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When describing an earthworm to someone who has never seen one, it sounds like you are describing a creature that is too good to be true and can’t possibly exist. They don’t have any ears, eyes, or a nose, but…

Do It Yourself: organic potting soil for your flowerpot farm
Natural Pest and Disease Control in your Vegetable Garden
Compost: cooking a meal for your garden


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…
Urban Homesteading in Cape Town
Chickens in the City
Start your own eco-community
Backyard Chickens?
Keeping Bees: my experience
Chicken Facts


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
Dried Mushrooms
Drying Foods at Home
Using residual heat for cooking
Energy Efficiency in your Kitchen