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Urban Gardening

I’ve been in love with the idea of gardening for a while. In an attempt to live a more healthy lifestyle and reduce (eventually eliminate) our consumption of processed foods, I’d like to start a small garden. 241 more words


Sheet composting or ... cooking up an experiment in the garden

I’ve always known that the soil in the garden was the key to planting success.  So, when we started our new Denver garden in 2014 we turned in most of the turf and dug, weeded and added leaf mold to the topsoil.  1,199 more words

Fall Gardening

Do this now to be healthier instantly

I was inspired to write this post after seeing my Word Press Daily Prompt email today. The one word prompt was, “artificial”. The minute my brain sorted out those 10 letters it clicked! 253 more words

Edible Garden

A Farm Is Born

The idea of owning land and creating a homestead is romantic, but I’m in no financial position to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a property. 436 more words


Aquaponics System - Growing Vegetables and Fish in a Simple Cycle

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Fermented Uncanned Tomatoes

October is generally a time when the days start getting shorter, the nights get cooler, and we experience the first frost here in Northern Illinois. This fall, though, the weather hasn’t really seem to get the message that it’s dark by 6:30 p.m. 372 more words

GAPS™ Diet

The Squash Harvest: a case study on the benefits of organic gardening

Recently, we harvested our butternut squash from our backyard urban garden. The two plants had sprawled themselves out across the rain garden and looped around the blueberry bushes in this kind of beautiful ground cover. 584 more words

Sustainable Gardening