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“Vegetables don’t taste like they used to! My Ouma used to grow giant tomatos, almost all flesh with an amazing flavour!” What happened to watermelons that tasted like real watermelons and not like mildly flavoured water? You know, green beans…

Gardening with Worms
Compost: cooking a meal for your garden
Natural Pest and Disease Control in your Vegetable Garden


The Freeman Kids
Many times we have had people come over for a visit or a braai, and they gush with amazement at how we…
Start your own eco-community
Chicken Facts
Backyard Chickens?
Keeping Bees: my experience
Urban Homesteading in Cape Town
Sustainable Poultry


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…

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