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Jared Gardener

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Does anyone have any good online resources with instructions on growing food indoors?

Thank you for your time,
Zym.
7 years ago
Thanks for everyone's replies. Do you think it would be possible to wear a thin long underwear in the summer under permethrin-treated clothing (to avoid skin contact) or is that just going to miserable? I presume sweating a ton could actually make the skin exposure worse...

Any thoughts?
7 years ago
Does anyone have any recommendations for dissolving and passing gallstones?
7 years ago
Hello all,

As people who likely spend a lot of time outdoors, I was wondering if you have a recommendation for an effective and safe tick repellent. I begin an outdoor education position in the coming weeks and will be in the woods of Eastern Pennsylvania eight hours every day. I've been researching Permethrin for clothing but it seems that it could potentially be pretty toxic, as does DEET. Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus doesn't seem that effective, although it may be the most effective natural (but for a job, I admit it smells pretty bad).

I already have Chronic Lyme so I do not want to get reinfected by a new tick bite, but I am also concerned about daily exposure to pesticides/repellents. Do you have any recommendations?

Thank you for your time,
Jared
7 years ago

Pete Adams wrote:Namaste Jared

Did you secure a position?

If not, perhaps we can help each other. i and my partner Dr. Pedro Puhma Rios have knowledge & experience in healing chronic disease. We are also looking for volunteers at our Healing & Organic Farming Community in Mexico. More details here: http://www.moving-overseas-guide.com/make-me-heal.html

Peace & Love
pete
http://a-plan-for-peace.com



Hi Pete,
Thank you for your offer. I actually do have another position that begins in April. Perhaps I could volunteer in the future. I will certainly explore your web site.

Best wishes,
jared
7 years ago

Fred Morgan wrote:
4. What kind of condition are you in? Do you need to start off slow? If so, say that. If you are a cyclist, or hike every weekend, or work all day on cleanups, etc, this is important.



Well I do have chronic lyme disease although I do not believe it will affect my performance, as I have been able to complete both physically and mentally stressful tasks over the past years. Is this something I should include, and if so, how?
7 years ago
Hello,
As a recent graduate, I am now hoping to apprentice on an organic farm in Southeastern Pennsylvania. I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations as to what to put on my résumé and cover letter when applying for these positions.

My degree from Penn State University is in Secondary Education Social Studies and so I plan to highlight my education experience, environmental education work, environmental activism, community organizing, skill-sharing, as well as my volunteer work with kids and special needs individuals. Despite my passion for environmental issues and activism, at this point in time I do not have much experience with growing food (only a year of organic polyculture gardening and a few hours volunteering on a local farm) so I was wondering if I should even mention this limited experience. What would a farmer look for when hiring an apprentice?

Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
zym.
7 years ago
Hello,
I'm searching for a water filter than can remove fluoride, chlorine, bacteria, heavy metals, and if possible, nonorganic toxic chemicals. I would prefer a stand-alone unit because I am living in an apartment and will be moving soon so I don't feel like dealing with installation, but if the best unit needs to be installed, I'll definitely consider it.

I have been looking at Berkey gravity filters and am thinking of buying the Big Berkey or Royal Berkey with two fluoride filters. If you have any experience with these filters or any others, please let me know.

Thanks,
Zym.
8 years ago

Jami McBride wrote:
What type of cooking oil/fat do you use? 

I would say it is bits of old oil/fat flaking off - unless you use animal fat lard/butter and wipe the pan good while it's still hot, then I'd say your burning bits of your food.



I cook with tallow pretty much exclusively. So you think its food?

Should I use a metal scrubber?
8 years ago
Why is it that sometimes my cast iron leaves black bits on my food? Is this burnt food caked on? How can I remedy it?
8 years ago