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Growing Food and Urban Agriculture

Wild Foods
"What if I was stranded or lost and needed something to eat... was unable to get out of my home to get food due to a disaster... I needed to supplement my diet with natural foods free of pesticides and additives? The answer may be wild foods. Wild foods grow abundantly in nature, in every corner of the world and provide a bounty of free nutrition. Wild food is found everywhere, in the backyard, fields and woodlands." Posted March 31, 2004

Food for Everyone Foundation
"Dr. Jacob Mittleider has spent decades teaching and growing all over the world, perfecting his incredible gardening techniques. Many organizations raise money to feed the hungry, however Dr. Mittleider lives by the profound maxim: "Give a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he'll feed his family for a lifetime." Because of this belief, Dr. Mittleider has dedicated his life to teaching people everywhere how to be self-sufficient by growing super high-yield gardens, even in small boxes or soil plots." Posted March 26, 2002

Urban Food Garden in Pasadena, California
"This year we have attempted to grow as much of our own food as possible in the city (See Facts & Stats). In our society growing food yourself has become the most radical of acts. It is truly the only effective protest, one that can - and will - overturn the corporate powers that be." Posted August 2, 2001

Sprouting at Home
Fresh organic vegetables every day from a square foot of counter space. Updated February 24, 2000

Gardening Questions? Visit one of these sites.
The Internet is a treasure chest full of gardening secrets and these excellent sites will link you to many of them.

Tree Mushroom Cultivation Relieves Poverty
Su Decheng, a mushroom scientist from China, reports that in one county he worked in, "the average annual income per capita reached 1,800 Chinese yan (CN $300) in 1993, and 75% of it came from mushrooms." Just a few years earlier before mushroom growing technology had been introduced, the yearly income of the population was less than 300 Chinese yan (CN $50) Updated December 27, 1999

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Revised March 26, 2002

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