Grow Your Own Fruits and Vegetables Garden Tour and Review

Source: GrowingYourGreens
John Cole
November 11, 2016

John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ takes you on a field trip to the Grow Your Own Festival that took place in Las Vegas, Nevada to share with you how you can grow your own fruits and vegetables at home.

In this episode, you will get a tour of the Vegas Roots Community Garden, where this event took place.

You will discover the best vegetables, herbs and fruit trees to grow in Las vegas, as well as other desert climates.

You will learn the Fruit Producing trees that will produce food with little water and little care.

Next, John will share his 3 favorite booths at the4 Grow Your Own Festival:
26:15 It’ll Grow Soil and Soil Amendments
35:12 Great Basin Permaculture and Las Vegas Seed Library
38:41 Desert Urban Homestead – Microgreens and Avocado for Las Vegas

After watching this episode, you will learn some of the best edible fruits, vegetables, and herbs you can plant in las vegas, You will also discover the best source of organic soil that is now available in Las Vegas. You will learn how you can get free seeds to start your garden in Las Vegas. You will learn the #1 food you can grow year round inside your house as well as a special avocado variety.

Monsanto Just Gave Us On More Reason To Grow Food, Not Lawns


Source: UndergroundReporter.og
Christina Sarich
August 3, 2016

That unassuming patch of green you call your lawn has an interesting history, and it is one you might find eye-opening considering Monsanto’s latest bid to take it over.

The sprawling carpet of lush grass was once a sign of wealth for nobility. Sure, we used to run through the tall grasses, and even hide from predators in the African Savanna, but the lawn more recently has become a symbol of status. For the upper class of 17th century Europe, the lawn was not a means to hunt dinner, or even grow food like fruit trees, tomatoes, peas, or corn, but to show off a massive castle or mansion.

In the 1650s, immigrants to America brought grass seeds with them and started to spread them around. The grass seeds were so coveted that they were often hand carried in small bundles.

Remnants of this history can be seen in American cities named such things as ‘Bowling Green,’ in areas like Virginia and Boston. The wealthy, who could afford lawns, later began to play games on them.

Today, the lawn has become a time-consuming, useless magnet for pesticide pollution. No longer a stretch of artificial glade, the lawn is now ground zero for a Scotts Miracle-Gro merger with Monsanto to unleash genetically modified grass that can withstand the spraying of carcinogenic RoundUp, Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide. Notice that the word grow is missing a ‘w’ in the name. That’s because nothing grows when you spray glyphosate. It is asystemic herbicide which moves through the plant itself. It kills not just ‘weeds,’ but other plants growing in your garden.

Moreover, though industry-supported studies say that glyphosate is minimally toxic to bees, other peer-reviewed findings say the opposite. One groundbreaking study found that glyphosate causes bees to starve to death. Other studies have shown that pesticides like Roundup cause bees to be more forgetful, making it more difficult for them to find flowers which contain pollen for honey-making.

Anecdotal evidence for third-generation beekeepers also points to glyphosate as a culprit for killing our pollinating insects. This is a side-effect of spraying our lawns with Miracle-Gro laced with Round Up.

Scotts previously teamed up with Monsanto to make glyphosate-based herbicides for golf courses, though they ran into a bit of trouble in the process of getting it legally to market. The company was fined $500,000 when a creeping GMO grass was found in parts of Oregon where it could have contaminated pasture land or non-GM grain fields.

Scotts Miracle-Gro glyphosate-tolerant grass is in trials, due to a new legal loophole that has allowed biotech varieties, such as the CRISPR-edited white button mushroom, to bypass government regulations. Scotts’ grass is supposed to grow more slowly than conventional grass so that it doesn’t have to be maintained as frequently.

Another, perhaps more compassionate and responsible option? Rip out your lawn and grow some food. That’s what many families are now doing, instead of perpetuating the ruling class legacy of a sprawling lawn which has now become toxic.

Read More At: UndergroundReporter.org

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How Visiting a Local Farm can Improve Your Home Garden

Source: GrowingYourGreens
July 3, 2016

John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to Gilcrease Orchard, a local you-pick farm in Las Vegas, Nevada that has been operation for over 40 years to share how visiting a commercial farm can benefit people who have a home garden.

In this episode, John will share tips with you how you can become a better gardener by visiting a local farm near you.

First, John will take you on a tour of the Gilcrease Orchard and share with you some of the fruit trees they are growing and more importantly share with you concepts you can use in your home garden.

