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6 Delicious Weeds that You Can Eat

Delicious edible weeds can be found in your yardThe availability of nutritionally-dense food that is free from the clutches of corporate agriculture companies like Bayer AG and Monsanto is a growing concern to many people. And, while food security is indeed something to take seriously, few people are aware of their own already-available food grow…

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How Far Does Your Food Travel to Reach You?

Fruits and vegetables lose nutrition when they are shippedWhen we consider ways of contributing to the health of planet Earth, we usually consider things like recycling, reducing the amount we drive, eating more organic foods, or using less plastic. While all of these ideas are certainly worthy of our effort, few people consider the massive footprint of ea…

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7 Ways to Make Your Garden More Earth-Friendly

There are many ways to make your garden earth-friendlySpring has sprung and across the land, people are pulling out their rakes and spades, filling wheelbarrows with soil and preparing for another season of gardening. In some parts of the country, gardens are well underway but I can’t wait to get my hands dirty planting a wide variety of vegetables, he…

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Great Foods For Spring Detox

Living in a northern climate often means a long chilly break from fresh produce. By December, produce in the grocery store is looking questionable. By February, fruits and vegetables are low on flavor and even lower in nutrients.

That’s why I love the spring season.  Fresh produce is making its r…

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7 Medicinal Weeds Growing In Your Yard

We need to become more self-reliant in our use of natural medicines. That’s why I’ve started FoodHouseProject.com. Be sure to check out more of the content on the site. To help get you started, here are some of my favorite wild medicines growing in most peoples’ yards or gardens:

Chickweed:

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Happy Earth Day! Take the Food House Project Challenge

Grow your own food to celebrate Earth Day!

We're thrilled to officially launch FoodHouseProject.com on Earth Day! It seems fitting given what our site is all about: empowering everyone to start growing at least some of their own food to help reduce the burden on planet Earth. This is why my husband, Curtis, and I launched FoodHouseProje…

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The Surprising Food that Reduces Heart Disease Risk

Let’s face it:  most of us had a parent who would command us to eat our vegetables.  I recall my mom telling me “eat your spinach, it’s good for you” fairly frequently.  And, I’m sure my childhood wasn’t that different from most peoples’ at least when it comes to the regular parental vegetable int…

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7 Ways to Eat an Earth-Friendly Diet

Since 1970, people around the globe have been celebrating Earth Day on April 22nd.  Considering the state of our planet and the political, corporate and industrial forces that seem intent on destroying it, everyday should be Earth Day. Our world needs more care and healing and, in the absence of tru…

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Window Sill Greenhouse: Two Week Update

Those of you following our adventures remember that we took two storage bins without lids and made a window sill greenhouse for some organic potato cuttings. That was thirteen days ago and we have some good news: the potatoes are growing!

The first three plants have broken the surface and are…

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Urban Cultivator Makes Microgreen Growing Easy

The 130 year-old house Michelle and I bought does not have a proper kitchen. Previously transformed into an office and subsequently neglected by the former owner, the house has a small kitchenette with about a foot of counter space in what we are now using as a new laundry room (the house didn’t hav…

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Root Causes: The Link Between Degenerative Agriculture, Public Health and Climate Change

In case you missed it in January, I encourage you to check out the study released by the Lancet Commission on Obesity earlier this year.  It clearly and concisely documents the link between global crises that many people, particularly policy makers, don’t understand or don’t wish to acknowledge.…

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From Storage Bin To Window Sill Greenhouse

When you move, you often end up with assorted boxes and containers.  As survivors of numerous long distance moves, we have our share of plastic bins and over time, we misplace or break lids.  So, what do we do with the lidless bins?  Make a miniature windowsill greenhouse for potatoes!

We took…

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Seed Pots From Toilet Paper Rolls

Our community has a pretty good recycling program but we still try to find multiple uses for consumer products that typically have a single use. We aren’t making our own toilet paper yet (don’t see that on the short list of projects!) so we have these unbleached cardboard tubes when the roll is empt…

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Recipe for Great Health: Grow and Forage Your Own Food

Beautiful young woman in denim shirt harvesting pumpkinsThe Food House Project is all about empowering yourself through food self-sufficiency and food independence.  On the most elemental level, it means taking great care of your health.  My husband Curtis and I started this adventure many years ago, trying to become more responsible for our own food eve…

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Spring Equinox: Plant a Seed and Celebrate Life

Happy Spring Equinox.  Not only is today the first day of Spring, it is also "Plant a Seed Day."

In our part of the world, it is too early to break ground and start the food gardens outside but that won't stop us from planting inside: we have pots on the go, sprouts are sprouting and microgreens

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Dreaming of Spring and the Possibilities

It is still officially winter for another week but the abundant amount of snow on the ground suggests otherwise.  Today it was well above freezing and we woke up to the sound of dripping water and snow sliding off the roof.  Maybe spring is just around the corner...

We have been busy with the h…

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Eating Organic Food Can Dramatically Reduce Your Cancer Risk

Eating Organically Can Transform Your Health

At the Food House Project, we’re all about preserving the integrity of the food we eat. We’re not interested in putting residues of chemical pesticides known to disrupt hormones, cause brain diseases, and other health issues, into our bodies.

There are many great reasons to eat more organ…

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Launching the Food House Project

We’re about to launch our exciting project to turn our home from the 1800s and the acreage on which it sits into our dream home, complete with food self-sufficiency. I am an international bestselling and twenty-time published book author and blogger (for my own site DrMichelleCook.com as well as t…

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