Handmade Food

Jenny Gomes

Episode 95 – Healthy, Handmade Food

Healthy, handmade food was hard to come by when I was a child.

My mom would be the first to say that cooking was not her forte’.  But, lucky for her,  Mr. Swanson, Mrs. Stouffers and many others provided pre-cooked meals that could be bought at the super market and stored in the freezer until needed.

So, for many of us, cooking amounted to opening a package and heating a frozen or canned meal up on the stove or in the oven.

Hey, it was the “modern” way, wasn’t it?

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Episode 92 – Jennifer Osuch of Self Reliant School

self-reliance and parenting

Jennifer Osuch

Jennifer Osuch discovered the art of self-reliance through parenting.

As the mother of two children with asthma, she wanted to do whatever she could to reduce toxins and support their health. Through her research she learned techniques and skills that really made a difference.  She began to make healthy meals from scratch using old-fashioned techniques like canning and food dehydrating that also saved her time and money.

Jennifer  and her husband Bill teach people how to do these things and more on their website, Self Reliant School.

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Episode 90 – The Venus Project

The Venus ProjectI was blown away when I first learned about The Venus Project five years ago through a video on You Tube.

It’s creator, Jacque Fresco, had thought of everything needed for building and maintaining a society that actually allows humans to live the lives they long for.

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Episode 88 – Online Clothes Swap & Help for Bees

online clothes swapAn online clothes swap? What a great idea!

That’s what I thought when I first heard about SilkRoll, an online fashion-sharing community that aims to bring sustainability to the fashion industry.

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Homestead UpdateEpisode 87  – Homestead Update and Listener Tips

In this homestead update Marianne and I discuss chickens, irrigation, garden pests, listener sustainable living tips and much more.

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Michael Tellinger

Michael Tellinger

Episode 85 – Michael Tellinger

Michael Tellinger is a relentless questioner, taking no information for granted.

His investigation of the ancient stone circle structures found near his home of South Africa resulted in three books: Temples of the African Gods; Slave Species of god and Adam’s Calendar.

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Episode 83 – Community Nature Reserve

Community Nature Reserve

The neighbors responsible for Felixstowe’s Community Nature Reserve.

Dr. Adrian Cooper is on a mission to spread a new idea which could help to save local wildlife: the community nature reserve.

The term “community nature reserve” may bring up visions of national parks and there are certain similarities. Both community nature reserves and national parks are created to help support and protect wildlife. Both are also supported and frequented by nature lovers.

But unlike national or government-run nature conservation projects, community nature reserves are actually created by neighbors planting wildlife-friendly plants in their own backyards.

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Episode 79 – Bonding with Your Soil

 

Building a good relationship with your soil may not be high on your list of New Year’s resolutions.

Bonding with your soil

Linda Borghi

But it’s key to establishing a healthy, abundant garden, according to Linda Borghi.

In this episode of the podcast, Linda, co-founder of the online educational site, Farm-A-Yard,  returns to dig a little deeper into the topic of soil.

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Episode 76 – The Transition

There are lots of folks out there looking for ways to create an economic transition to a more resource-based system.

They’re done waiting for our government or other big organizations to take the first step.  Like our former guest, Michael E. V. Knight, they believe that real solutions will begin with individuals implementing new systems in their own lives and in their own communities.

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