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Build Your Own Backyard Living Willow Dome
The supple branches of willow trees are a prime material to start with. We’ve all seen baskets woven from willow branches, but it’s possible to weave the branches while they’re still alive to create almost any conceivable form. People have made living chairs, small bridges, fences,...
Charges Dropped Against Woman for Front Yard Vegetable Garden
Yay!  Victory!  Time Magazine Reports:   Bureaucrats-run-amok saga in Oak Park, Mich., in which a woman faced jail time for planting a veggie garden in her front yard, is over for the time being. After news of the case went viral and the city was hammered with negative publicity, offi...
Chickens In The City: Oakland Renter Grows Food At Her Bountiful Home
Sheila Cassani began farming her rental home while a college student. She started with a small vegetable patch, but it soon spread to keeping chickens and bees and planting produce on nearly every available patch of the small yard not dedicated to the poultry. Cassani and her partner Matthew wake ...
Food For Thought: How A $300 Hobby Saved Me $24K A Year
Today, one man shares how he went from being an organic grocery store shopper to a gardener who grows all of his own produce—saving $24K in the process. My wife, Susan, and I have always loved healthy food, especially the fresh, vine-ripened kind—which is why we routinely spent upwards ...
Free Hot Water! Free Heat! There's Free Energy Everywhere! It's Time To Learn How To Use It!
The book covers the groundbreaking systems Ben Falk, M.A.L.D. and his team have established at the Whole Systems Design research farm over the past decade. The book includes detailed information on earthworks, water systems, rice paddies (likely the first on the planet in such a cold climate), ...
GROW YOUR VEGETABLES ORGANICALLY (With Companion Chart)
If you have ever wanted to grow your Vegetables Organically, this information will help you. One of the things you need to do is to select plants for your garden that will help control insect pests. Certain plants contain properties that either invite beneficial insects or repel harmful insects. Be...
Need To Slow The Flooding? Plant A Rain Garden! And Here's How
Rain garden (it should not be confused with Gardening in the Rain) is an interesting concept. It not only increases your gardening beauty but also helps in water preservation. Here in this article I want to give you an brief idea about this concept. What is a rain garden?   Rain garden refer...
Permaculture in Malawi: using food forests to prevent floods and hunger
Permaculture projects in Malawi are developing sustainable food systems. It is time the development sector took this ‘marginal hippy movement’ seriously African Moringa and Permaculture Project’s household permaculture gardens Photograph: Iga Gozdowska/African Moringa and Perma...
Solar Powered ‘Farm from a Box’: Everything You Need to Run an Off-Grid Farm
Shipping containers already make great micro-homes, but one California-based company is using shipping containers to create micro-farms. Farm from a Box is a complete, small-scale farming toolkit that includes everything you might need to produce your own food. Each box come...
The water on the ground's too nasty for farming, so they're growing crops in the air
The farmers in Bujama, Peru, have a water problem. It's a lot like the one farmers in many other places are facing: Their water's poisoned by pollution. In Bujama's case, it's cadmium, lead, and arsenic. The largest source of water in Peru is the Rímac River, one of the world's most polluted ...
The Whitehouse Refuses To Eat GMO's Why Should You Eat Them?
By Dr. Mercola Over the past few years, an interesting pattern has emerged, where political supporters of genetically engineered (GE) foods are feasting on organics, while promoting unlabeled GE foods for everyone else. Most recently, Mother Jones1 discussed how Presidential hopeful Mitt R...
This $25 Potting Tree DIY Is So Simple, Yet So Awesome!
Whether your adventure takes you into the beautification of your yard, or for maximizing space in your garden, this gardening idea is simply fantastic.  After realizing that some of the trees in the yard had grown too large, and roots were damaging the foundation of the home, our friends L...
This Little Weed is one of the Most Useful Medicines on the Planet
You’ve stepped on it, ignored it, and tried to eradicate it from your lawn. However, this innocuous little weed is one of the most useful medicines on the planet, just begging to be harvested. Plaintain has often been the go-to remedy for hikers plagued by mosquitos. Because it draws toxins ...
When To Plant Vegetables
Vegetables differ not only in size, color, shape, and taste, but in their preferred growing conditions, too. Understanding when to plant vegetables depends on your climate and conditions -- and the vegetable itself.Vegetables are divided into two groups: cool season and warm season. Here are the ste...
You-Pick-It Farms Are All Over The Place! Do You Have A Favorite Spot?
You Want It!  You Pick It!   Saturday, April 17, was the first day that the Fieldstone Farm in Overbrook, Kansas was opened for picking fresh asparagus. The bright green stalks are just starting to rise to that perfect height-- not a lot of them last weekend, but patrons have jus...