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Worms At Work Now Off Press #homegrowncitylife

by: EJ on 07/07/2017

The third book in our Urban Homesteading Hacks series #homegrowncitylife is now available.  Worms at Work: Harnessing the Awesome Power of Worms with Vermiculture and Vermicomposting by Crystal Stevens tells you everything you need to know about keeping worms  - your wiggly garden helpers.  

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Cheese Versus Cheeze – What is Plant-Based Cheese Anyway?

by: EJ on 06/19/2017

The Art of Plant-Based Cheese: How to Craft Real, Cultured, Non-Dairy Cheese by Karen McAthy is the second book in our Urban Homesteader Hacks series.  Karen, chef and founder of Blue Heron Creamery, says "Like all forms of fermentation and culturing, cheesemaking evolved as a means of preserving food for the long months after the harvest when …

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What the Heck are Garlic Scapes and Should I Eat Them?

by: EJ on 06/13/2017

Jenni Blackmore, author of The Food Lover's  Garden: Growing, Cooking, and Eating Well is not afraid to share her stories of garden fails.  Here is the description of her first attempt to grow garlic. 

"Years ago, when I didn’t know any better, I planted garlic in the late spring and was very disappointed with what I dug up later that same …

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Turn the Most Stubborn Green-y Grumbler into a Kaleaholic

by: EJ on 05/25/2017

Jenni Blackmore's new book, The Food Lover's Garden: Growing, Cooking, and Eating Well is just off press and Jenni shares her thoughts with us from her wild east coast homestead on a rainy spring day.

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How to Make a Liquid Fertilizer Using Comfrey

by: Sara on 05/16/2017

I have a comfrey plant that comes back stronger and bigger every year. The bees love it and I always have more than I can use. I used to think its growth might have something to do with the forgotten jack-o-lantern left to compost on its place in the garden,  but according to Darrell Frey and Michelle Czolba's new book, The Food Forest Handbook: …

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