Mono Orange Juice Diet—Day 55 ♥

A short video taken on Day 55 of an Organic Orange Juice Mono Diet ♥. For daily details, please see: orangejuicegirl.blogspot.com I believe that Mono Orange Juice Diets have the potential to help the body to house-clean, whilst also providing great energy and great nutrients. With any raw diet, only your own body knows what works best for it, so this may not be the most optimal mono diet for everyone. So when deciding on a mono diet, listening to your own body is , I feel, vital. For more information on fruitarian, fruit and mono diets, please see my main website: www.fruitgod.com Thank you for watching ♥
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How to manage an ecological garden effectively

How to manage an ecological garden effectively

Managing an ecological garden is different to managing a traditional vegetable garden.  With an ecological garden, there is far less to do.  As you become the observer and allow nature to take over as head gardener, you will notice that the garden is in a continual state of gentle change, just like a natural ecosystem.  It can be difficult for the traditional gardener to stand back and observe as we, human beings, like to control things.  This style of gardening calls for a great deal of faith in natural laws. Sure, there will be times when you need to step in and direct the system in a certain way; however that is almost always because a certain plant species is getting too successful and the system is at risk of losing diversity.

 

Natural Pest Management

The dense mixed-up nature of the ecological garden creates a natural form of pest management.  Pests generally locate their target plant species using sight or smell.  Imagine how much more difficult it is to see your target plant when its outline is blurred by a sea of green.  And how on earth could you smell your target plant when there are so many conflicting smells.

 

No More Need to Rotate Crops

Crop rotation is practiced by dedicated gardeners for a very good reason.  Different plants require different minerals from the soil, in different proportions.  After an area has been planted with a certain species, the soil can be left depleted of certain minerals.  To lessen the effects of this depletion a different crop will be planted in the area the following year.  In addition, many gardeners rest their garden beds periodically and grow a green manure crop, usually a legume such as Lucerne or field peas.  These plants add nitrogen from the atmosphere through a process called nitrogen-fixing.  However, crop rotation simply isn’t necessary with ecological gardening because the mixed-up planting arrangement counteracts the effects of mineral depletion because a single species doesn’t dominate a single area.  Likewise, green manure crops are not necessary as nitrogen is topped up in two ways.  Firstly, through planting edible legumes such as peas and beans within the jungle-like mass.  And secondly, by the addition of compost to the surface of any bare areas.

 

Composting

Compost is an important part of the ecological garden and is a very valuable commodity.  To me, composting is a way of building valuable nutrients that will, one day, feed me and my family.  The average person buys food from a shop, consumes it and then sends the waste away.  This is simply buying nutrients, taking what you need for that precise moment, and disregarding the remainder.  It’s a nutrient flow that only flows in one direction, like a fancy car roaring down the road.  You admire the car for a moment, but after a second or two, it’s gone.

 

My goal is to slow down the car and then get it to do a U-turn.  I want to keep the nutrients within my property where I can capitalize on them.  By doing this, I am able to use the nutrients again, so I don’t have to buy them for a second time.  In effect, I am creating a system that is self-sustainable.  Composting is a vehicle in which we are able to create a nutrient cycle within our property.  We are part of that cycle because we consume the nutrients when they are, for a brief time, in a useful form.  Then they return to the compost and slowly make their way into another useful form where we consume them again.  This cycle can go on and on indefinitely.

 

Throw away the hoe

Natural ecosystems don’t require gardeners with shovels and hoes to come along every season to turn their soil, and neither does an ecological garden.  However, it is best not to walk on the garden beds as this will cause unnecessary compaction.  Of course, this requires the installation of permanent pathways that are positioned in a way that the gardener can obtain access to the plot.

 

Digging soil upsets the soil structure which, in turn, reduces the soil’s ability to pass on valuable nutrients to plants.  The loss of soil structure also reduces the soil’s ability to hold water.  Developing good soil structure is actually the best water conserving technique I know, and when practiced in conjunction with a dense planting arrangement creates a holistic soil ecology management plan.  A dense planting arrangement will shade the soils surface, stopping surface crusting which causes runoff and nutrient depletion.  Developing good deeper structure will allow soil organisms to do what they do best – turn organic matter into available plant nutrients.

