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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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Raising Animals for Fiber

by: EJ on 06/29/2017
Posted in: Sustainable Living

Deborah Niemann's fully revised and updated Homegrown and Handmade: A Practical Guide to More Self-Reliant Living is now off press and for the last day of our summer sale, we are giving away a free download  of Chapter 20, "Producing from the Home Fiber Flock".  Click here for your copy.

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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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Understanding the Sun and Solar Energy

by: EJ on 06/28/2017

With solar employing more people in US electricity generation than oil, coal and gas combined, we thought that for today’s blog post we would take a page form Dan Chiras’ book Power from the Sun-2nd Edition: A Practical Guide to Small-Scale Solar Production and found out how do we generate power from the sun and can it really meet all our …

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