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Controlling pests organically means much more than simply changing the types of sprays and dusts you use. Organic gardeners aim to create a balanced system where pests are regulated naturally and where there is seldom the need to use even…

Build a Self-Composting Keyhole Garden
Heirloom Vegetables
Do It Yourself: organic potting soil for your flowerpot farm


Zoe and Chicken
A friend of ours who had a large property in Constantia had about 60 layers and was looking to downsize her chicken…
Keeping Bees: my experience
Frugal Parenting
Urban Homesteading in Cape Town
Backyard Chickens?
Sustainable Poultry
Start your own eco-community


Preserving Summer’s Bounty

If you want to become more self-sufficient in your kitchen, it makes sense to extend this self-reliance beyond the kitchen…

Using residual heat for cooking
Energy Efficiency in your Kitchen
Dried Mushrooms
Drying Foods at Home
Kneading Dough
Home-Baked Bread