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Winterizing Ponds and Water Features

by: Sara on 07/12/2017

It may be the middle of summer but winter sneaks up fast, and knowing how to care for your pond in those cold winter months is essential. Today's post is from Robert Pavlis, author of Building Natural Ponds: Create a Clean, Algae-free Pond without Pumps, Filters, or Chemicals. It was originally posted on Robert's blog Garden Fundementals.

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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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How Scything Will Change Your Life

by: EJ on 06/29/2017

There are many sounds of summer, but with a scythe, the sound of a mower does not need to be one of them! Today's blog entry is an excerpt from Ian Miller's book, The Scything Handbook: Learn How to Cut Grass, Mow Meadows and Harvest GrainBe sure to download the excerpt at the end of the blog explaining all the different ways a scythe can come …

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Permaculture Guilds Units- What They are and How They Work

by: EJ on 06/27/2017

Zach Loeks is the author of The Permaculture Market Garden: A Visual Guide to a Profitable Whole-systems Farm Business  and a market gardener, farm consultant and educator who runs Kula Permaculture Farm with his wife Kylah Dobson and their two daughters, Dayvah and Rainah.  Today's excerpt covers how permaculture guilds work.  Be sure to download …

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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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