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Home Grow Your Own
There are four articles in this series on different strategies for cold-weather chicken care. This article explores how to prevent and treat frostbite in chickens. To read the others, click on the links below: “Cold-Weather Chicken Care: 11 Quick...
200 silent farmers In a world of nearly nothing but tragic news updates and shootings, sometimes it’s nice when a little good news comes along, usually of some good deed. Recently 200 farmers in Nebraska did the unexpected when an...
How to Actually End World Hunger? With all of the technological advances in the agricultural industry, why are we facing increasing health problems? An even bigger question, why are people still starving to death? If mass production of our food...
Sustainable Yard Care Keeping a neat and enjoyable outdoor space around your home doesn’t need to be a war on nature fought with weed killer, fossil fuels, and store bought ornaments. In fact, pesticides can leach into our air, water...
Until recently, if you asked me about cold-weather chicken care, I would have said, “Choose the right chicken breeds for your climate and build your coop for your weather conditions.” With iguanas freezing and falling out of trees in Florida and alligators...
Your indoor herb garden will be convenient, fragrant, and pest-free. They require little maintenance and are simple to start! Fresh herbs have been used for medicinal purposes for hundreds of years. Now, it is becoming clear that these plants contain...
It wasn’t long after getting into brewing kombucha that I came across butterfly pea tea, which intrigued me just with it’s name. Its a little known herbal tea that’s actually got a bit of a magical quality to it;...
Container Gardening It’s an amazing dream. Having your own garden where you grow fruits, vegetables, and flowers. But a garden needs a lot of space, doesn’t it? And all you have is some space in your balcony or patio. Does this mean you...
This article was co-authored by Catherine Bleish and Elizabeth Klebart. Are tomatoes coming out of your ears, yet?   Personally, I (Elizabeth) like to slice them like apples and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper.  But if you’re feeling more adventurous,...
My Tour of Backyard Gardens in Italy I was delighted to arrive in Northwest Italy and discover that backyard gardens were in nearly every home. I was taking photos of everyone's backyard (total creeper style) the first several days I...