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20th Century Drop in Nutrient Levels of Food

For the past 50 years or so, pushing for higher and higher crop yields without concern for nutrient levels has resulted in a dramatic decrease in the nutrient levels of our food. How do we change this trend? [social_buttons] As with one of my previous articles, my very health-conscious brother suggested that I look into […]

May 13th

Biochar: Improve Soil and Reduce Global Warming

[social_buttons] In addition to supplementing the soil with sea minerals, Claverach Farm and Vineyard also adds biochar. Biochar is basically charcoal, but instead of being used for fuel, it’s used for capturing and storing carbon in the soil. Because biochar can sequester carbon in the soil for thousands of years, it might be able to […]

April 20th

Maintaining Healthy Soil: A Gardener’s Duty

Soil is one of a gardener’s most important resources, and preserving its health and vitality one of our most crucial responsibilities. Nourish the soil sustainably and you’ll be rewarded with healthier plants and bountiful harvests for years to come. I was reading National Geographic the other day, and came across an article on soil called […]

May 15th

Are Vegetables as Good for You as They Used to Be?

According to research published in The Journal of HortScience, produce now lacks not only the taste, but also the amount of nutrients it had just 50 years ago. Vegetables today are larger, but contain more “dry matter” which dilutes the concentrations of minerals.  This results in 5% to 40% less magnesium, iron, calcium, and zinc. […]

March 15th

Superfood Recipe: Kale Chips

This superfood can be found in most grocery stores all year round, but is truly in season from the middle of winter to the first part of spring.   During this time it tastes its best, and is most widely available. Kale, (along with its relatives such as Brussels sprouts, collard greens, and cabbage) is full […]

February 5th

8 Easy Nutrition Tips to Combat Stress

Stress… it’s something we deal with on a daily basis.  Some of us take it all in stride, others let it build up to the breaking point. When we experience stress too often, our autonomic nervous system rarely has a chance to activate the relaxation response.  This can eventually lead to physical or emotional illnesses […]

January 28th