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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…

Build a Self-Composting Keyhole Garden
Gardening with Worms
Do It Yourself: organic potting soil for your flowerpot farm


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…
The Freeman Family’s Sustainable Journey
Urban Homesteading in Cape Town
Backyard Chickens?
Keeping Bees: my experience
Sustainable Poultry
Chicken Facts


Home-Baked Bread

Since time immemorial, humans have made, eaten and celebrated bread, in its many forms and flavours. Convenient and filling in…

Dried Mushrooms
Drying Foods at Home
Preserving vegetables
Preserving Summer’s Bounty
Using residual heat for cooking
Energy Efficiency in your Kitchen