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Beans: Powerful Protein for Now and in Hard Times

Listen Now Instructor: Jim Phillips (view profile) Guest: Carol Deppe “Dry beans, peas, lentils, and other grain legumes represent the richest source of protein we can find in the plant world”, says Carol Deppe, author and gardening expert. “Legumes are also excellent sources of carbohydrates, good sources of calories as well as protein staples. Beans are […]

PALS Arctic Mukluks Workshop

You know the importance of cold weather clothing in emergency situations. Don’t lose heat from your feet! These PALS Arctic Mukluks will keep your feet warm in -40 degree temperatures. They are an essential piece of your cold weather gear! The workshop will be held SATURDAY JULY 30 at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi to learn how […]

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Squash – A Tasty Staple for All Seasons, and Hard Times

Listen Now Instructor: Jim Phillips (view profile) Guest: Carol Deppe To quote Carol, “Squash in the supermarkets, and even those in the farmer’s markets are often not of the best varieties.  However, even the good early varieties are picked immature.  Then they are sold uncured.  Cucurbita maxima (the most common “winter squash”) varieties should have […]

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Potatoes — Critical for Well-Being in Hard Times

Listen Now Instructor: Jim Phillips (view profile) Guest: Carol Deppe This underground tuber gets little respect…after all it’s just a potato. However, when it comes to survival gardening, the potato is a powerhouse.  Increase your respect for this oft overlooked underground wonder.  A survival garden needs to produce lots of calories.  In temperate regions, potatoes […]

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Essential Nutrients From the Soil for Wellness

Listen Now Instructor: Jim Phillips (view profile) Guest: Dr. Claudia Keyworth Most Americans are missing adequate quantities of several minerals in their diet, all of which have a significant impact on their health and well-being. In this week’s program, we’ll discuss essential soil nutrients and why these minerals are vital for health and wellness. The […]

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Corn – Vital Staple for Resilience in Uncertain Times

Listen Now Instructor: Jim Phillips (view profile) Guest: Carol Deppe When most people think of eating corn, what comes to mind is sweet corn on the cob, crumbly cornbread, bland tortillas and hot popcorn smothered in butter. There’s much more to this grain than these “modern” choices. There are “old” ways to eat different types […]

Gardening for Uncertain Times

Become a Resilient Gardener for Uncertain Times

Listen Now Instructor: Jim Phillips (view profile) Guest: Carol Deppe Most people understand the concept that being prepared for future uncertain times includes some form of gardening.  Unfortunately, most gardening books, classes and people’s gardening experience are with hobby gardens, or as Carol Deppe, author of The Resilient Gardener describes them, “Good Times Gardens.” Should the […]