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The Three Sisters of Food Resilience and Proper Seed Saving, Part 1

Listen Now Instructor: Jim Phillips (view profile) Guest: Carol Deppe Being a Resilient Gardener will lead to food resilience — being able to produce the staples needed to sustain you and your household if and when the time arises.  At the core of producing sufficient calories and protein from your own garden are the “Three-Sisters” of […]

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Nutritious Greens to Go Along with Your Staples

Listen Now Instructor: Jim Phillips (view profile) Guest: Carol Deppe Carol’s focus, in her book and in the classes she teaches, is helping people become “Resilient Gardeners” like her. From Carol we’ll learn about the importance of growing and using the nutrition-packed leafy greens and rediscovering “pot herbs”. Her greens are different than what most “good-times” […]

Climate Change Gardening

Gardening for Increasingly “Weirding” Weather

Listen Now Instructor: Jim Phillips (view profile) Guest: Carol Deppe The production of food from gardens and farms is critically linked to weather and climate. For the past several generations we’ve been able to plant when and where we do because of long-term climate and weather patterns.  As gardeners and farmers, we have learned to […]

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When Technology Fails

Listen Now Instructor: Jim Phillips (view profile) Guest: Matthew Stein “Technology will fail. You can count on it …..  [We are in] a pattern of living so suffused with, and linked by powered tool and information systems, that we have become overwhelming as a species, but utterly vulnerable as individuals.” So begins Mat Stein’s book. Is this […]

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An Egg Laying Flock is for Your Well-Being AND Your Garden’s

Listen Now Instructor: Jim Phillips (view profile) Guest: Carol Deppe For long-term sustainability, a laying flock is very important for your personal health as well as the health of your garden. These ambitious animals will convert weeds, insects and other pests into vital essential fatty acids that your body needs during hard times. In this […]

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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 […]