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The easiest way to think about composting is to pretend you’re cooking a meal for your garden. Let’s pretend you’re making a stew. As with the real thing, for compost you need to prepare your raw ingredients, put them in…

Do It Yourself: organic potting soil for your flowerpot farm
Natural Pest and Disease Control in your Vegetable Garden
Gardening with Worms

Self-Sufficiency

Bees on frame
A year before we moved to African Bliss, our farm in the Kouga mountains, I decided to do a course in bee-keeping. I…
Urban Homesteading in Cape Town
Start your own eco-community
Chickens in the City
Backyard Chickens?
The Freeman Family’s Sustainable Journey
Sustainable Poultry

Food

Drying Foods at Home

Since antiquity, the art of dehydrating food has saved more than a few civilizations: to the ancient Greeks, Egyptians, and…

Using residual heat for cooking
Energy Efficiency in your Kitchen
Kneading Dough
Home-Baked Bread
Preserving vegetables
Preserving Summer’s Bounty