Foraging For Edible Weeds

When food is scarce, chaos and fear begin to set in. Foraging for food in the most unlikely places can solve the starvation dilemma. Here are the top most common edible weeds.

Foraging For Edible Weeds

When food is scarce, chaos and fear begin to set in. Foraging for food in the most unlikely places can solve the starvation dilemma. Here are the top most common edible weeds.

Buying Local Honey: What You Need to Know

Buying locally is your best bet in taking steps to buy the purest forms of honey and create a natural prepper pantry. Use these tips when looking for local honey sources.

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3 Simple DIY Laundry Detergent Recipes From Around the Web

Making your own natural, homemade laundry detergent is one of the easiest parts of a transition to a homesteaders lifestyle and a more natural way of living. Check out these 3 simple laundry detergent recipes you can make from around the web!

Edible Flowers: 42 Varieties to Add to Your Garden

When you are planning your garden, consider adding flowers that serve a purpose of not only assisting in pollination, but can be also be used in dishes. This will help you make most of the limited garden space, not to mention adding fragrant and visually striking appeal to your dishes.

8 Reasons to Become a Yardfarmer

Apart from raising awareness about some of the important issues and challenges we face, Yardfarmers is about converting unsustainable suburban developments, urban food deserts, or other neglected land into sustainable, more resilient opportunities for people while building community.

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Five Eco Friendly Alternatives For Emergency Preparedness

Are you ready for the first 72 hours of an emergency or natural disaster? If an unforeseen event should happen, sustainable and reusable supplies are great tools for you and your family. Here are several eco-friendly and health conscious ways to prepare for the possibility of an emergency.

22 Ways To Conserve Water In Your Home

Learning ways to practice the art of conserving water now, will help you lower your energy bills and make the most of your water sources during times of emergencies.

DIY: Make Your Own Biodiesel

The current world is at it’s peak as far as consumption is concerned. With our finite resources, it’s time we begin exploring alternatives.

Homemade Paper Pots

Newspapers are typically used to add carbon rich materials to the compost pile, but they can also be used to plant seeds in. Newspaper pots are a cost effective and natural way to add nutrients to the garden and plant your garden at the same time.

5 Ways Trash Helps Grow Your Garden

You don’t have to spend a fortune at the nursery or garden supply center to have a happy and healthy garden. There are a few things you probably have lying around the house that can put some extra green in your thumb—and many of them are items you might otherwise consider trash!

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Why Seedlings Get Leggy And How To Fix It

There is nothing more satisfying than getting to watch your newly planted seeds begin to emerge from the dirt. After one week goes by, you will begin to notice your seedlings are getting leggy and barely able to hold themselves up, If that happens, this guide will help you understand what went wrong and how to fix it.

Cleaning Your House May Be As Bad For You As Smoking 20 Cigarettes A Day

A recent study published in the  American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine claims that regularly using house cleaning products could be as bad for your health as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day.  Although it’s difficult to imagine cleaning could be just as detrimental to one’s health as smoking, the research suggests that the chemicals in cleaning products that get inhaled are actually just as bad.

3 Simple DIY Laundry Detergent Recipes From Around the Web

Making your own natural, homemade laundry detergent is one of the easiest parts of a transition to a homesteaders lifestyle and a more natural way of living. Check out these 3 simple laundry detergent recipes you can make from around the web!

10 Holiday Gift Ideas For The Gardener In Your Life!

It’s that wonderful time of the year when we all start thinking about the perfect gift to get for those closest to us. But it’s also time to take advantage of the deals out there and get the best gift for the gardener in your life!

9 Ways You Can Save BIG On Energy Costs This Winter

Heating your home during the winter can be costly and many don’t have the extra money to pay for the uptick in energy costs.  But we’ve come up with a few tips and tricks to help you save your money on energy and use more sustainable ways to heat your home.

Be Energy Efficient This Winter. This is the Best Wood To Heat Your Home

Those who choose to heat their home with wood are becoming fewer and fewer. However, with more interested in a self-sustaining lifestyle and going off the grid, those numbers may begin to rise again.  If you decided to heat your home with wood, there are simply some types of wood that are better to burn in your home.