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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….

Gardening with Worms
Build a Self-Composting Keyhole Garden
Flowerpot Farming

Self-Sufficiency

Bees on frame
A year before we moved to African Bliss, our farm in the Kouga mountains, I decided to do a course in bee-keeping. I…
Chicken Facts
Sustainable Poultry
Backyard Chickens?
Chickens in the City
The Freeman Family’s Sustainable Journey
Urban Homesteading in Cape Town

Food

Drying Foods at Home

Since antiquity, the art of dehydrating food has saved more than a few civilizations: to the ancient Greeks, Egyptians, and…

Preserving vegetables
Preserving Summer’s Bounty
Using residual heat for cooking
Energy Efficiency in your Kitchen
Kneading Dough
Home-Baked Bread