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Featured: Gardening

For gardeners with a bit of unused space and a little ambition, keyhole gardens are ideal. They work like an organic recycling tank, using your food and garden waste as fuel to grow vegetables! Keyhole gardens are a mix between…

Flowerpot Farming
Heirloom Vegetables
Do It Yourself: organic potting soil for your flowerpot farm


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…
Backyard Chickens?
Urban Homesteading in Cape Town
The Freeman Family’s Sustainable Journey
Start your own eco-community
Sustainable Poultry
Frugal Parenting


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…

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