Essential skills, from starting a country living library to raising earthworms to pruning cane fruits.
Craftsy folks frequently share a do-it-yourself ethic. While it’s always easier just to buy cheap, pretty yarn at the craft store, some (particularly homesteaders) prefer to create their own dyes. In fact, if you own sheep or other fiber animals, this may be a logical next step to adding value to your products. You can…
A step-by-step guide to keeping blackberry plants strong, healthy, and productive.
The second of a two-part series on the benefits of eating the rainbow.
Just the basics on this comprehensive approach to sustainable living.
The first of a two-part series on the benefits of eating the rainbow.
Winning the war on squash bugs is not easy—here are a few tips to help.
Organic gardeners have many good reasons to use mulch besides aesthetics. We’ll give you three.
Preserving the food we grow at home or buy in bulk from a local farmer can seem daunting to the beginner. We know that food safety is important, but how do we achieve it? This food preservation site from K-State has the answers. Many resources have been combined into one convenient location. Learn more about:…
Homegrown vegetables are good for you, but they are frequently dirty. Veggie Wash is an all-natural cleaning spray that seems to do a good job getting the produce clean and ready to eat. For things like tomatoes, apples, and peaches, just spray the fruit and rub it clean under running water. For berries and lettuce,…