Forest Permaculture

Forest Permaculture is an integrated three dimensional design of permanent agricultural layers combining tall trees, small trees and shrubs, vines, perennial and self-seeding ground covers, and livestock to sustainability and permanently provide nutrients. Okay, that sounds so serious and professional.  Permaculture is a method of farming management where the environment provides food for your livestock.  …

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Whole-Grain Flour Guide – Food and Recipes

Trying to reduce refined grains in your diet? Use our whole-grain flour guide to replace white flour with high-quality, nutritious alternatives. By Tabitha Alterman As science learns more about the makeup of a healthy diet, one fact has become clear: Refined grains are bad for our health—and our waistlines. Saying that a grain is “whole” …

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Echinacea:The Art of Tincturing

Learn to harvest and make medicine from this immune-boosting plant By Susan Belsinger and Tina Marie Wilcox We cultivate the echinacea because they are handsome perennial-flowering plants that add height and color to our gardens and show off their splendid coneheads throughout the summer and into the fall. Butterflies and birds are attracted to these …

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Growing Fall Broccoli and Brassicas

By Barbara Pleasant Thick mulch will help keep soil cool, a boon to fall broccoli and brassicas like this kohlrabi seedling. Photo by MOTHER EARTH NEWS Staff Is there some secret to growing good fall crops of broccoli and other cabbage family crops? I start the seedlings indoors, but as soon as I set them …

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How Wolves Change Rivers

The importance of the cycle of life, predator and prey relationships, and how humans fit into the scheme of things...  God is the perfect designer... Please do watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysa5OBhXz-Q   What I love about using Holistic and Sustainable management principles is that people play an important part in every aspect of the farm.  When farms …

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3 Chores to Do Now to Prep Your Garden for Winter and Spring

These basic moves will revive your soil, renew your tools and make for a fruitful harvest next year Aislin Suparak Gibson                         September 7, 2017 Design Director of Modern Hive. As fall arrives, the days get shorter, and the rhythms of school and work return. Now is the time to clear the garden and plant for …

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Layout Tips for a Successful Vegetable Garden

Layout Tips for a Successful Vegetable Garden Want to harvest your own tomatoes, lettuce, basil, and more? Read on for essential how-tos in planning a vegetable garden layout. By Kelly Roberson Planning a vegetable garden and successfully harvesting your own produce is easier than you might think. The layout of a vegetable garden can make …

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Seed Saving 101: How to Save Seeds

Seed Saving 101: How to Save Seeds Preserve your harvest from year to year with these easy seed-saving basics. [repost: http://www.motherearthliving.com/vegetable-gardening/seed-saving-how-to-save-seeds.aspx?newsletter=1&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=03.03.16%20MEL&utm_term=MEL%20eNews%5D By Tabitha Alterman September/October 2011 Growing an organic garden from seeds you saved yourself is the ultimate in gardening self-reliance. But that’s only one reason to take up this hobby. In addition to the …

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The Simple, 7-Ingredient Compost Tea That Will Revolutionize Your Garden

Written by: Trent Rhode   Earth, by its very nature, is in a partnership with microbes of all kinds. From the deepest seas, to the highest mountains, microbes such as bacteria, yeast and fungi are a key part of our planet’s ecosystems, performing vital functions like making nutrients bio-available to plants and animals, and helping …

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It’s The Pain-Free (And Overlooked) Technique To A Bigger Garden Yield

Written by: Miche Warwick Succession planting is a great technique to use in your garden that will provide you with delicious benefits for little extra work. The primary goal of succession planting is to produce more food from your garden by continuously planting crops throughout the growing season. If you’re like many of us fellow …

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