Making Ghee in a Sun Oven®

Off Grid with Doug & Stacy In 2010,  Doug and Stacy decided to leave the comforts of city life and travel back in time to a more sustainable and minimalist approach to life. Thinking more and more about sustainability, availability, cost to operate, and a few...

Old-Fashioned Drinks to Slake All Thirsts

“Back to Basics” Reader’s Digest Nearly any garden fruit or vegetable can yield juice to make tasty drinks. Grains, flowers, roots and bark can also add flavoring. Want a little fizz? Add bicarbonate of soda with tartaric acid, carbonated water or use water kefir...

Materia Medica – Ginger

Botanical Name: Gingiber officinale Common Name: Ginger root Family: Zingiberacae Ayurvedic/TCM Name: shringara/vishwabhesaj Parts Used: rhizome Native Region: Asia Geographic Distribution: India, West Indies, Jamaica, Africa, Florida & US, Spain Botanical...

Prepper World Summit 4

Prepare – Protect – Survive Join 24 of the World’s Leading Prepping and Survival Experts as they reveal their best strategies to prepare for any threat! Consider this: your worst fears have come true, disaster is here and there’s nothing you can do to...

Materia Medica – Sage

Botanical name: Salvia officinalis Common name: Sage Family: Labiatae Parts used: Leaves, whole herb in culinary and medicinal recipes Native Region: its natural habitat being the northern shores of the Mediterranean. Sage is found in its natural wild condition from...

Aphids – a Gardener’s Nightmare

There are over four thousand species of aphids known to exist. Around 250 species are considered harmful to garden crops. They are among the most prominent and successful garden pest worldwide. These insects pierce the tender new growth of plant stems in order to suck...
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