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6 Steps to Making Hot Compost

by: EJ on 02/23/2017

Ross Mars, author of The Permaculture Transition Manual: A Comprehensive Guide to Resilient Living, is a scientist with a PhD in Environmental Science and a highly regarded permaculture teacher and designer.  In today's blog, he shares his secrets for making successful hot compost piles.

Hot Compost
This is by far the best method, but it does have …

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Improve Your Soil 101

by: EJ on 02/23/2017

Welcome to spring!  If you are like me, your fingers are itching to get into the dirt. Creating fertile and healthy soil is fundamental to growing healthy plants. 

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Bring the Bees On!

by: Sara on 02/22/2017

Here on the west coast we have been enduring a colder winter than recent memory serves. Some say climate change, others say it reminds them of "normal" winters from the not so distant past. Either way you slice it, it has been cold, icy and snowy!

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Market Gardening and Food Forests, Permaculture in Spain

by: Sara on 02/20/2017

In today's post we hear from Darrell Frey, owner and manager of Three Sisters Farm, a 5-acre permaculture farm, solar greenhouse and market garden located in Western Pennsylvania.  Darrell is also the author of The Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm and co-author of the soon to be released, The Food Forest Handbook: Design and Manage a …

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Celebrating Our Diverse Family at the Mother Earth News Fair

by: Sara on 02/17/2017

Today's blog is by our Managing Editor Ingrid Witvoet who is attending the Mother Earth News Fair in Belton, TX.

Today I’m in Belton, Texas for the first Mother Earth News Fair of 2017. After a somewhat tumultuous few weeks in the USA, it’s wonderful to be meeting up with such a fantastic, diverse group of folks, all looking into similar ideas, …

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