Next, John will show you how shade structures are being used to cure onions and garlic and how you can use your space at your home to your advantage.

Next, you will discover the summer crops that are growing and thrive in the 100 degree hot summer weather in Las Vegas, NV at the Gilcrease orchard.

You will learn some of the specific varieties of produce that grows well in the desert.

Finally, John will interview the farmer where he will share some important tips with you that he has learned farming commercially in the mohave desert for the last 7 years.

After watching this episode, you will have gained the knowledge from a commercial farm growing successfully in Las Vegas for over 40 years.

Bayer Wants To Merge With Monsanto Et Voila: I.G….

 BAYER WANTS TO MERGE WITH MON(STER)SANTO…ET VOILA: I.G. ...
Source: GizaDeathStar.com
Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
May 29, 2016

Here’s one that so many sent me I’ve simply got to blog about it, especially since we track the GMO issues from time to time on this website. In this case, this one is of particular interest to me, since a few years ago I “predicted” that what we were witnessing, and would witness in the future, is the creation of a kind of “IG Farben” of the GMO world, “I.G. Farbensanto”, I called it. Well, lo and behold, the German chemicals/genetics giant, Bayer – one of the original “small” corporations, along with BASF(Bayrischen Analin und Soda Fabrik), and Hoechst that went to make up the giant inter-war and wartime German chemicals cartel that became almost synonymous with the “Nazi military-industrial complex” – wants to buy Mon(ster)santo:

Why a Bayer-Monsanto merger would be bad news for anyone who farms — or eats

Of course, since this story broke about a week ago, Mon(ster)santo rejected Bayer’s initial offer, but the talks are ongoing. And in this context, recall only last year that Syngenta and Mon(ster)santo were in similar talks. The concern in the article is a concern we share here on this website, for the end result of all of this merger activity has been the reduction of biodiversity, as competitor’s seeds are taken off the market, allowing IG Farbensanto, like all cartels inevitably do, to drive up prices, and further consolidate control:

The consolidation of two big industry players may also limit farmer choice and bargaining power, with increasing seed prices expected to be passed on to the grocery aisles.

Continue Reading At: GizaDeathStar.com

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Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and “strange stuff”. His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into “alternative history and science”.

 

89 Million Pounds Of Carcinogenic Herbicide-Laced Fertilizer Used ACross US On Lawns, Playgrounds & More

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Source: NaturalNews.com
David Gutierrez
March 7, 2016

In a new white paper entitled Human Health and Pesticides: Glyphosate and 2,4-D, the Midwest Pesticide Action Center warns of a ubiquitous source of exposure to toxic chemicals: so-called “Weed and Feed” mixes, or combinations of herbicides and fertilizers that are spread across everything from lawns and gardens, to parks, ball fields and playgrounds.

89 Million pounds of Weed and Feed products are used in the United States each year, solely by the non-agricultural sector. The white paper summarizes the research to date on the negative health consequences of the two most common herbicides in those mixes: glyphosate (Roundup) and 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D).

Insidious, wide-reaching damage

The report utilizes the term “pesticide” as “an umbrella term that includes insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, and rodenticides.” Placing the health risks of glyphosate and 2,4-D into context, the report says, “Most pesticides contain chemicals that can be harmful to humans, and exposure to these chemicals can cause illnesses (ranging from mild irritation to severe poisoning, seizures and death).”

Specifically, the paper notes, glyphosate and 2,4-D have both been linked to cancer and to disorders of the reproductive, nervous, endocrine (hormonal) and respiratory systems. They are both known to be especially dangerous to children. Like all biocides, these chemicals can cause both short- and long-term health problems, and the risks only increase with prolonged contact.

The report specifically highlights the growing concern over the ability of toxic chemicals to introduce epigenetic changes: changes in gene expression (without changing DNA) that can be passed on to future generations. Research has linked certain pesticides to epigenetic changes, but this research has not yet been done on glyphosate or 2,4-D specifically. However, both herbicides have been shown to cause genetic damage. 2,4-D causes both chromosomal damage and changes in gene expression.

A 2013 study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) found that consuming glyphosate just at the levels found on food as residue, caused enough damage to the immune system and gut to damage the microbiome and encourage the development of every disease associated with the Western diet, including obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility and Alzheimer’s disease. This “insidious” effect occurs slowly and steadily over time, the researchers found, due to glyphosate blocking key detoxification enzymes on a cellular level.

Continue Reading At: NaturalNews.com