April 16, 2014

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A Permaculture Resource for Temperate Climates

A lot of permaculture design has been targeted at the tropics and subtropics. These are EASY places to be a gardener and to rapidly build food forests. There are some notable exceptions, of course. As one example, Eric Toensmeier has written on his experiences with permaculture in Massachusetts. For the most part, however, gardeners in […]

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April 15, 2014

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3 Ways to Use Diatomaceous Earth for Pets and Livestock

Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous earth has fast become a go-to item on our homestead because of its versatility, ease of use, and the fact that it’s relatively safe for everyone in the family. Food-grade DE is an edible substance of great value, and its uses are myriad in a homestead setting. Food grade diatomaceous earth (DE) is often […]

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April 14, 2014

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New Bug-Out Simulation Class (Registration CLOSED)

We are excited to announce that we are holding a new class on Advanced Bug Out Skills that we’re calling… “Getting To Safety” This three day “Getting To Safety” class will be  taught by Escape & Evasion expert, Chance Sanders on May 23rd – May 25th in Northern Idaho. In addition to Chances 8+ years […]

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April 11, 2014

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How To Make A Worm Composting Bin – 4 Easy Steps

Worm Bin

If there’s a way to make things complicated, someone will find it… then post a “how to” on the Internet. From composting to container gardening, there’s always a difficult and time-consuming way to do a project that should be easy. If you look up “composting with worms,” you’ll find detailed instructions on care, feeding, building […]

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April 10, 2014

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How To Get Your Husband’s Help Gardening

Chances are, you’ve faced this common problem: You want to grow a garden, but your husband couldn’t care less. You feel a chill when you bring up planting potatoes. Blank stares meet you as you discuss the wonder of squash. And seed-saving? Seriously boring. When it comes to gardening, you hoe a lonely row. But […]

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April 9, 2014

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Build Your Own Bad-To-the-Bone Cedar Garden Trellis

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John from www.growingyourgreens.com built a pretty sweet trellis for pumpkin growing… and shows you how he did it in this video: I’ve been blessed with a big yard so growing vertically isn’t as pressing a need for me as it is for some of you folks who are growing on more limited plots. Getting things […]

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