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Home Grow Your Own
As a homesteading parent that also unschools (child led life-learning), I know just how educational time in the garden can be. Recently, we have been planting our spring garden and identifying plants with the Like That Garden smartphone app....
A ground-breaking new study has found that plants can feel when they are being eaten, responding at times with defense mechanisms. The study, titled, "Plants respond to leaf vibrations caused by insect herbivore chewing", was conducted by the Division...
I've recently found an even better idea than straw bale gardening, and that is hay bale gardening! Straw bales are usually comprised of stalks of plants, mostly corn, that have been dried out and baled. Most straw bales consist of...
The word Walipini, derived from the Aymaran language and an indigenous Bolivian tribe, is translated as “a place of warmth” and is an earth sheltered cold frame or transparent-roofed enclosure. This underground greenhouse was created for the cold regions of...
Have you heard of aquaponics? It's the food production method that combines raising fish and growing vegetables to create a sustainable living ecosystem. The plants are positioned above the fish tank. The water from the fish, which is filled...
Regrowing yourself an endless supply of amazing vegetables is easier than you think!  Follow the simple instructions below and regrow yourself to food abundance. Green Onions Green Onions are one of the easiest vegetables to grow and regrow.  Simply cut them about an...
This month IKEA announced a new indoor hydroponic garden called KRYDDA/VÄXER . The indoor garden allows you to grow food at home year round. The system requires no soil and is designed with the average person in mind.  Creator, Helena...
The Halldorson Family is known for their three years living in a converted school bus called the Unschool Bus. They traveled the country teaching communities about the philosophy of unschooling, or child led learning. After their three years of travel...
How to Grow Peppermint Peppermint is a very easy plant to grow. It thrives in cool shaded areas without much direct sun light. Most gardeners suggest planting from cuttings (they usually root easily in water) because sometimes peppermint from seed...
From Marjory Wildcraft's GrowNetwork Is Buying a Dehydrator Worth the Cost? Buying a dehydrator can be an investment, although they do come in several different sizes. The smallest dehydrators are typically the cheapest. Often times, the only difference between a “big”...