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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…

Compost: cooking a meal for your garden
Build a Self-Composting Keyhole Garden
Do It Yourself: organic potting soil for your flowerpot farm


Fresh Eggs
When people think of chickens, they picture tractors and ploughed land as far as the eye can see. Well, I’m here to…
Start your own eco-community
The Freeman Family’s Sustainable Journey
Chicken Facts
Chickens in the City
Keeping Bees: my experience
Urban Homesteading in Cape Town


Home-Baked Bread

Since time immemorial, humans have made, eaten and celebrated bread, in its many forms and flavours. Convenient and filling in…

Dried Mushrooms
Drying Foods at Home
Using residual heat for cooking
Energy Efficiency in your Kitchen
Preserving vegetables
Preserving Summer’s Bounty