7 Easy-to-Grow Plants for Beginning Farmers


By Lauren Ware, About.com Guide

7 Easy-to-Grow Plants for Beginning Gardens http://slclk.about.com/?zi=1/veX

When I saw those crocuses, I thought: “Hey! Why don’t I have any of those in my yard?” Then I realized that you actually have to plant crocuses to get crocuses. (Seems mean.)

http://smallfarm.about.com/od/cropsandvegetables/ig/7easytogrowplants/bestplants007.htm

USDA-FSIS Recall Cases ~~ Nov 2013


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USDA logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Updated information is now available. An updated list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 065-2013, California Firm Recalls Grilled Chicken Salad Products Due To Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination (Nov 10, 2013).

Utah Firm Recalls Fully-Cooked-Not-Shelf-Stable, Ready-To-Eat Pork Roast Products Produced Under The Wrong Haccp Plan And For Mislabeling
Creminelli Fine Meats, LLC, a Salt Lake City, Utah, establishment, is recalling 31 pieces (approximately 101 pounds) of fully-cooked-not-shelf-stable,  ready-to-eat pork roast products because they were produced under the wrong Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan and for mislabeling

Wisconsin Firm Recalls Frozen Chicken Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen
Intevation Food Group, LLC, a Plover, Wis., establishment, is recalling approximately 156,924 pounds of frozen chicken fettuccine Alfredo products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The products contain egg, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label

Updated information is now available. An updated list of retail consignees has been posted for recall [066-2013], [Texas Firm Recalls Various Raw Poultry Products Produced Without the Benefit of Inspection], (November 13, 2013).

Texas Firm Recalls Various Raw Poultry Products Produced Without the Benefit of Inspection
Fran’s Fryers, a Milford, Texas, establishment, is recalling approximately 251 pounds of various raw poultry products because they were produced without the benefit of federal inspection.

Updated information is now available. An updated list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 065-2013California Firm Recalls Grilled Chicken Salad Products Due to Possible E. Coli 0157:H7 Contamination, November 10, 2013

Updated information is now available. An updated list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 059-2013 (October 22, 2013),recall 059-2013-expansion (October 26, 2013) and recall 059-2013-expansion-2 (November 4, 2013), Kansas Firm Recalls Chicken, Ham And Beef Products Due To Potential Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination.

Updated information is now available. An updated list of retail consignees has been posted for recall [059-2013], [California Firm Recalls Grilled Chicken Salad Products Due To Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination], (November 10, 2013).

California Firm Recalls Grilled Chicken Salad Products Due To Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination From this morning
Glass Onion Catering, a Richmond, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 181,620 pounds of ready-to-eat salads and sandwich wrap products with fully-cooked chicken and ham that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

Recall Notification Report 064-2013
Wycen Foods Inc., a San Leandro, Calif., establishment is recalling approximately 809 pounds of Chinese style chicken sausages, a dried snack food, because they are misbranded and contain monosodium glutamate (MSG), which is not declared on the label.

Kansas Firm Recalls Chicken, Ham and Beef Products Due To Potential Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination 
Reser’s Fine Foods, a Topeka, Kan. establishment, is expanding its recall of chicken, ham and beef products to include all products produced between Oct. 10 and Oct. 25, 2013. The company previously expanded its recall on Oct. 26, 2013,to include product produced between Sept. 5 and Oct. 9, 2013. This is in addition to the 22,800 pounds of product recalled on Oct. 22, 2013.

CARE2 ~~ Landfills, Trans Kids, Kill Parks and more


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Topiary Garden


I will always reblog this …

Pearl Fryar;  a Topiary Garden Artist in Bishop, SC and self-made man

his amazing gift for making shrubs into magnificent art pieces was very moving and yes i cried; if you see the show on cable it shows the son of a share-cropper who listened to his dad and made something of himself… as Pearl says while his neighbors, friends and some relatives wondered what was going on with this man so obsessed, so determined who truly loved but wanted to perfect his art, it became obvious that his gift…self-taught, was definitely centered from something deep within and beyond.  The viewer hears the history and witnesses the progress of his story …his idea of love, peace and goodwill in a town with racial tension he not only brought people into a town that was suffering economically but some folks from the area who normally avoided each other crossed paths just to see his artistry.

He is the subject of the 2006 documentary film, A Man Named Pearl.

Did you know ~


Pollen from a variety of common plants: sunflo...

Pollen from a variety of common plants: sunflower (Helianthus annuus), morning glory Ipomoea purpurea, hollyhock (Sildalcea malviflora), lily (Lilium auratum), primrose (Oenothera fruticosa) and castor bean (Ricinus communis). The image is magnified some x500, so the bean shaped grain in the bottom left corner is about 50 μm long. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Climate Change chief victims of global warming are women, women grow the food, walk miles for water and gather the firewood.

Fend off Allergies … by eating more leafy greens, having high levels of folic acid may decrease your risk of wheezing and silence some genes, including those of the immune system. author,Elizabeth Matsui MD

www.GoodGuide.com

Making a glass jar impacts our environment, you have to burn a gas furnace 24hrs at 2000 degrees, this consumes a  huge amount of energy.

According to the WTC wiping  your feet off before home entry can reduce tracking pesticides by 25%,removing shoes can cut the amount of dust by 10 times, clean carpets every 18months instead of every 12months and save money

The EPA states the air indoors is 2 to 5times more polluted, install smoke/carbon monoxide detectors, open windows daily, buy air cleaning plants, English ivy, Philodendron, spider; green cleaning recipes at Planetgreen.discovery.com

Rachel Carson‘s book Silent Spring, an early voice for our environment in 1962..get it

Buy local less packaging if you buy local, more fresh tasty choices …support local farmer’s markets and community gardens

Raising Beef accounts for possibly 18% or more of global warming emissions worldwide

You can reduce your carbon footprint just by switching to vegetarian meals for 1day,save about 860calories &9pounds of carbon,if done for 2weeks, a reduction of carbon by 122pounds and 12,460calories, losing about 3lbs or more.