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He's raring to go

What's the best software for prepping for college-level hard sciences? [more inside]
posted by anniecat on Apr 28, 2010 - 3 answers

Protogreen thumbee needs help

I just moved into a new place. I want to start a garden on my balcony. [more inside]
posted by ysabet on Apr 21, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me buy farmgrown food online

Just watched Food Inc. and have been inspired to be an ethical food consumer. Sure, there is "Organic" food at my local grocery store. Yet it's difficult to be sure that the items brandishing an "organic" label are the real deal. [more inside]
posted by BettyBurnheart on Apr 18, 2010 - 15 answers

Help us eat better

Just started eating organic and non-processed foods. What are your favorites? [more inside]
posted by gocubbies on Apr 2, 2010 - 19 answers

Help me find out where my food comes from & how it's disposed when living in Europe.

I'm having a hard time finding information about the agriculture and trash systems & practices in Europe. Basically I'd like to know where my food comes from and how waste is disposed of when living there. When I pick up a piece of produce from Portugal, I want to understand what that means. [more inside]
posted by scazza on Mar 31, 2010 - 5 answers

What organic alternatives to traditional snack food are better than the original?

What organic alternatives to traditional snack food are better than the original? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Mar 5, 2010 - 33 answers

Startup costs for a small farm?

Organic Farming Startup: any guide to capital costs out there? Starting an organic farm in North Florida... [more inside]
posted by gnomicPerfect on Feb 15, 2010 - 6 answers

Because pressure canning tomatoes from the supermarket feels wrong

I recently got a pressure canner for Christmas, and, being the treehugger that I am, I would like to eat local and join a CSA. Anyone have any advice for finding a good one near the Somerset county, NJ region? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Feb 8, 2010 - 9 answers

What is the best most thorough method of testing one's water?

I am thinking about cultivating a small vegetable patch area near a river. What would be the best method to thoroughly test the water for nasty contaminants like arsenic, lead or other spooky chemicals I can't even pronounce? [more inside]
posted by Sentus on Jan 25, 2010 - 18 answers

How do you get from here to there....?

Organic Chemistry filter: I just want to make sure I'm doing this right... [more inside]
posted by bolognius maximus on Dec 6, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me start a landscaping business!

I am thinking about starting a landscaping business. I don't really have direct experience in the field. Looking for resources. [more inside]
posted by Sentus on Nov 4, 2009 - 10 answers

Should we make our future educational organic farm a non-profit?

Should we make our future educational organic farm a non-profit? If so, how? [more inside]
posted by bengarland on Oct 30, 2009 - 11 answers

I need to kill one pest while protecting another.

We have spiders and pill bugs in our basement. I want to spray for them, but I also have pet rats that I like to let wander around on occasion, and don't want them to get sick. Is there a natural bug spray that is rodent safe? (I know, our basement sounds like a fun place) [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Oct 15, 2009 - 11 answers

What cover crops should I plant on my organic farm?

Starting an organic farm -- cover crops: what, when, and how? [more inside]
posted by bengarland on Sep 24, 2009 - 5 answers

How do I mix organic peanut butter?

How do I mix organic peanut butter without making a godawful mess? [more inside]
posted by The Straightener on Aug 9, 2009 - 25 answers

Looking for organic German beer in the US.

I had some very tasty organic been in Germany years ago. It was brewed by Rother Bräu, and was either the Öko Urtrunk, Öko Ur-Weizen or the Öko Ur-Pils. I may have even tried all three at various times. I'd love to be able to track down any (if not all three) of these in the US. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by piratebowling on Aug 5, 2009 - 4 answers

Baby's First No-Hives Cupcakes, from the Hive Mind

I'm baking cupcakes for a toddler's first birthday, and I'd like to find an allergen-free recipe (no eggs, buttermilk, chocolate, nuts, etc) that is still tasty enough for adults to eat. [more inside]
posted by Viola on Jul 16, 2009 - 23 answers

Pardon me, but do you speak chemistry?

