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How To Grow Your Own Antibacterial Bandages

How To Grow Your Own Antibacterial Bandages

As I work on turning this one acre homestead into a self-sustaining Garden of Eden, I have two requirements for every single plant I consider putting in the ground: they must be either edible or medicinal. Preferably both.

Garden Rebels: 10 Ways to Sow Revolution in Your Back Yard

10 Ways to Sow Revolution in Your Back Yard

In the face of this attack on the agrarian way of life, the single, most meaningful act of resistance that any individual can perform is to use the old methods and grow his or her own food.

Fertilizing the Vegetable Garden

Fertilizing the Vegetable Garden

Mostly animal manure was used to fertilize the garden but sometimes it was too fresh, it hadn’t been stored long enough and that’s no good as it can burn the plant roots and often it would kill them as it was too strong.

This Week’s Harvest: Strawberries

This Week’s Harvest: Strawberries

Strawberry season is in full swing. Now is the time to stock up on those delicious vivid red berries! Learn how (and why) to grow them, wash them, and preserve them!

You’ll Never View Food the Same Way Again – The Need to Grow

You'll Never View Food the Same Way

The Need to Grow is a positive new film by Ryan Wirick and Earth Conscious Films that explores tons of options on the individual level towards feeding the world without destroying the earth.

You Need to Grow A LOT of Sugar Beet to Get a Little Sugar

You Need to Grow A LOT of Sugar Beet to Get a Little Sugar

I would usually end up with six or eight jars of beet syrup, four or so jars of crushed leaves and several dozen eggs from the swapping of the mash. Not bad from a handful of seeds.

10 Self-Survival Tips and Info Bits for Urban Homesteading

10 Self-Survival Tips and Info Bits for Urban Homesteading

You don’t have to live in a rural area to enjoy the fruits of your own labor. Many people in the suburbs and cities are learning how to homestead (live a lifestyle of self-sufficiency) without ever leaving their cities.

80+ Items You Can Compost

80+ Items You Can Compost

A passionate composter and urban farmer, this author knows compost. What comes as a surprise to you on this list?

The Perfect Storm: Grow Local or Grow Hungry?

The Perfect Storm: Grow Local or Grow Hungry?

If the Perfect Storm is our new normal we must all once again get down on our knees, like our forefathers and mothers before us, and plant a seed to feed our own.

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