Smart Pots for Easy Garden Beds

Smart Pots for Easy Garden Beds

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7 Things Hurricane Survivors are Wishing For

7 Things Hurricane Survivors are Wishing For

The residents of the Puna district on the Island of Hawaii are still reeling from the impact of Hurricane Iselle. While we—thankfully—have had only minor inconveniences due to the storm, others have been devastated. Watching things unfold for our neighbors to the…

Garden Fresh Salsa

Garden Fresh Salsa

The most important ingredient for killer fresh salsa is—bar none—garden fresh tomatoes. Those barely pink orbs you’ll find at the grocery store? Don’t even bother. Seriously. You will be disappointed. But if you’ve got a garden that’s brimming with juicy ripe…

Empowered Eating: The Local Food eCourse

Empowered Eating: The Local Food eCourse

We talk about eating locally a lot. If you’re not growing a garden — or a big enough garden — to feed your family, there’s the question of where to source fresh produce. When we stop to consider our food…

A [Virtual] Tour of Attainable Sustainable Headquarters

A [Virtual] Tour of Attainable Sustainable Headquarters

One of the bonus features of our new place is the 10,000 gallon catchment tank/water tank/cistern. Call it what you will, turns out it makes a great place for grabbing a 360-degree view of a good portion of our active…

Summer Canning Recipes Galore

Summer Canning Recipes Galore

Whether from your own garden or orchard, or from your CSA box or farmers market, the abundance of summer is at its peak. Here, I give you a collection of some of my family’s favorite recipes for bottling up the…

Deals on Three Great Resources for Self-Reliant Living

Deals on Three Great Resources for Self-Reliant Living

  As we head into the weekend, let me pop onto your screen very quickly to point out a few deals and discounts on some of the products I’ve recommended here in the past. 1. The folks over at Kitchen Stewardship are my…

Reversing Desertification: One Amazingly Simple Solution

Reversing Desertification: One Amazingly Simple Solution

Desertification of the land. About two-thirds of the world’s grasslands are at risk. This accelerates climate change and impacts the societies where it’s happening, causing food and water shortages. Allan Savory proposes doing something unthinkable. Unthinkable because for years, we’ve been told it’s the problem….

12 Awesome Things to Do With a Few Homestead Friends

12 Awesome Things to Do With a Few Homestead Friends

Have you met Erin from Blue Yurt Farms? That girl is a FIREBALL. Full of positive energy, full of ideas about homesteading. And her latest idea? Sheer brilliance. Whether you’re wading through the idea of homesteading or actively doing it, Erin’s newest…