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October 21, 2010

The 5 Crops You Need To Grow

Potatoes, corn, beans, squash, and eggs. (Do you "grow" eggs?)

Food in Uncertain Times: How to Grow and Store the 5 Crops You Need to Survive,

So the first thing I would say is, garden if you can and if you enjoy it. Whether you garden right now or not, though, learn more about how to store and use the food that is grown locally.

[. . .] After incorporating potatoes into their repertoire, European populations thrived and expanded, erratic weather, Little Ice Age, or no.

... Grains and beans are the ultimate survival crops because they are so long-storing.

... We grow corn, the easiest of all grains to grow and process on a small scale. Corn is also, in areas where it grows well, by far the highest yielding of the grains. In addition, unlike the small grains, you can grow corn with nothing but a shovel or heavy hoe.


October 6, 2010

Facts About Eggs - Organic or Not Organic?

This is a good article about Organic Certification of eggs and the criteria involved in the certification.

Information about Organic Egg Certification

Article by By Jill Richardson