Saturday, December 19, 2009

Organic Greenhouse Part 2 Container Gardening

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In this second part of three segments featuring the SpringHouse portable greenhouse by, we learn how to do container planting! First we visit our local Farmer's Market to meet up with Steve Rehn of to get some organic plantings and to learn how to transplant them for growing in our portable greenhouse. Then we take what we learned and using earth-friendly pots, we transplant the organic veggies, herbs and edible flowers into their new home!

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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

SpringHouse portable Greenhouse

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In this first of two segments from Organic Living TV featuring the "SpringHouse" portable greenhouse, we meet up with our very own Gastronaut and Sustainability Reporter Chris Nolder to show us how quick and easy it is for anyone to have their own personal greenhouse! Stay tuned for our next segment where we visit with Cole Canyon Organic Farm to pick up fantastic organic herbs, vegetables, fruits and edible flower plantings to go into our "SpringHouse" portable greenhouse!

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Friday, May 16, 2008

From boom to bust, family farmers beware!

It's such a struggle to run and maintain a family farm. We're out there almost every episode of our show filming amazing, heart warming stories about family run organic and bio-dynamic farms that are just beginning to see some profits from all their efforts.

The issue is that with the boom, many family farmers get sucked into the notion that expansion for maximizing profits is a better path, rather than keeping the lower foot print, sustainable course.

We all have to be mindful of what happened in the 70's and 80's when family farms lost everything to bad bank debt, brought on by over-extended loans and futures on crops going south.

OK, so we're not a TV series about farmers and farming per se, but we are a cooking show (and human beings) that derive everything we do and live on from the efforts of family farms around the world. So we hope and pray that no matter how the market turns, that these farms will survive and thrive - because we all really do rely on them for sustenance.

For some more information on crop futures, ethanol and other aspects of 'ag-business' - here's an informative story from Reuters news:

Peace, Love and Organics!
Hippy Gourmet Team

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