Looking for a chemistry wizard to help me translate this ad. [more inside]
posted by neurodoc on Jun 2, 2009 - 18 answers

Help me find some decent eggs.

When given the choice between grocery store free range eggs or local battery cage eggs, which is a better choice? [more inside]
posted by scarello on May 21, 2009 - 22 answers

Organic/IPM supplier in Eastern Washington?

Organic/IPM supplies purveyor in Eastern Washington: I cannot for the life of me remember the name of this great place that I used to order from. I believe they were located in Yakima or Wenatchee, and had a name like "Bio-Ag," only that's not it. Google has failed me, and I have a feeling this may stump even AskMe, but I really really need to find these guys again! [more inside]
posted by HotToddy on Apr 20, 2009 - 1 answer

Please help me learn to eat right!

Food Question(s) -- Avocados / Pinto Beans / Brown Rice / Bananas / Kumquats / Mangoes / Olive Oil / Balsamic Vinegar / Eggs w/r/t organic or not, etc and etc [more inside]
posted by dancestoblue on Apr 6, 2009 - 23 answers

Safe lubricants?

Natural, safe lubricant? NSFW [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Mar 24, 2009 - 21 answers

Where's the beef?

Please recommend a butcher or meat market where I can get 100% grass fed organic meats in the Bay Area. [more inside]
posted by jeffamaphone on Mar 8, 2009 - 17 answers

How do I deal with super-sensitive skin?

What resources are out there for people with super-sensitive skin? I seem to develop a new allergy every month or so. My latest rash is located everywhere my bra touches my skin, so I'm particularly interested in undyed, unbleached organic cotton bras. [more inside]
posted by WorkingMyWayHome on Mar 2, 2009 - 11 answers

How much pesticide residue is there in coffee? Is it necessary to buy organic?

How much pesticide residue is there in coffee? Is it necessary to buy organic? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Feb 9, 2009 - 14 answers

what do you wish you would have known when you picked out your CSA?

For those of you who have gotten shares in a CSA, what information do you think would be helpful to someone trying to choose which CSA to participate in? More specifically, any recommendations on CSAs in the Twin Cities area? [more inside]
posted by ialwayscryatendings on Jan 29, 2009 - 12 answers

Critical thinking about food

What made you first think about how your food is produced? [more inside]
posted by parudox on Jan 23, 2009 - 40 answers

Good Fat, Bad Diet?

I’d like to lose 15 pounds in the next year. In addition to jogging, I plan on altering my already somewhat healthy diet because I worry I’m eating too much (good) fat. [more inside]
posted by Viola on Dec 3, 2008 - 16 answers

Holistic Resource Finder?

Are there any online resources for finding local organic/holistic resources? [more inside]
posted by eric1halfb on Oct 15, 2008 - 3 answers

Are Safeway organics really organic?

Safeway: regular brands and house brands out the wazoo. It says organic, but is it? [more inside]
posted by biwa-shu on Oct 11, 2008 - 11 answers

Alien Fruit Identifictation

My friend found this strange fruit somewhere in or around Oaxaca, Mexico. What is it?
posted by phrontist on Oct 11, 2008 - 6 answers

Are these eggs safe to eat?

Should-I-Eat-This-Filter: I left a half-dozen eggs on the counter yesterday... [more inside]
posted by dubold on Oct 10, 2008 - 37 answers

What does organic mean in practice?

What does "organic" mean in practice? [more inside]
posted by parudox on Aug 12, 2008 - 22 answers

Could we feed the current world population using purely organic farming methods?

Could we feed the current world population using purely organic farming methods? [more inside]
posted by canine epigram on Aug 8, 2008 - 18 answers

Is this it for this year's tomato crop?