 

Self Seeding

If you are lucky enough to visit a pristine rainforest you will probably be awestruck by the towering canopy.  However, the future of the rainforest lies in the soil in the form of seeds – tiny cells of life waiting for their opportunity to prosper.  If we are going to create an ecological garden then we have to make sure it too, has a future.  By allowing some plants to go to seed, we can build up seed stores, just like the rainforest.  And like the rainforest, we should aim to have thousands of seeds of many varieties spread right across our plot.  Most of these seeds will never germinate because in the ecological garden the niche spaces are so tightly filled that opportunities for new life are limited.  However, eventually a plant will be eaten and an empty niche space will appear.  If we have thousands of seeds lying dormant, the chances of the niche space being filled with something desirable are pretty good

Learn how to set up an organic vegetable garden that requires only 8 hours work per year! Discover how to plant an organic vegetable garden you can harvest ever day regardless of where you live HERE.

Late Summer 09 Dome Greenhouse Update

The bubble of life…one year ago this was a patch of dirt, and now it is a universe of little ecosystems. One person can do so much. Be a selfish person and grow the best possible food ever for you and and your family!! You deserve it! And the spiritual uplift that I get while working in the dome cannot be purchase…I truly feel amazing when Im sitting inside. Im so glad I got the dome greenhouse…changed my life!

KristensRaw.com http In Part 1, I’m weighing the pros and cons of two juicers in this episode (Green Star and Breville). Part 2 shows a third juicer that has recently joined my family.
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Garden Supplies Online – the Choices are Wider

Garden Supplies Online – the Choices are Wider

Some people prefer to go to a local home store or nursery to purchase their gardening supplies but you may be surprised to learn that when you look to buy garden supplies online you will find such a wide variety of products available. I just recently realized that myself.

With the current First Lady promoting having your own vegetable garden more and more people are becoming interested in doing so and are starting out by purchasing their garden supplies online. I think you will be excited when you start your search as you see the variety of stuff available.

Are you aware of the benefits of having your own garden? Apart from the fact that it is a very relaxing activity for you to do, you will also have fresh fruits and vegetables to consume for you and your family if this is what you choose to grow. This can be excellent for your long term health and that of your family.

There has been so much talk about residual pesticides on the fruits and vegetables we buy at the store so by having your own backyard garden you control what goes into growing your fruits and vegetables.

Even if you do not plan on growing fruits and vegetables but instead plan on growing regular plants you still have to consider your own exposure to pesticides or fertilizers as well as your pets if you have any.

My suggestion would be to only use organic gardening supplies to keep that concern about residual pesticides as a non-issue. You can get organic soil, organic pest control products, organic fertilizers so everything you need to grow anything organically is available for you.

Certain things you will always want to purchase at your local garden supplies store but for a wider variety of stuff check for garden supplies online.

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Pan Seared Chicken w/Strawberry’s & Balsamic Glaze

Strawberry’s aren’t just for Breakfast and Dessert! They are great for dinner!! For more delicious dinner recipes, please visit: www.danispies.com

A video that I created for my A-Level art exam project. Theme: ‘Transitions’ Song: Soldier’s Poem – Muse Exam Time: 12 hours Editing Software: Final Cut Studio Pro (Please click ‘watch in high quality’ [beneath 'Views'] to watch!) The video is projected in the final piece alongside a second video projection of five pieces of fruit rotting, which can be found under the following link: www.youtube.com —– The exam piece, centred around the theme of ‘Transitions’, takes its inspiration from the short movie Evolution, produced by Ogilvy & Mather as part of the ‘Campaign For Beauty’ by cosmetics giant, Dove. Whilst the concept has been extracted, the style and motion of this video is vastly different from that of Dove’s. The project combines two entirely separate transitions: time-lapsed rotting fruit, and a stylized video of an ordinary woman being transformed into a beautiful model for a cosmetics company. These two seemingly bizarre transitions present a stark contrast of ‘synthetic’ transition against ‘organic’ transition, and highlight the differences between each. As the fruit both rots and then replenishes, the viewer is left with an ambiguous interpretation as to how this parallels the video. On the one hand, the time-reversed clip of the natural decayed mess blossoming into plush, unblemished fruit parallels the face in the video by becoming falsely beautified and idealized. The fruit itself is, indeed, artificially enhanced by supermarkets who attempt to give an

Using Organic Fertilizers

Using Organic Fertilizers

Organic fertilizers are a key element to set a productive organic garden. The first step when starting your own garden is to take care of the soil. In this article I’ll talk about some important organic fertilizers and how they enrich your soil.

