Keyword: Gardening

    Worms at Work

    Worms at Work

    Harnessing the Awesome Power of Worms with Vermiculture and Vermicomposting

    Increasingly, we want to know where our food comes from, who grows it and how it is grown, and interest in permaculture, backyard composting, and gardening in general, is growing. So how does the budding gardener ensure that the soil is healthy and …

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    The Food Lover's Garden

    The Food Lover's Garden

    Growing, Cooking, and Eating Well

    Put off by the origin-unknown, not-so-fresh, pesticide-laden offerings at the grocery store? Hungry for delicious high-quality veg and fragrant herbs, and looking to have some control over where your food comes from but never planted a seed in your …

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    Building Natural Ponds

    Building Natural Ponds

    Create a Clean, Algae-free Pond without Pumps, Filters, or Chemicals

    Typical backyard ponds are a complicated mess of pipes, pumps, filters, and nasty chemicals designed to adjust pH and keep algae at bay. Hardly the bucolic, natural ecosystem beloved by dragonflies, frogs, and songbirds.

    The antidote is a natural …

    The Permaculture Market Garden

    The Permaculture Market Garden

    A visual guide to a profitable whole-systems farm business

    Permaculture tends to be very much in the domain of home gardeners and property owners. But what if we could take it all a step further, and merge the fields of permaculture and market gardening?

    In The Permaculture Market Garden, author Zach Loeks …

    The Scything Handbook

    The Scything Handbook

    Learn How to Cut Grass, Mow Meadows and Harvest Grain with a Scythe

    Dreading the weekly lawn mow? Need to whack the weeds in your orchard? Cringing at the drudgery and incessant blare of the mower? Imagine instead long sweeps of an elegant scythe cutting your grass and pesky weeds in blissful, meditative silence.

    The Year-Round Solar Greenhouse

    The Year-Round Solar Greenhouse

    How to Design and Build a Net-Zero Energy Greenhouse

    Fresh, local nutrient-dense fruits vegetables are hard to find in winter in cold climates. Growing warm-weather crops like tomatoes, bananas, avocados, and other perennials is nearly impossible using conventional structures. The solution for …

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    Grow Create Inspire

    Grow Create Inspire

    Crafting a Joyful Life of Beauty and Abundance

    How can we embrace the absolute necessity of preserving and protecting the earth for our descendants, creating a future in which there is still clean water to drink, fresh air to breathe, and fresh, healthy food vital to human existence?

    Grow Create …

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    The Permaculture Transition Manual

    The Permaculture Transition Manual

    A Comprehensive Guide to Resilient Living

    Caught between climate change and a fossil fuel-driven economy that demands ever more growth, the world faces a great transition—by design or disaster—away from fossil fuels to a less energy intensive future.

    But what proven tools are available …