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How to Use Garlic Flowers

| December 20, 2014 | 2 Comments

garlic flowers signGarlic Flowers

Garlic flowers are a delicious and delicate tasty treat.

Here, garlic specialist Dan Jason of Salt Spring Seeds, discusses how to cook them, when to harvest them and he explains why the garlic flowering tops need to be removed.

This sustainable practice allows the garlic flowers to be “deadheaded” but not thrown away.

The flavor of the garlic flower is not as strong as the cloves. It is like comparing green onions and onions.

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Making a Biodigester

| December 18, 2014 | 2 Comments

Biodigester = Biogas

Part of our plan for a sustainable lifestyle involves the use of a ‘Biodigester‘ to create ‘biogas‘.

biodigesterA biodigester produces biogas by breaking down organic matter in the absence of oxygen.
It is a renewable energy source, like solar and wind energy.

Biogas is produced by the fermentation of biodegradable materials such as manure, sewage and green waste, basically anything that will rot.

Biogas is mostly methane and carbon dioxide.

The methane produced as biogas from a biodigester is burnable and so it can be used as a fuel for cooking. It can be compressed and stored in the same way as propane.

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How to Make Toilet Paper – Naturally

| August 25, 2013 | 2 Comments
wooly lambs ear leaves

wooly lambs ear leaves

Toilet paper didn’t always exist. The original toilet paper was the medicinal herb “Wooly Lamb’s Ear”.

Brought over from England it was used back in the old days.  A smart plant choice because of its soft leaves and it was easily accessible. Back then how to make toilet paper was as simple as planting a garden.

How to Make Toilet Paper

Soft and pliable, wooly lamb’s ear is a natural and sustainable solution to adding pollution to our ocean’s water system. So how to make toilet paper? Grow it!

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