Video: How to Make a No-Dig Garden: Morag Gamble’s Method for Simple Abundance
Dear brothers and sisters,
For decades brothers and sisters throughout the world have been at work on bio-intensive gardening techniques. They’ve been doing this instinctively, sensing the looming crisis in the production of living food. One of the results of their efforts has been the creation of a “no dig” permaculture. Here is Morag Gamble, a sister in Australia, sharing her wisdom and experience in breathing life into the soil and creating bountiful, fertile gardens.
It is more important than ever that we grow at least a part of the food we eat.
The healing of this American earth is too important to be left to others. The corporate players have moved in. Organic standards are being eviscerated. If you are concerned about the food you eat – grow it yourself!
Your backyard -a vegetable garden! Your frontyard- a fruit garden! If you live in an apartment, grow micro greens in your kitchen! Join a community garden!
Hands and feet in the soil! Get growing America!
May you and your family blossom in good health, prosperity and success.
Jesse Schwartz PhD
Living Tree Community Foods
Recipe: Southwestern Style “Rice” and Corn Salad with Lime Dressing
Our pecans are grown on a family farm in Texas and blended with a little Pink Himalayan Salt. Try our Organic Pecan Butter straight on fresh crunchy vegetables. It’s also delicious mixed with your favorite soup or finely shredded cabbage, zucchini and carrots. Use one tablespoon per serving.
Hemp Heart Butter is one of nature’s richest sources of complete protein (35%) and Omega-3 and Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids (40%).
Hemp hearts offer a high concentration of omega 6 and omega 3 in a ration of about 3:1. This exceeds the ratio recommended by health authorities and compensates in part for omega-3 deficiencies in the rest of our diet.
At first we were using sustainably grown Hawaiian macadamia nuts. We have switched over to organic macadamia nuts. Henceforth Milk of Paradise is organic!
Cashews and Hawaiian Macadamia Nuts make for a profoundly rich and creamy combination.
This olive oil is very fresh and rich in antioxidants. It has a high available biophenol content : 404 ppm (parts per million) compared with 222 ppm for most extra virgin olive oils. It is quite stable with a shelf life of over a year. We invite you to rejoice in its robust, sharp flavor. Those in the know will understand how its pungency enhances the flavors of food.
Olive oil aficionados! The first expression of the olive harvest! The first pressing! The ultra-green first bottling of the new crop! Skimmed from the vat before the sediment has settled, olio nuovo has a creamy texture and heightened notes of fruit, grass and pepper.
April Victory Garden Sale
10% off this month’s featured items (Remember, if you buy 3 or more of any Living Tree manufactured product, you get an additional 10% off!)
For your delight we have slowly sliced organic sunflower seeds into a butter that goes well on apple slices as well as celery and carrot sticks. Try adding chopped raisins and dates too–what hor d’oevres you’ll make!
Sunflowers dance in the sun; perhaps our newest creation will bring some of that gladness to your table. Sunflower seeds are rich in vitamin E, an antioxidant. They are also a wonderful source of tryptophan, an amino acid, as well as fiber and protein. Our Alive Chia Seed Oil is a bountiful source of omega-3 essential fatty acid, as well as protein and calcium. Honey and Royal Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt accentuate its flavor and preserve its freshness.
A delightful pumpkin seed spread made from American pumpkin seeds. Very nourishing and energizing. A balanced source of good protein. High in zinc, a mineral that aids the healing process. Try it on fruit slices and on flax crackers.
We have combined chia seeds with Oregon grown Blueberries, California cherries and Cranberries. We’ve also added Black Sesame Oil (more than 60% omega-3 fatty acid), honey and a dash of Royal Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt.
The Native Americans of the Southwest would eat only chia seed mixed with water as they ran from the Colorado River to the Pacific Ocean to trade products. Its high energy to weight ratio makes it a favorite choice of long distance runners and other athlete.
Exercise in Old Age Strengthens Your Immunity and Heart
(Mercola) New research once again underscores the value of and need your body has for regular exercise. In one study,1 older adults who exercised regularly were shown to have stronger immune systems, as evidenced by higher T-cell activity, than their nonexercising peers. While you might expect such a result, researchers found the immune function of this particular group of very active adult cyclists, ages 55 to 79, to be comparable to young adults in their 20s!
Related research indicates a pattern of lifelong exercise also enables you to retain healthy levels of muscle mass, muscle strength, body fat and cholesterol as you age. In a separate study,2 moderate- to high-intensity aerobic exercise at least four days a week was shown to boost the heart health and circulatory function of middle-aged adults, as compared to more moderate exercise three days a week.
If you have been putting off exercise, now is the time to reprioritize it, especially if you’re over 45. One researcher called these middle years the “sweet spot” for your heart and blood vessels because they still have some plasticity, and exercise promotes elasticity and oxygen flow. Whatever you do, reduce the amount of time you spend sitting and look for ways to get more exercise and movement into your daily routine. You’re certain to feel better and your immune system and heart will thank you.
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