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How to Make Your Own Fence and Gate for Free

by: EJ on 12/13/2012
Posted in: Gardening

Today's preparedness post is excerpted from the upcoming Plowing with Pigs and Other Creative, Low-Budget Homesteading Solutions by Oscar H. Will III and Karen K. Will.  Plowing with Pigs will be off press in February 2013 but if you keep a careful eye out, there will be some sneak peaks available from Grit MagazineOscar is a farmer, scientist, …

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Kids in the Garden: Developing Skills for a Sustainable Future

by: Catherine J. on 07/27/2012
Posted in: Gardening

Kids love dirt—digging in it, throwing it, tasting it and sitting in it. And there is plenty of time left this summer to use that natural inclination for creating important learning moments. When my colleague’s son was six, he took his nine-year-old friend out to the garden to look for snacks and as they pulled carrots the friend held up a …

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Make Your Garden Count

by: Heather on 09/16/2010
Posted in: Gardening

In Gardening When It Counts Steve Solomon describes traditional low-input gardening methods which can be used to establish a highly productive, drought-resistant food garden with minimal cash outlay. Subtitled Growing Food in Hard Times, Steve's book has become one of our perennial bestsellers, perhaps because it strikes a chord with readers eager …

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Tweeting Plants

by: EJ on 09/04/2009
Posted in: Gardening

Finally, a truly useful tweet! I use Twitter as part of my marketing responsibilities but I must say, I have been slow to warm to this use of technology. A discovery today has re-inspired me.

Sadly, the plants in our office often have to resort to dropping leaves onto our keyboards in order to attract attention to the increasingly desert-like …

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Spring! And some gardening books...

by: Heather on 03/11/2008
Posted in: Gardening

The temperature is climbing, the birds are singing, the clocks have sprung forward, and it's finally time to start thinking about coming out of hibernation. (Unless of course you're reading this in Eastern Canada or the Northeastern US, in which case you might still have a few weeks to go.)

If you're starting to experience spring fever, we have …

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