Oregon criminalizes permaculture; claims state ownership over all rainwater – ponds and swales restricted – jail time for violators

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(NaturalNews) There’s nothing more refreshing than standing in a cool, summertime rain shower. Or bathing in the warm sunlight on a crisp spring day. Or inhaling the cool autumn air, fresh with the scent of turning leaves and pine needles. … Continue reading

First Ever National Solar Energy Plan for Public Lands Unveiled by Obama Administration

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The Departments of Interior and Energy have unveiled the US’s first comprehensive plan for the regulation and development of solar power on public lands in six states in the West and Southwest. Under the plan, 17 Solar Energy Zones are established, occupying … Continue reading

Luscious Heirloom Watermelons for the American Gardener

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It’s the essence of summer itself, but the seeded watermelon is quietly becoming an endangered species. What other homegrown “fruit-vegetable” kindles as much love and laughter as a good old-fashioned watermelon? Picture friends and family at a farmhouse kitchen table or … Continue reading