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Hugelkultur!

Rotting wood is rich stuff. In a forest, trees fall down and rot all the time. Along the way, they get buried under layers of leaves, needles and dirt. The result? Mounds of rich, broken-down biomass sustaining a huge diversity of life: mushrooms, moss, ferns, all kinds of bugs and grubs, and so on. Hugelkultur … Continue reading

Seed-saving in 6 Simple Steps

Harvest is on its way, and it’s time to start thinking about the fall chores. Turning your compost heap. Canning, fermenting, preserving. And the all-important task of seed-saving! If you’ve saved seeds before but run into difficulties, or if you’re thinking about it for the first time, here are the 6 things you need to … Continue reading

Seminar with Joel Salatin

“If a chicken eats two blades of grass a day, it’s immune to avian diseases.” ~ Joel Salatin, regarding an English study. Today’s an exciting one. We’re attending the “Intensive Discovery Seminar with Joel Salatin,” an information-packed day with renowned farmer, lecturer and author Joel Salatin and Polyface Apprentice graduate Tyler Jones. (Polyface is the … Continue reading

Natural Fertilizer… for Free

Okay, so what if overgrown grass isn’t your problem? What if undergrown grass is? The good news is, you don’t have to use synthetic fertilizer to get thicker, lusher, greener grass. And you don’t have to spend a lot of money, either. Actually, you don’t have to spend any. Give this a look: A fantastic … Continue reading

Mystery Weed Fighter

Last post, we talked about weeds. Now, what would you say if you heard there was something out there that did the following? Got rid of weeds; spread high-quality fertilizer in so doing; did just as good a job on steep, difficult spots as on the flat; used no chemicals; required no heavy machinery or permits, even for major jobs; and charmed onlookers. Are you stumped? The answer is… Continue reading

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