Types of Organic Fertilizers

• Animal Manures

• Compost

• Peat

• Humic and Fluvic Acid

1. Manure

Manure from cows, sheep, horse, goat, etc. You can get it yourself; buy it in a farm directly or at garden centers. Using manure in the garden has numerous benefits. Manure is packed with nutrients that plants need, like nitrogen. Using manure as fertilizer keeps plants healthy and green. As the soil absorbs manure, nutrients are released, enriching the soil, which in turn helps plants.

2. Compost

Compost is made of a mixture of organic waste (kitchen waste, weeds, straw, manure, ash) and brown waste. Composting is very simple, and it can be practiced by you at home. Compost soil is very rich soil, this is the kind of soil you need when you want to grow your own organic garden.

Making compost may be considered complex by some persons, all you need is to use the right ingredients; cocoa hulls, worm compost, fermented chicken, pig and sheep manure, vegetative kitchen scrapes, agricultural residues, weeds, aquarium water, algae, vegetative kitchen scraps are some of the most common ingredients. As we see, there are many things we can use to make de perfect compost.

3. Peat

Farmers and gardeners are using peat more and more often these days. Peat has a lot of benefits: retains moisture in soil when its dry and prevents water excess when is too wet, preserving the roots. It also store nutrients making the soil richer.

4. Humic and Fluvic Acid

The Humic and Fluvic acid are very good substances to the soil: unblock minerals, fix nutrients, activate microbial flora among other benefits.

The Fluvic acid is extracted from organic substances, extraction is made by a solution of sodium hydroxide, which dissolves much of the organic matter. After that they add enough acid to drop its pH to about 2, organic material will begin to flocculate and then can be separated from the liquid portion. The liquid is what we call fluvic acid, and the flocculated material is de humic acid.

Now that you know all your organic options, you only need to find out what kind of soil you have to start preparing it! If you want more info, visit Family Organic Garden

Laura is an Organic Gardening Enthusiast who enjoys helping other folks get started with this wonderful and rewarding experience. She was inspired by the “Family Organic Gardening” Guide. Visit www.familyorganicgarden.com to find out more.

Joseph Israel in the mulberry tree-Live foods – a healthy life

Join Joseph Israel at neighbor Gunter’s Yard- in the Fruitful Anderson Valley California. Pure Joy Love Life !!Mulberries are an excellent source of vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin K and iron. They are also a good source of dietary fiber, riboflavin, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium. Resveratrol, an antioxidant found in red grapes and red wine, has been heavily publicized for its positive health benefits. These benefits include lowering cholesterol, preventing cancer, blood clots, diabetes and aiding in weight loss. Read more: rawlife.com

Is Organic SEO a Fruit or Vegetable?

Is Organic SEO a Fruit or Vegetable?

Is Organic SEO a Fruit or Vegetable?

             If you have a website and ask the above question, you really need to read this. If, however, you have experience with Organic SEO, this first article is not for you. SEO is an acronym for Search Engine Optimization. This does NOT mean optimizing search engines such as Google or Yahoo. SEO is the “science” behind  your website ranking with the various search engines on a results page of an Internet query without paying for your position. WHAT??? Simply- SEO helps your website show up in a search result when someone is looking for your product or service. The higher on the list that you “show up” or rank, the better exposure you have to these potential visitors.  .

            What is Organic SEO you may ask… For your website to rank with the search engines “naturally” (organically), your website will be placed within the search results in the list of 10 companies on that page: an example of this is:     

            Why is Organic SEO important to your business? I am assuming that those reading this are somewhat comfortable with the Internet and your business does have a website (if your answer is no to the previous statement- welcome to 2008). Did you know that the second highest Internet activity is the act of searching using search engines( second behind e-mailing if your were curious)? Also, 85% of those Internet users will buy from those companies ORGANICALLY listed. How much business are you losing from not being organically optimized? It has also been shown that your rate of return is the highest for organic SEO marketing versus other forms. 

              If your website is NOT ranking (coming up) within the first three pages of a search for your service or product, you might at well not even be expecting sales from online traffic.Did you know that  93% of Internet users DO NOT look past the third page of their search results. Many small and mid sized companies can not compete with their larger competition for the top positions for paid Internet marketing. Paid positions and Internet marketing are like real estate; the best locations cost the most. Organic SEO allows the smaller companies to compete directly with their larger competition without needing their deep marketing budgets .

