Gardening preschool? 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...
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 16th annual World Naked Gardening Day is coming up soon! Yes, #nakedgardeningday is a thing. You may now be wondering, why would anybody want to garden naked? Outside of skinny-dipping, gardening ranks as the top activity that people are willing to...
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...
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...
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...
Growing strawberries is one of the best things about fall gardening. Who doesn't love fresh juicy strawberries, picked right off the plant and ripened to perfection? Strawberries are hardy to zone 2, and grow quickly, so they're an excellent fall...
From Marjory Wildcraft's GrowYourOwnGroceries.org. Nature has its own way of creating resources out of waste. In the forest, leaves fall to the ground in autumn and eventually decompose with the help of tiny microorganisms. That decomposition ultimately feeds the soil,...
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...
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...
For most living in the United States, washed, refrigerated eggs are the norm and are actually considered safer by most people. What if I told you that's not how most of the world does it? What if I told...