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Growing your own

One of the best ways to assure the quality of your food is to grow it yourself. Start a food garden and learn the age-old skills of working with the soil, the satisfaction of being self-reliant and observing the cycle of seasons. Gardening is one of the best ways to connect to nature.

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Here are a few things to think about when starting a garden:

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Examples of practical self sufficiency

  • Buying fresh locally grown produce in bulk
  • Canning and freezing fresh foods for use all year
  • Growing your own vegetable garden
  • Planting your own fruit trees and berry plants
  • Raising your own poultry and small livestock for eggs and meat
  • Making you own wine, beer, cheese, sauerkraut, pickles and other things
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