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The easiest way to think about composting is to pretend you’re cooking a meal for your garden. Let’s pretend you’re making a stew. As with the real thing, for compost you need to prepare your raw ingredients, put them in…

Heirloom Vegetables
Gardening with Worms
Build a Self-Composting Keyhole Garden


Zoe and Chicken
A friend of ours who had a large property in Constantia had about 60 layers and was looking to downsize her chicken…
The Freeman Family’s Sustainable Journey
Frugal Parenting
Start your own eco-community
Chicken Facts
Urban Homesteading in Cape Town
Keeping Bees: my experience


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