California communities learn to become self-sufficient with mini gardens

Cooperation Humboldt, a transition initiative in Humboldt County in California, is providing mini-gardens for free to help communities in the state’s North Coast become self-sufficient and achieve food independence. The organization initially provided free lawn conversions but decided to shift its focus later on. Tamara McFarland, a leader within the cooperation, was concerned that the lawn conversion project failed to reach individuals who would benefit … Continue reading California communities learn to become self-sufficient with mini gardens

Trees talk to each other – science explains how

It turns out, “talking trees” exist beyond science fiction, says actual science. The idea of trees talking – and humans understanding them – is a hot topic in environmental science. But for Suzanne Simard, a biologist and a pioneer of inter-plant communication research from the University of British Columbia, the idea that trees talk isn’t up for debate. In her 1997 doctoral … Continue reading Trees talk to each other – science explains how

Long-term food independence: Fruit trees are a critical prep before SHTF

Are you making prepping plans for food independence over the long term? Plant fruit trees at your home and bug-out shelter to serve as a source of sustenance when SHTF. The typical fruit tree looks pretty enough that even the strictest neighborhoods will not mind if preppers plant them. Planting these trees is a stealthy prep that … Continue reading Long-term food independence: Fruit trees are a critical prep before SHTF

It’s time you grew your own fruit-bearing trees for food – here’s how

Preppers are resourceful individuals. They make the most out of what they have, including the space on their land or property. Growing your own food is a key component of prepping, and fruit trees are some of the best things to start planting around your land. Here are some tips for planting your own food-producing trees … Continue reading It’s time you grew your own fruit-bearing trees for food – here’s how

Experts call for the protection of mangrove patches, no matter how big or small, to preserve “incredibly important ecosystems”

  Scientists fear that the continued decline in mangrove forests could significantly impact the world’s biodiversity. In a statement, which they made during the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and published in the journal Science, they called the attention of governments from all over the globe to provide stronger protection for small but crucial swathes of mangroves. The case for protecting mangroves … Continue reading Experts call for the protection of mangrove patches, no matter how big or small, to preserve “incredibly important ecosystems”

A guide to planting fruit trees in poor-quality soil

Growing your own food is an essential skill when living off-grid, building your own homestead, or even when bugging out. In this endeavor, one of the things you must consider is the type of soil where you will grow your produce. Choosing the best ground for planting is crucial to the survival of whatever plant or tree you want to … Continue reading A guide to planting fruit trees in poor-quality soil

Trees are good for your emotional health: Study determines living on the edge of a forest is good for your brain

Being near and around nature will make anyone feel good – it’s not rocket science. But according to a report by Daily Mail, German scientists have now uncovered physical proof of the wonders that nature can do to a person’s psyche. The researchers conducted a study to assess stress-processing regions in the brain and how these develop to exposure … Continue reading Trees are good for your emotional health: Study determines living on the edge of a forest is good for your brain

Living Near Trees Improves Physical, Mental and Social Health

People living in areas with more parks, trees and grass live longer and happier lives, with less violence and improved mental and physical health, according to research presented at the conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Chicago. Humans are evolved organisms and the environment is our habitat," lead researcher Frances … Continue reading Living Near Trees Improves Physical, Mental and Social Health