Living Well Without a Job and With (Almost) No Money
Do you remember the story of Diogenes, the ancient Athenian crackpot? He was the one who gave away all his possessions because “People don’t own possessions, their possessions own them.” He had a drinking cup, but when he saw a child scoop up water by hand, he threw the cup away. To beat the housing crunch, he set up an abandoned wine barrel in a public park and lived in that.
Earthworms-A Gardners Best Friend
Improve your soil by attracting these mighty invertebrates
The Greenhouse Project
The American Seed Alliance has given away easily over 2 million seeds to those in need. We have shared produce with 100′s of people who needed it. In early October we set out to do more. Most of the winter here in Michigan we use to plan out the next growing season, however we were never able to help anyone other than send seeds and let’s face it you can’t eat seeds!
Beekeeping has suddenly become popular again, having been in decline for more than half a century. Honeybees have been in the news for all the wrong reasons: collapsing colonies, pesticide poisoning and parasitic mites – and all this bad news seems to have triggered an almost primitive desire in people to want to help and nurture this vitally-important insect that, despite all our scientific advances we still do not fully understand, but know that we cannot live without.
Grow $700 of Food in 100 Square Feet!
In 2007, I began to get lots of questions about growing food to help save money. Then, while working on my new book, Edible Landscaping, I had an aha! moment. As I was assembling statistics to show the wastefulness of the American obsession with turf, I wondered what the productivity of just a small part of American lawns would be if they were planted with edibles instead of grass.
Garden of Eaten Project Donations
Brussels sprout plants take up a fair amount of space, but the reward is a bountiful harvest of tasty sprouts. The sprouts, which look like mini cabbages, form along the 2- to 3-foot stems under umbrella-like foliage, and need up to 100 days to mature.
Growing potatoes is fun as well as practical, thanks to the development of disease-resistant varieties and varieties in a range of colors, shapes, and sizes. Native to the Andes mountains of South America, potatoes thrive in the cool northern half of the United States and the southern half of Canada.
posted under: Food Pantries by Cities
Food Bank of Alaska 2121 Spar Avenue Anchorage, AK – 99501 (907) 272-3663 Please contact us directly by phone to donate and/or volunteer. Abbott Loop Community Church 2626 Abbott Road Anchorage, AK – 99507 (907) 349-9641 Abbott Loop Community Church provides Food, Shelter and clothing to those in need within…
posted under: Food Pantries by State
Food Pantries by Alaska Cities: Anchorage (48) Aniak (2) Bethel (1) Big Lake (3) Dillingham (2) Douglas (2) Eagle River (3) Fairbanks (17) Fort Yukon (2) Haines (2) Homer (2) Hope (1) Houston (2) Juneau (9) Ketchikan (2) Klawock (2) Kodiak (1) Kotzebue (2) Meadow Lakes (1) Nome (1) North Pole (8) Palmer (7) Seward (1) Sitka (1) Soldotna (1) Talkeetna (2) Tok (1) Trapper Creek (2) Valdez (1) Wasilla (6) Willow (2) Wrangell (2)