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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….

Natural Pest and Disease Control in your Vegetable Garden
Build a Self-Composting Keyhole Garden
Compost: cooking a meal for your 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…
Backyard Chickens?
Sustainable Poultry
Urban Homesteading in Cape Town
Chickens in the City
Frugal Parenting
Keeping Bees: my experience


Energy Efficiency in your Kitchen

I love the change of seasons – the different colours, clothes, and perhaps most of all, the shift in seasonal foods…

Preserving vegetables
Preserving Summer’s Bounty
Kneading Dough
Home-Baked Bread
Dried Mushrooms
Drying Foods at Home