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3 Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Homestead

SNLS | May 9, 2019

The late American steel magnate Charles Michael Schwab was quoted as saying: “I find my greatest happiness in thinking of those days in Homestead when I labored to bring a thing to perfection entirely by myself. In the evenings, I would go into the hills and look down on my work, and I knew that it was good, and my heart was elated.” Summer is without a doubt the time of year that a homestead is at its most beautiful. It is, however, also a time of extremely hard work. If you are prone to be overwhelmed by the sheer

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Communal Living And Radical Sharing – Is This Lifestyle For You?

SNLS | May 9, 2019

  “I was looking for a place where I would have a sense of family and belonging, and where I could be more ecologically sustainable,” says Tanuki, age 34. Becky, 23, was seeking somewhere more natural, that would allow her to live more holistically. “I wanted to live somewhere where I could get to know people as whole people, not just as my room-mate, or my co-worker,” she explains. They’ve both chosen to make their homes in one of the six intentional communities located in Louisa County, a 45-minute drive from Charlottesville, Virginia. Born out of the counter-culture communes of

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LA County Stops the Use of Roundup Weedkiller on All County Property

SNLS | May 3, 2019

Another blow comes to the herbicide giant Monsanto, as Los Angeles County decides to stop the use of all RoudUp weedkiller products for lawn control until further research has been conducted about the health benefits of the main ingredient, glyphosate. Ongoing Legal Actions Against Monstanto’s Roundup Weedkiller This news came the same day that a jury in the District Court for Northern California found Monsanto guilty of causing cancer in a California man named Edwin Hardeman.  He used the product for years and often got the product on his hands or face, he testified. His verdict was the first of

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Why so many are choosing Solar Passive Houses

SNLS | May 1, 2019

Solar passive houses are the name of ease – a brief discussion   Passive solar houses have made it possible to live with minimal temperature variations. Without investing any money in heating or cooling, you can save dramatically on these bills. Of course, it sounds too good to be true, but it is a reality nonetheless. Many people are already making the most of solar passive homes. They are not only saving money but living a comfortable lifestyle too. This design keeps the residents inside the solar passive house at ease, here is how: Energy efficient When it comes to

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Homeless No More – Behind the Scenes at Austin’s Famous Tiny House Community

SNLS | April 24, 2019

Austin’s Tiny Home Community for the Chronically Homeless This week my friend Krista and I camped in a Tipi and took at tour of the intentional community comprised of custom tiny homes and RVs called Community First! Village. Located in Austin, Texas, this community was founded by Mobile Loaves and Fishes, a Christian based nonprofit that feeds the many hungry people who live in this region. The Community First! village was started in an effort to provide housing, stability, and opportunity for the chronically homeless in Austin. The first rule is, they must pay rent!  Micro work opportunities are offered

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Homeless No More – Behind the Scenes at Austin’s Famous Tiny House Community

SNLS | April 24, 2019

Austin’s Tiny Home Community for the Chronically Homeless This week my friend Krista and I camped in a Tipi and took at tour of the intentional community comprised of custom tiny homes and RVs called Community First! Village. Located in Austin, Texas, this community was founded by Mobile Loaves and Fishes, a Christian based nonprofit that feeds the many hungry people who live in this region. The Community First! village was started in an effort to provide housing, stability, and opportunity for the chronically homeless in Austin. The first rule is, they must pay rent!  Micro work opportunities are offered

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Homeless No More – Behind the Scenes at Austin’s Famous Tiny House Community

SNLS | April 24, 2019

Austin’s Tiny Home Community for the Chronically Homeless This week my friend Krista and I camped in a Tipi and took at tour of the intentional community comprised of custom tiny homes and RVs called Community First! Village. Located in Austin, Texas, this community was founded by Mobile Loaves and Fishes, a Christian based nonprofit that feeds the many hungry people who live in this region. The Community First! village was started in an effort to provide housing, stability, and opportunity for the chronically homeless in Austin. The first rule is, they must pay rent!  Micro work opportunities are offered

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Hunting Guide for Morel Mushrooms

SNLS | April 20, 2019

Hunting for Morel Mushrooms When the trees are sporting their new green leaves and the ground is warm and damp, it is spring in Minnesota and it is time to get into the woods and look for morel mushrooms. This has become one of my favorite springtime traditions.  My husband Adam, introduced me to morels several years ago. I still can’t believe something that delicious had gone under my radar for so many years! Once you get a taste of morels there is no going back. They are delicious. I know many people don’t like mushrooms, but I am willing

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Monsanto Found GUILTY of Poisoning a Farmer in France

SNLS | April 18, 2019

Pesticide giant Monsanto has taken another major legal blow in the recent verdict by a French appeals court, finding the company guilty of poisoning a farmer who has suffered massive neurological damage after inhaling one of their products. Global organic food advocates have rallied against Monsanto for years, crying out against the toxic chemicals they sell to farmers to spray on our global food supply.  Only now is the seemingly unstoppable corporation facing an upswing legal ramifications. More form the Homestead Guru: Monsanto’s RoundUp Faces New Safety Doubts Over Unsealed Documents According to The Guardian, the French farmer named Paul

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UN Expert: To End World Hunger, Plant a Garden

SNLS | April 8, 2019

How to Actually End World Hunger? With all of the technological advances in the agricultural industry, why are we facing increasing health problems? An even bigger question, why are people still starving to death? If mass production of our food is really geared toward feeding the hungry, no one in our global population should to go to bed hungry or face malnourishment. Let’s take a closer look at why we are still facing these issues. Pesticides Large scale farms are causing massive damage to our environment and still not solving our food crisis. One major issue is the rivers, ponds,

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