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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….

Compost: cooking a meal for your garden
Natural Pest and Disease Control in your Vegetable Garden
Gardening with Worms

Self-Sufficiency

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…
Chickens in the City
Urban Homesteading in Cape Town
Chicken Facts
Sustainable Poultry
Backyard Chickens?
Start your own eco-community

Food

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…

Using residual heat for cooking
Energy Efficiency in your Kitchen
Dried Mushrooms
Drying Foods at Home
Kneading Dough
Home-Baked Bread