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Posted on 09 August 2011 by urbangardencasual.com

Bullseye Diet, One-Block Diet, and Survival

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By Mindy McIntosh-Shetter

The other day I was surfing the net and came across two new terms that I as not familiar with.

So being curious, I looked more into these terms.

The words describe very similar practices that include hyper-local food and Locavore but to me it all meant the same and that is survival.

Growing up my family and I grew what we could, u-picked what we could not, and splurged on the rest. My mom never canned but our freezers were always full of homemade jams, jellies, assorted vegetables and fruits.

My great uncle always raised a beef for us and it was a tradition to go to their farm in the late fall, play cards and pick up the beef. What great memories that instilled in me of home, hearth, family, and a way of life that is disappearing.

The bullseye diet and the one-block diet, both utilize Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 03 February 2009 by urbangardencasual.com

The 100 Mile Diet

100-mile-dietBy Cindy Naas

The more I get involved in growing my own food in a city garden, the more I start to change other aspects of my life.

A lot of people involved in the urban farm movement are staunch supporters of the 100 mile diet, and I am investigating this further, too.

The 100 mile diet- When you buy food at your local grocery store, chances are the produce has traveled 1000 miles or more from farm to your table.

The advocates of the 100 mile diet try to eat only food which is grown within 100 miles of their homes. They claim there are many benefits to buying and eating locally. Here is a list of reasons to do so, from 100milediet.org:

1. Taste the difference.
2. Know what you’re eating.
3. Meet your neighbors.
4. Get Read the rest of this entry »

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