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Gift-Giving in the Roycroft Tradition

We are pleased to present this hands-on demonstration
at the historic Roycroft Campus in East Aurora.
(rescheduled from original date) 12 more words

Nature Education

Sautéed swiss browns on toast: A simple pleasure


In an effort to try to make ‘home’ the source for more of the things we eat, Glenn and I recently attempted growing mushrooms ourselves. 313 more words


Indoor Vegetable Growing in the Winter

Growing vegetables indoors over winter isn’t hard at all. The key to being successful is providing enough light, using a proper growth medium, and keeping the soil moist without over watering. 357 more words


DIY Make Your Own Bean Sprouts

Store bought bean sprouts are expensive. A can of sprouts from Wal-Mart costs about $2 for 15oz while a bag of organic mung bean seeds cost about $1 a pound. 286 more words


Growing Indoors Over Winter: Types of Plants

You can basically grow anything inside over the winter that you would outside during the growing season. The only real limit is your space available. You can grow corn, but it’s inconvenient since the stalks are so tall. 221 more words


My Mission

My name is Jason and I’m planning to begin a big adventure, an adventure I hope you all join me for. Over the next few years I want to build a self sufficient, green, homestead. 62 more words


Reality simply gnaws

I love the term “real life”.  It’s like the word “normal”.  It’s highly presumptuous and not at all descriptive.  I tend to hear it used disparagingly- “Well, this is real life.”  I guess that, as a descriptive phrase, it’s thrown at you when you have some fantastical expectations of a situation that could never, in “reality”, be achieved. 497 more words