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mredwood

slow food baking and gardening

I have been on this site for over a month. I have baked all our bread. I can't see buying what I can do cheaper and better except for what I can't afford. I have a raised bed veggie garden. I am going again this spring. In the summer there's not much better than fresh bread & tomatoes or salad or greens or beans and onion. Fresh veggies always accompanied by fresh bread. I would to find a site like this in the gardening area. Fresh loaf is exceptional and that is what I am looking for in the gardening area. I do flowers, but food and getting the most out of my soil is what I am after. Just like the bread and the flour. Thanking you all in advance. 


Mariah

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xaipete

Welcome to TFL, Mariah. You will find many people here who share your aspirations.


--Pamela

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Davo

try here, for instance


 http://forums.permaculture.org.au/

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ClimbHi

Fine Gardening has a forum you might like.


http://forums.taunton.com/tp-overthefence/


ClimbHi
Pittsburgh, PA

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mredwood

ClimbHi


Thanks for that link. It looks like a very comprehensive site, a great resource and I am signed up and going.


Mariah

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ClimbHi

All the Taunton mags & sites are good. I've subscribed to Fine Woodworking and Fine Homebuilding for years. My Lovely Assistant subscribes to Fine Cooking. Always top-notch publications, with great Web resources.


ClimbHi
Pittsburgh, PA

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cafe-moi

 Mariah,  Have you visited the Dave's Garden site?  DG is a wonderful online community, especially for those interested in gardening.  There are many wonderful forums with a lot of good information there. 


http://davesgarden.com/

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Yerffej

Mariah, Here is another link for you:  http://forums.seedsavers.org/


This is the gardening forum at Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa.  I am in complete agreement with you on gardening.


Jeff

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mredwood

Thanks all. Between Taunton and seedsavers I may never get off the computer. So much to read & learn. 


Mariah

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Sustainable Eats

Mariah,


I grow all our fruit and veg, bake all our processed foods and butcher local animals, curing our meats.  We have chickens and a friend up the street has goats that I milk and make cheese from. 


I would second Dave's Garden but the best is if you can google for a garden forum or blog in your particular growing region.  Where are you located?  Seed Savers is great but the seeds are not meant for my climate so I buy from other heirloom OP seed sources.  That way I can garden year round with little to no losses since the plants have been tested in my climate. 


Good luck to you!


Warmly,


Annette


http://www.SustainableEats.com

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Cathryn K

Hi Mariah,


Here's another suggestion for blending your interests and aspirations:


The Zero Mile Diet - A Year Round Guide to Growing Organic Food  by Carolyn Herriot, Harbor Press 2010


Stay tuned to this website and happy gardening/baking!