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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…

Do It Yourself: organic potting soil for your flowerpot farm
Heirloom Vegetables
Build a Self-Composting Keyhole 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…
Backyard Chickens?
Chickens in the City
Chicken Facts
The Freeman Family’s Sustainable Journey
Urban Homesteading in Cape Town
Start your own eco-community


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