What is wrong with my tomatoes? [more inside]
posted by crinklebat on Jul 28, 2008 - 8 answers

to mulch or not to mulch

Should I or should I not use mulch in an organic/biodynamic garden in Hawaii, and WHY? help me analyze pros and cons of mulching... [more inside]
posted by dahliachewswell on Jul 7, 2008 - 8 answers

An "organic" Crystal Light?

I'm wondering if there is an "organic" alternative to the very popular Crystal Light drink mixes these days. CL is full of artificial sweeteners, flavors, food coloring, the whole shebang.
posted by ssnickerer on Jul 2, 2008 - 21 answers

Help me de-vole my garden. Humanely.

Help! I have voles! How do I get rid of them? Do those repellent sprays work? How about those sonic things? [more inside]
posted by chowflap on May 12, 2008 - 8 answers

How does a garden grow?

I'd like to work on my garden and lawn. I know nothing about gardening and lawn care. What are some good online resources? [more inside]
posted by suki on Feb 25, 2008 - 8 answers

Where to buy models of molecules?

What is a bricks-and-mortar store at which I could buy a set of model elements / bonds - the molecule model things that students use as they are learning organic chemistry? [more inside]
posted by Chanther on Jan 7, 2008 - 14 answers

I need chicken sausages.

Help me find chicken sausages in the UK. [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on Dec 28, 2007 - 6 answers

I'm searching for an obscure organic hippy magazine from the 70's

I'm looking for a magazine from the early 70's that was geared towards natural hippy lifestyles, homesteading, composting, crafts, self-sustainability and organic gardening. Does this ring a bell with anyone and can you help me find some back copies?
posted by watercarrier on Dec 10, 2007 - 24 answers

How are "organic" or "food based" vitamins better than generic brand vitamins?

Given that the company making the vitamin is trustworthy (i.e. they are sold at major retail outlets) and the tablet contains what it says it contains on the side of the bottle, what are the factors that make "organic" or "food based" vitamins better? [more inside]
posted by plecong on Dec 4, 2007 - 22 answers

What are your "good," "ethical," or "moral" criteria for spending your money? Organic? Fair Trade? Made in America?

What are your "good," "ethical," or "moral" criteria for spending your money? Organic? Fair Trade? Made in America? No Animals Harmed in the Making Of This ____? For the dollars you spend on goods and services, what values do you consider other than the value to yourself? Explain why. [more inside]
posted by k7lim on Nov 19, 2007 - 27 answers

Do you get a lot of your food via mail order?

Do you get a lot of your food via mail order? I mean everyday foods, not stuff from expensive specialty places. What are your favorite sources for this? (I'm in the U.S.) [more inside]
posted by sparrows on Nov 2, 2007 - 12 answers

What doesn't kill you makes you tastier.

Treating seeds to increase flavor? [more inside]
posted by StickyCarpet on Oct 21, 2007 - 4 answers

How long will it last?

How long, on average, would/should a bottle of organic hair product last? [more inside]
posted by anonymous78 on Oct 15, 2007 - 4 answers

In search of good ripe tomatoes for home-made juicing

Tomato Filter - As a kid I used to get fresh hand-squeezed tomato juice. It was heavenly. (I lived in a 3rd world country, where vegetables didn't taste like cardboard.) Where can I get very ripe (even if some are close to rotting) tomatoes for cheap or relatively cheap in the S.E. Michigan area? Organic or home-grown would be a definite plus, but I'll take what I can get...
posted by parma on Oct 2, 2007 - 6 answers

Is it safe to eat--next summer?

Can we safely grow some vegetables or herbs in soil that that apparently has had copious amounts of pesticide, herbicide, and fungicide applied to it two years ago and probably also for several years prior? [more inside]
posted by Anisoptera on Sep 12, 2007 - 24 answers

Quick and easy organic low carb?

Does anyone have any suggestions for quick and easy organic low carb meals, where "quick and easy" takes into account washing up time? [more inside]
posted by krisjohn on Jul 9, 2007 - 15 answers

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