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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...
This is Ted with Raven Rock Eco Village. He shows us how the chicken tractor is set up and describes how they have the chickens rotate between pastures, right behind the cattle. Joel Scalaton Method. Get the book here on...
Catherine and her children were on a walk in Austin Texas and passed the Children's Garden at Casa de Luz. They were informed that the school that was on site had shut down and the Children's Garden was being...
A guest article by Danny Donchev of GrowAce.com There is a potential that you can get your green plants lively throughout the year. Through indoor gardening, you are able to start new plants and grow new greens in the midst...
Catherine stops to check out a roadside garden in Indiana. Start where you are with what you have! Food can grow anywhere there is dirt and sunshine!!!!! Anyone can garden!!!!!
Catherine stops in Arkansas to harvest blackberries and plums on their way to Indiana. You can homestead from the road by stopping at local farms along your route!!! The blackberries were eaten in the car and used in smoothies...
Join Catherine and the kids as the go pickin' at the farm!
For many a homesteader or gardener, weeds can be a major topic of conversation. They should be—but maybe not for the reasons you think! I’m not talking about eradication or even control of noxious or unwanted plant life. What I’m...
This year we're trying something new and planting our seeds according to the biodynamic farming method. This method has been around for about a hundred years and originated in Austria. It has some ties to the Waldorf education method, but mainly--biodynamic...
Companion planting is a common practice among gardeners. The most common popular method of companion planting is the Three Sisters method of putting squash, beans, and corn together.  In the instance of the Three Sisters, the plants play a very functional role...