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FOOD

The old adage “You are what you eat” is more important these days than ever before in human history. Everything you put into your body plays an integral part in the general health and overall well-being of that body. The only sure way to guarantee the quality of that food, is to grow as much of it as you can, and to do so can be a source of great pleasure and satisfaction as well.

Food Web

Food Web

Food Web is the ultimate integration between all your sources of food, so that each compliments and feeds the others. An efficient, connected system is more sustainable and cost effective.

 

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Animals

Animals

When considering growing your own food, nothing's more efficient for providing your family with the protein required for a healthy diet than keeping animals. Meat, lard, eggs, dairy, honey, are all invaluable and delicious.

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Plants

Plants

Plants, whether annuals or perennials, are an intricate part of any healthy diet. With just a little thought and work, you can sustainably provide your plate with fruits and vegetables. There is nothing more satisfying than a garden in full production.

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Mushrooms

Mushrooms

Mushrooms are one of the most mysterious lifeforms on this planet. But for all we don't know about them, some things are certain: they are excellent to eat, both nutritious and tasty, and they have considerable value medicinally. Most people are surprised at how easy it is to grow them at home.

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Gathering

Gathering

There is a vast quantity of food for both you and your animals to be harvested from the wild. Hunting and gathering are human's oldest forms of ensuring food, and it seems a shame to forget those skills now.

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Preservation

Preservation

Preservation is paramount to a year-round supply of food. There are many ways to preserve food, but the easiest methods for the self-producer are refrigeration, drying, and canning.

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Cooking

Cooking

Cooking can be demanding, both on energy consumption and your imagination. So here are some ideas on how to build low energy ways to cook, as well as a few of our favorite recipes.

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