Paul Wheaton from permies.com in Pasadena: Irrigation Free Foodscapes

I’d be there if I was anywhere near Pasadena as it’s only $5 for the 1st person and $1 for each additional person:
Sunday March 3, 2013, 6 – 8 PM
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Paul Wheaton is also big on rocket stoves and I was just watching some of his videos, great stuff!
The entire schedule for the day with LOTS of good stuff including keeping chickens without a coop

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The farmstand — finally!

I didn’t think I’d see the day, but last weekend I FINALLY opened the farmstand:
2-17-13--farmstand
Still need to get the roof on, but at least we are open for business. Quite a few people were interested in becoming members of the LMCA co-op. We’ll probably be open Saturdays from 11 am to 2 pm and Sundays from 9 am to 1 pm (weather permitting) as Canyon’s End (fka Ken’s Pizza) was packed during these times last weekend.
For more info please check the Lake Mead Community Association gardening club and organic and bulk co-op.

Castor oil medicinal uses

I happen to have some castor oil, but couldn’t remember why I bought it.  So here is a long article on medicinal uses:
CASTOR OIL – Natural Protection from Deadly Viruses

… Oftentimes there is no need for castor oil packs; amazing results can be obtained by simply applying it directly to the skin. The following is a short list of some of the more common ailments it can remedy:
skin keratosis
ringworm
fungal and bacterial infections
wounds
abdominal stretch marks (prevention)
bursitis
sebaceous cysts
warts
senile lentigo (“liver” or “aging” spots)
muscle strains
ligament sprains
itching

There’s also an excellent description of the lymphatic system and the benefits of castor oil: Continue reading “Castor oil medicinal uses”