Get Your Garden Growing

When technology fails, when the grid goes down, when the dollar and the economy collapse, you’ll still want to eat. Will you know how? Supermarkets won’t help you. With the transportation sector offline, 24 hours after the crash, store shelves will be bare. With electric power a thing of the past, your freezer and refrigerator will be as useful as an armoire as they would be for food storage. Count on your home reserve of Ramen noodles lasting for a while but that stuff in the fridge is as good as gone.

Unless given some thought, most people will find themselves with about 36 hours’ worth of perishable food. If you don’t know how to grow or gather…

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Cosmic Forecast, Apr. 26-May 2

Happy May Day, or Beltane, which translates as the “Fire of God”! Take in the lessons of gardening, the beauty of nature and the humility that’s so essential for true love to manifest during our short little sojourns through this living space (Jupiter) and time (Saturn). Time for you to put your bare little feet on our Mother Earth to plant the seeds and accrue what (y)our deeds and dreams are worth. Here’s mine: I love you. MOJOPOPlanetPower.com

b TAURUS (4.21-5.20)  Use it before you lose it. This is your luckiest month in your luckiest year in twelve. You had a spin last weekend… Any luck? Try again on Mother’s Day, May 13th, when the setting Sun…

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Who’s Your Farmer?

The United States Department of Agriculture says the number of farmers markets across the United States increased 17 percent over 2010, up to 7,173 farmers markets across the country. Now, granted, the USDA is not exactly my first choice for accurate or reliable information about agriculture or food but writers like to quote numbers and they have to come from somewhere. The Farmers Market Coalition says that as recently as 2005, farmers market direct-to-consumer sales were already exceeding $1 billion nationwide.

The total amount of food dollars spent at farmers markets is still miniscule compared to the bucks spent at supermarkets on processed foods and industrial produce and meats, yet the shift is undeniable. There are compelling reasons…

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Cosmic Forecast, Apr. 19-Apr. 25

Happy Taurus, of “chorus”! Taurus analogously rules the throat. Read Taurus and Cancer, below, so you’ll know my little joke. Hell’s bells, read ’em all — ’cuz that’s all the MOJO wrote.
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b TAURUS (4.21-5.20)  Boy, are you in luck! We’ll have to stay up late Friday night/Saturday morning, ’til 2:18 a.m., to catch the New “Cazimi” Moon in Taurus. Meditate/initiate for half an hour before and after — from 1:48 ’til 2:48 a.m. It is said to be very beneficial to start something important, and there’s only one way for us to check this theory out, right? Plant a seed from your dreams that fructifies on Mother’s Day, May 13th. Now, read…

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Earth in the Balance

As our elected representatives in Lincoln plan to sell us out and plot the corporate takeover of Nebraska farmland and native prairie by a foreign oil company, the annual celebration of Earth Day blossoms. Saturday, April 21 will offer the area’s largest Earth Day event at Elmwood Park in Omaha. The schedule is ripe with displays, stage presentations, music, exhibitors and learning demonstrations. All of it is aimed at earth awareness. Even the beer garden.

We’re way past needing more “green” in 2012. The tipping point has been passed. Peak oil has been reached. The folly of fossil fuel has reaped its rewards. That doesn’t mean we should give up the ship. Like the Titanic, there is plenty…

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Cosmic Forecast, Apr. 12-Apr. 18

We are in the last full week of Aries. The doors to this spring are finally opening. Kick it hard, and then meditate on what to do and how to channel your blazing fire of possibilities during this coming year. How’s the garden (of your mind)? Charge LARGE and (let other people) pick up the pieces later… Initiate before it’s too late. Make it happen. All systems go!
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a ARIES (3.21-4.20)  Time to kick it into gear! You get a clue about what to do for these next 6/7 years on the afternoon of the 18th. Your meditation relates to reworking and/or finalizing what you tried to initiate around the Full Moon in Leo on…

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Omaha Health Expo 2012 Takes a Hike

After four successful years at the Omaha Civic Auditorium, the Omaha Health Expo is moving ten blocks east to the friendly confines of the CenturyLink Center. For this fifth consecutive gathering, the location seems befitting of the growth the Expo has seen in its nascent years.

The Omaha Health Expo is the brainchild of Bob Mancuso of Mid-America Expositions. The company, founded by Bob’s father, Robert, Sr., has been planning and staging productions in the Midwest since 1964. You might say the Omaha Health Expo is not their first rodeo.

In November of 2007, Bob and I met for lunch in Dundee. He told me his plans for a major exposition to bring information to the public…

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