              How does Organic SEO work? SEO and ranking well is a moving target. Professional SEO firms have studied and are familiar with the search engines’ “formulas” for ranking sites. However, these engines are ever changing. There are very simple changes that you can make to your site to help- those will be discussed in a later issue. The most important stage of any SEO campaign is keyword research- again- we will discuss at a later date. Keyword analysis is the first step of any professional  SEO campaign.     

              Your homework is to come up with 5 keywords or keyphrases which you think potential visitors will be typing into Google, Yahoo or MSN to find your service or product. Then, contact me at kdorsey@globalseoresults.com with this list and I will tell you how many searches per day those keywords or phrases are receiving and where your site is ranking with those keywords.   

              I do hope that you now understand what SEO stands for and what is Organic SEO. If not- contact me directly to discuss this in further detail. Organic SEO is essential if you expect sales through your website. Don’t ignore the importance of it- your competitors aren’t!    

Kathleen Dorsey is the Founder of Global Results and has been a successful business owner since 1999. She enjoys given small to mid-sized companies the Internet marketing boost they need through Organic SEO techniques. She can be reached at 1-800-408-0093 x 210 or kdorsey@globalseoresults.com

It’s important to water organic lettuce seeds consistently in order to help them germinate. Learn some helpful tips for watering lettuce seeds from aprofessional organic gardener in this free gardening video. Expert: Jeff Belli Bio: Jeff Belli heads his own business, Chi of Me, located in middle Tennessee. Coming from a family with a long tradition in gardening, Jeff is passionate about having a positive impact on Mother Earth. Filmmaker: Doug Craig
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Fish Fertiliser and Seaweed Fertiliser: The All Natural Organic Fertiliser

Fish Fertiliser and Seaweed Fertiliser: The All Natural Organic Fertiliser

If you have a huge backyard that is just perfect for a nice organic garden, why don’t you try organic veg and fruit growing? Nowadays, being practical can go a long way and can help you save enough money for your other important needs. Growing fruits and vegetables in your own backyard is one very practical way of obtaining food without having to spend so much money on grocery shopping. You just have to invest in a natural organic fertiliser – such as fish fertiliser and seaweed fertiliser - which is essential to the plants’ growth.

Other than being a practical source of food, having your own organic veg and fruits garden can also provide you with the opportunity to bond with your family, especially if your children are still young. Planting seeds of fruit-bearing plants can be a fun family activity that can accommodate every member of the family regardless of age. This can also be a great learning tool for the young ones as you can explain to them how plants grow while you’re actually digging the soil and planting seeds. They will surely be fascinated by the science behind growing fruits and veggies and how they end up on our dinner plates.

Maybe you are wondering about the cost of starting and maintaining an organic veg and fruits garden. Do not worry. Since what you’re planning to set up is an organic garden, you do not have to spend so much on expensive artificial fertilizers – buy types of natural organic fertiliser instead.Among the most common kinds of organic soil vitamins are fish fertiliser and seaweed fertiliser, which are proven effective in helping plants grow faster while keeping the all-organic characteristic of fruits and vegetables. You should also invest in durable tools that will make your work easier, like a strong shovel, a rake, a trowel and a watering can so you can have a smooth gardening experience.

You may choose to plant any kind of vegetable and fruit in your organic garden as long as there is enough space for them to grow. However, it is prudent to ask your kids what their favorite fruits and veggies are so that you will know which ones to plant first. Of course, feel free to plant fruits and veggies that you prefer; after all, it is your backyard.

The fun in organic veg and fruit growing is in the harvesting of the goods. You may opt to do this activity with your children and the rest of the family as well. Then you can cook and enjoy a sumptuous meal made from the organic veggies that you grew. If you have too much to harvest, you may share the excess with your other relatives or neighbors so that nothing will go to waste. In the long run, if you consistently harvest a large amount of fruits and vegetables from your organic garden, you can sell your produce and earn extra cash. Of course, this can be achieved faster if you religiously use an all natural organic fertiliser.

Are you looking for more information regarding seaweed fertiliser ?  Visit www.ajproducts.com.au today!

Removing Tomato Suckers

The side shoots that show up between the stem and a branch of a tomato plant is a sucker. Farmers usually leave the suckers on the plant where each sucker turns into another branch with blossoms, fruit and more suckers. In a home garden where you may choose to grow your tomatoes vertically, it is important to remove the suckers. A tomato plant that has its suckers removed will set less fruit but the fruit will be larger.
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