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How Scything Will Change Your Life

by: EJ on 06/29/2017

There are many sounds of summer, but with a scythe, the sound of a mower does not need to be one of them! Today's blog entry is an excerpt from Ian Miller's book, The Scything Handbook: Learn How to Cut Grass, Mow Meadows and Harvest GrainBe sure to download the excerpt at the end of the blog explaining all the different ways a scythe can come …

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Permaculture Guilds Units- What They are and How They Work

by: EJ on 06/27/2017

Zach Loeks is the author of The Permaculture Market Garden: A Visual Guide to a Profitable Whole-systems Farm Business  and a market gardener, farm consultant and educator who runs Kula Permaculture Farm with his wife Kylah Dobson and their two daughters, Dayvah and Rainah.  Today's excerpt covers how permaculture guilds work.  Be sure to download …

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What the Heck are Garlic Scapes and Should I Eat Them?

by: EJ on 06/13/2017

Jenni Blackmore, author of The Food Lover's  Garden: Growing, Cooking, and Eating Well is not afraid to share her stories of garden fails.  Here is the description of her first attempt to grow garlic. 

"Years ago, when I didn’t know any better, I planted garlic in the late spring and was very disappointed with what I dug up later that same …

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Turn the Most Stubborn Green-y Grumbler into a Kaleaholic

by: EJ on 05/25/2017

Jenni Blackmore's new book, The Food Lover's Garden: Growing, Cooking, and Eating Well is just off press and Jenni shares her thoughts with us from her wild east coast homestead on a rainy spring day.

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How to Make a Liquid Fertilizer Using Comfrey

by: Sara on 05/16/2017

I have a comfrey plant that comes back stronger and bigger every year. The bees love it and I always have more than I can use. I used to think its growth might have something to do with the forgotten jack-o-lantern left to compost on its place in the garden,  but according to Darrell Frey and Michelle Czolba's new book, The Food Forest Handbook: …

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