#GoodNewsNextWeek: Little Pantries On Your Sidewalk Give Shelf-Stable Help

Source: MediaMonarchy
August 15, 2016

This week on #GoodNewsNextWeek: Ireland jails banksters, Canada frees patsies, Arkansas shares pantries, UK cops pay up, Aldi goes organic, pot gets cheaper *and* goes to the Oregon State Fair. Notes/Links:

Ireland Jails 3 Top Bankers Over 2008 Collapse, Opposite Of What US Did
http://bit.ly/2biR6eE

Canada Day Bomb Plot Couple Freed After Judge Rules Police Entrapped Them
http://bit.ly/2bA4kW0

Update 1: Canada Couple Freed In Terror Entrapment Case Swiftly Rearrested
http://reut.rs/2ag6cyW

Update 2: Why Do Police Need To Manufacture Terror?
http://on.thestar.com/2btH0Fo

Like Little Libraries & Community Fridges, Little Pantries On Your Sidewalk Give Shelf-Stable Help
http://bit.ly/2aWBVd7

‘Decentralized Uber’ App Delivers 1,000 Meals In Austin, Texas
http://bit.ly/2aPiwcA

US Giving Back Lots of Land In Okinawa, But Still Not Leaving
http://bit.ly/2aZd445

Corrupt Anti-Corruption Cops To Pay Journalist £10,000 Over Illegal Intercepts
http://bit.ly/2aZdyY5

Aldi Goes Organic, Bans Toxic Chemicals From Shelves
http://bit.ly/2bcVTLu

Study Shows Potheads Pay Less For Legal Weed
http://bit.ly/2aZckMF

Inaugural Cannabis Fair Being Set Up In Oregon
http://bit.ly/2aPiFgk

Cannabis Fair Winner To Be Displayed At The Oregon State Fair
http://bit.ly/2blqK8S

Students Learn Organic Farming, Sell Thousands of Pounds of Produce After Internship

Let’s Continue This Type Of Education

farming-dirt-soil-735-350

Source: NaturalSociety.com
Christina Sarich
January 27, 2016

As part of the growing need to find sustainable ways to provide organic, quality food for ourselves, our families, and our neighbors, more young people have become interested in organic farming. Now new programs are teaching children the importance of self-sustainable farming, and how to farm using age-old techniques.

A primary modern issue with farming, in many cases, has been a lack of education from one generation to another since many of our ancient seed-saving, planting, and harvesting practices have been lost to the corporate agricultural model. Now, we are finally starting to mend this escalating issue. For example, with one program run by Dr. Steve McLaskey of the Sustainable Living Department at Maharishi University’s organic farm, students learn how to organic farm in every aspect, and their success has been astounding.

With the use of just a small, one-acre plot and a few greenhouses, students learn every aspect of growing organic vegetables. They plan, operate tractors, coddle seeds into seedlings, make compost, prepare the land, and even sell the produce they grow at the local farmer’s market. Students of the University have an opportunity to learn state-of-the-art organic growing processes and organic farming.

Students learn how to prepare the land for planting, and get rid of caterpillars by spraying a non-toxic bacteria on plants. They learn when certain vegetables need to be planted and harvested, how to manage and plan irrigation, including preparing for rainy days, and every aspect of what it would take to run their own organic farm.

Continue Reading At: NaturalNews.com

Harvesting Sweet Potatoes / Starting Sweet Potato Slips

Starting on October 23, 2015 we opted to follow the tips of the first video provided below, and the following illustration is how the Sweet Potato slips looked after about a month.

We figured we would run this experiment now, before next year’s growing season to see what was possible with Organic Sweet Potatoes sourced from the store.  As you can see, the one on the right has produced many stalks while the one on the right has underperformed, although this is our FIRST experiment.

L1

The second picture below are the stalks as they are going to be kept to see how they grow over the next 30-60 days in order to better ascertain what to expect this year.   It’s just an experiment, but we’ll see where this goes.

L2