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All good potting media should meet the needs of plant roots for air, water, nutrients, and support. Some common ingredients allowed in organic potting media include: Soil. For many years, the trend in conventional growing has been toward soilless media….

Compost: cooking a meal for your garden
Build a Self-Composting Keyhole Garden
Heirloom Vegetables

Self-Sufficiency

Frugal parenting
Kids need a lot less than we give them, and restoring old furniture and using good quality second-hand clothing and toys make…
Keeping Bees: my experience
Chickens in the City
Chicken Facts
Start your own eco-community
Urban Homesteading in Cape Town
The Freeman Family’s Sustainable Journey

Food

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
Kneading Dough
Home-Baked Bread
Dried Mushrooms
Drying Foods at Home