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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…

Heirloom Vegetables
Do It Yourself: organic potting soil for your flowerpot farm
Natural Pest and Disease Control in your Vegetable Garden

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…
Backyard Chickens?
Start your own eco-community
Sustainable Poultry
Chicken Facts
Keeping Bees: my experience
Frugal Parenting

Food

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
Using residual heat for cooking
Energy Efficiency in your Kitchen
Preserving vegetables
Preserving Summer’s Bounty