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DIY GardeningUrban Homesteading

Five Small Space Garden Ideas

As someone who’s spent years in apartments and condos while nursing a gardening addiction, I know all too well how hard it can be to garden in smaller space. But with limitations comes creativity…

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Grow Gourmet Mushrooms for a Profit

Growing gourmet mushrooms for profit is becoming more popular as more farmers and homesteaders realise how easy it is. Mushrooms don't require full-time commitment and the full cycle...

DIY Gardening

Get Your Lasagna Garden Layered up

It was the same thing year after year. I grew more weeds than I did garden. My kids teased me that I had a weed garden with a few cucumbers. I had good intentions, but no time...

DIY GardeningLivestock

Feeding Fish and Growing Your Own Food with Aquaponics

Over the weekend I read an article in Harvard Business Review about the challenges Fortune 500 companies face. Apparently, successful executives emphasize the critical value of designing...

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Accelerate Your Garden Compost to Save Your Dollars

Composting is such a clever way to reduce your waste and cut your garbage collection bills. You...

DIY Gardening

How to Solve the Problem of Poor Soil

The first time I experimented with organic gardening was on one of the worst plots of land I’ve ever tried to work. Instead of topsoil it was gummy, sticky, dense clay. Water puddle on top…and...

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How to Build a Living Roof

As a successful homesteader, you’ll need the ability to make full use of their surroundings. Being able to adapt every square inch of space into something useful will dramatically increase your...

DIY GardeningHomesteading

Seven Steps to Planting Your Own Kitchen Garden

Food production is an important aspect of self-sufficiency, and certainly an easy place to start reclaiming your independence. Remember, you don’t need a lot of room to start a garden. Herb...

DIY Gardening

Cut Your Garbage Costs by Composting

Composting is an easy way to reduce the amount of household waste you’re disposing and create a free fertilizer for your garden. An estimated 30% of all waste is compostable. That means you can...