutting back.

Organic Container Gardening 101

Green Blog

Growing your own food is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint, guarantee food safety and quality, and save money in the process. Chemicals that the wood has been treated with can leach into the soil and into your vegetables. Vegetables. Photo credit: thomas pix.

Quick Leafy Crops For The Urban Garden

Green Prophet

I cultivate a “vanishing garden – &# herbs and vegetables in balcony window boxes that will make way for the sukkah in the fall. More about urban gardening on Green Prophet: Rooftop Vegetable Gardens in Gaza Start Gardening For Food Photo of lettuce by thebittenword via Flickr.

A Guide to Shopping Organic

Green Home Blog

For agriculture products like fruits, vegetables, and cotton, this means they were grown without pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, or the use of genetically modified organisms. Only processed products containing 100% organic ingredients will carry the USDA seal.

On a Berlin Rooftop - Fresh Fish and Vegetables


Frisch vom Dach is building an aquaponic farm on the roof of an old malthouse in Berlin that will produce both vegetables and fish. German company Frisch vom Dach is building an aquaponic farm on the roof of an old malthouse in Berlin that will produce both vegetables and fish.

Beaten by an Angry Bird

10,000 Birds

It is late March, the trees are leafless, but aquatic vegetation is receiving a lot of sunlight and is lush and clearly visible in translucent waters. The female stood on a nest on a pile of floating vegetation in the middle of the river branch, some 200 metres further.

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Why we Struggle with Weight Loss: The Missing Link.

Elephant Journal

We eat too much high fructose corn syrup , refined flours, refined vegetable oils, trans fats, and overall fake junk processed foods. Avoid refined vegetable oils like canola and soybean oils as well as trans fats.

Burning for Biodiversity: How Hunting Promotes Healthy Ecosystems in the Australian Desert

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Martu divide the process of post-fire regrowth into five separate stages: nyurnma , when the ground is bare; waru-waru from 6 months to 1 year of early regrowth; and nyukura , or mid-level regrowth from 1 to 5 years.

Israeli Farming Co-Op Declares War on Pesticides

Green Prophet

The equipment has a repertoire of 300 different pesticides it can find in a variety of mixtures, and it can also monitor the air and water used in the cultivation process, according to the paper. Image of organic vegetables , Shutterstock.

Hanging Gardens of Babylon inspire water farming called hydroponics

Green Prophet

The actual groing process will need to formulate the right combination of water, lighting, oxygen and nutrients to enable proper plant growth and yields. This is essentially the same reverse osmosis process that is used in desalination to create clean, fresh drinking water from seawater.

Preserving and canning made easy thanks to Ball

Green (Living) Review

To some extent home canning went out of the window with an all year round supply of fresh fruit and vegetables from all around the globe. Pressure canning may speed up the process – sorry, I am not entirely sure about this – but that may just be about all.

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How Your Food Purchase Choices Impact the Environment

Green Home Blog

The process that goes into producing top of the food chain choices such as meat, fish and dairy is enormous. Add more fresh fruits, vegetables and grains to your diet. Tagged: going green , organic fruits and vegetables , organic produce , shopping bag.

Human-Based Gelatin? Yum!

Green Prophet

Reading the ingredients list in any processed food is always thought-provoking. The latest stomach-turning development in the science of food processing is gelatin derived from human genetic material. One more reason to avoid processed foods.

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Why The Nature Conservancy is Restoring Streams by Acting like a Beaver

Nature Conservancy - Science

The goal of beaver dam analogues (BDAs) is to provide short-term structural complexity that facilitates dynamic physical and biological processes. We are excited about the possibility of BDAs to be a process-based and cost-effective stream restoration approach.

New Moon … and Other Worlds

The Alien Next Door

I picked up the digest-size April 1953 issue of Other Worlds with its iconic rocket ship in an alien world of lush alien vegetation and exploring astronauts and large “moon” shining in the background; only in this case the lush world was our moon and the “moon” in the sky was Earth.

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The American Woodcock, And Why We Should Be Cutting More Trees

Nature Conservancy - Science

In addition to forest and fields, woodcock also use the shrubby, dense vegetation that fills a field when it is allowed to grow and become forest again. In the absence of natural processes that create openings, we have to do it the hard way: with people and machines.

Healthy Vegan Food in Las Vegas: Interactive Map

Eco-Vegan Girl

Each recommendation is vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, vegetable and grain based, and low in soy and oil whenever possible. image from Eating Vegan in Vegas Las Vegas isn't usually the place to go when you're eating healthy.

Sow Much Good farmer a CNN hero for spreading her seeds at the urban farm

Green Prophet

In the USA, the viability of urban farming to provide healthy organic vegetables to communities where such produce is not easy accessible received a big boost recently when a 40 something former financial services person, Robin Emmons, was nominated by CNN.

Five Strategies to get our Kids to Eat Better (& Like it).

Elephant Journal

Our kids today spend far more time eating processed foods in front of TVs and iPads than preparing wholesome meals and eating, as well as engaging with their families. Patients often tell me how challenging it is to get their kids on board with healthier eating.

Scaling-Up Agricultural Planning for Conservation in the Brazilian Cerrado

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Cerrado is considered a global biodiversity hotspot, but it has lost more than half of its natural vegetation,” says Christina Kennedy , a senior scientist at the Conservancy. Edge of native Cerrado vegetation and pasture to the North of Emas National Park.

Could test-tube meat be the future of food?

Green Prophet

By the time meat gets to the consumer, it’s been processed far beyond its original form,” animal rights activist Koby Barak told The Times of Israel. “If Getting meat without killing animals is a concept that’s fast approaching reality.

Video About Soy: Benefits of Removing It From Your Diet & What Healthy Foods To Eat Instead

Eco-Vegan Girl

My concerns are that a lot of these products are not organic (thus can be genetically modified and/or full of pesticides), many are over-processed, and it's just too much of one thing. I mainly make dishes by combining a variety of vegetables with a gluten-free grain like quinoa.

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Conserving Bison in Indiana. Yes, Indiana.

Nature Conservancy - Science

Conservancy stewards manage some of the preserve with patch-burn grazing, where cows follow burned areas, mimicking natural prairie processes. Capizzo is used to controlling invasive weeds and monitoring native vegetation. “I’ve The Conservancy has completed that process.

Product Review - KINeSYS Performance Sunscreen

Green Earth Journey

We do not use ingredients that accumulate in the body or the environment and print using vegetable-based inks when available. I received a bottle of KINeSYS Performance Sunscreen KIDS SPF 30 Alcohol free Sunscreen Spray to try out.

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UAE McDonalds Greases Its 100% Biodiesel Delivery Fleet

Green Prophet

McDonalds is poised to recycle all of its vegetable oil from UAE branches into 100% biodiesel. In conjunction with Dubai-based Neutral Fuels, LLC, McDonalds UAE has committed to converting all of its used vegetable oil into a biofuel.