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      Stop paying for fresh food when you can grow all you need for almost no effort.
      Stop eating fresh food that you don't know about: Pesticides? Bacteria? Genetically modfied?
      Start eating right and protect yourself and your family and put $5000 back in your pocket.

      Food. It's the most the most important thing to all of us. I bet you didn't realise just how much you could save on your food bill each year. We researched and calculated the average family spends around $5000 per year on fresh food. That is a huge amount of money considering the average family earns less than $100,000 per year. That is almost 5% of your income you could save on your food bill.
      Seriously. Control your food bill and you will get more control over your finances.
      Consider this. If I told you all you needed to do was  (read more)

      Global Warming. Health Problems. Obesity. Mental Ilness. Rising Food Prices.Food  Shortages. Declining Food Quality.All these problems can be solved with one simple solution. Grow your own food in your own backyard. That’s the number one reason why Jonathan and I teamed up to produce Food4Wealth.  We wanted to create an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand, step-by-step manual for people who have never grown food before.

      I met Jonathan through a mutual friend and we got talking about issues such as food quality and its effect on health. My interest is in how the food we eat affects our mental health and can actually do more harm to our body than provide it with the nutrients we need. I had done a lot of reading and research about health and food and how the food that is grown today has fewer nutrients than generations ago. I explained to Jonathan my concerns and asked him how we can educate the world and effect a change on commercial agricultural practices.
      (read more)

      Alkaline diets are a popular choice for people who want to achieve optimum good health. However, many people don't actually understand this diet or how it works. The concept is actually fairly simple - the diet just focuses on regaining the balance that was lost when man started to eat a more domesticated diet. Instead of focusing on foods that are high in sugar, fat, and cholesterol, an alkaline diet primarily consists of fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy whole grains, wholesome protein sources such as soy, beans and legumes, and healthy oils such as canola, olive and flax seed. These foods may be either alkaline or acid in their natural state, but they all produce what is termed as an "alkaline ash" once digested and metabolized by the body. When the body's pH is kept at a slightly alkaline level, all the systems can work more efficiently.(read more)

      By Jonathan White, environmental scientist. 

      Traditional vegetable gardens require an enormous amount of hard work and attention - weeding, feeding and strict planting schedules.  There is also the problem of seasonality, allowing beds to rest during the cooler months producing nothing at all.  Then we are told to plant green manure crops, add inorganic fertilizers and chemicals to adjust imbalanced soils.  It takes a lot of time, dedication and a year-round commitment to grow your own food the traditional way. 
      But does it really need to be that difficult?
      Let me ask you this question.  Does a forest need to think how to grow?  Does its soil need to be turned every season?  Does someone come along every so often and plant seeds or take pH tests?  Does it get weeded or sprayed with toxic chemicals?
      Of course not!
      (read more)

      For many people, composting is just an alternative way of dealing with rubbish.  It prevents the garbage bin from getting full and smelly.  It’s also a way of disposing of grass clippings and leaves, which saves many trips to the garbage depot.  Whilst these things are valid, they are not giving compost the full credibility it deserves.  Compost can be very valuable when used in the right way.

      I have a completely different way of looking at compost.  To me, composting is a way of building valuable nutrients that will, one day, feed me and my family.  I only use compost on my vegetable gardens.  The way I manage my vegetable gardens means that composting is an integral part of the whole food production system.  I create compost as a way of collecting nutrients in one form (waste), and turning them into another form (food).(read more)

      The breakdown of our food growing systems poses one of the biggest threats to our survival.  Our existence depends upon our agricultural systems, but what do our agricultural systems depend on?  The answer: water, air and soil.  These basic elements support all life-forms and without them, life as we know it cannot be sustained.  

      In nature, food grows as part of an ecosystem.  An ecosystem is an ecological system that is made up of many biological parts, or components, that all interact with one another.  These components are mostly made up of organisms such as plants and animals.  They feed on each other and depend on each others’ presence to survive.(read more)

      We all know how much hard work there is in growing vegetables - digging, weeding, crop rotation, watering, fertilizing, planting winter crops, resting beds, spraying pests and weeds - the list goes on and on.  So imagine a vegetable garden that didn’t need any of these things.  Imagine a garden that never had pests, never needed digging, didn’t need to be rested in winter, had no need for crop rotation, had virtually no weeds, needed very little water and virtually looked after itself.  But to top all that off, this garden produces many times more than a traditional vegetable garden and regenerates itself year after year, all by itself.Surely, that would be magic! How could a vegetable garden like this exist?  (read more)   

      The term Ecological Gardening seems to be gaining popularity.  But what is it?  My experience with Ecological Gardening started many years ago.  You see, I have always been a fence sitter.  As a teenager I could never make my mind up whether I wanted to be a horticulturist or an environmental scientist.  And sometimes I’m still a little unsure!

      Fortunately, I have been able to gain qualifications in both.  My specialty is in growing food using ecological principles.  But I’m not talking about some sort of alternative hippie technique.  I’m talking about sound scientific principles. (read more)

      Mowing: For warm season lawns, (Buffalo, Kikuyu, Couch etc.) it's advisable to set the mower so all you are cutting are any weeds that are growing. Try not to cut into your grass and thatch just yet by setting mower height to lightly remove grass leaf-tips, if anything. Heavy mowing or scalping too early in the growing season can leave you with a brown lawn for a few weeks.

      For cool season grasses spring is the time to start to raise your mower height in increasing increments up from about 2.5cm (1"). This will let the light and warmth further into the root zone and then allow for increased leaf as days get longer, helping to reduce moisture loss (read more)

      Get the Facts on Food4Wealth. Is it Really Worth the Money?
      Food4Wealth claims you can save $5000 per year for less than 8 hours work (each year) all for less than a $100 setup cost. ?
      Talk to any vegetable gardener and they'll you stories about how much work and effort they put into their garden.
      Is Food4Wealth for real or just a scam book? That is the question I asked. Let me tell you about it. (read more)
      This page is a collection of some related information which I freely give to you as a token of my appreciation for visiting my gardening site. The list of downloadable items will continually increase.(read more)


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