20+ easy ways to reduce plastic in your home

Why I Don’t Recommend Recycling Plastic

We're being overrun with plastic. Recycling is NOT the answer. It's time for you and me to talk about changing habits, folks.

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Ethically Foraging for Edible Plants

For many of us trying to live a natural, sustainable way of life in touch with the seasons, foraging for edible plants often becomes an integral part of putting food on our table. While it can be rewarding we should practice good stewardship skills to keep it sustainable for generations to come.

Fresh peach butter. It's like summer in a jar.

Recipe: Peach Butter

Peach season just doesn't last long enough. If you're lucky enough to have an abundance of them, turn them into peach butter to extend that flavor just a little bit longer.

Organic gardening doesn't just mean "sit back and let the bugs have at it." It means using various natural control methods to keep them in check.

7 Organic Pest Control Methods

Organic gardening means using the least harmful method of controlling pests and diseases. It also means that the plant is not looked on as an isolated thing but part of bigger ecological system and doing what's best for the system as a whole instead of what's best for just the plant.

Turn your garden abundance into a snappy, spicy side dish with these lacto-fermented snap peas. Serve 'em alongside a sandwich or on top of a salad.

Spicy Pickled Snap Peas

Pickled snap peas, lacto-fermented snap peas, spicy snap peas. Whatever you call them, they're a great addition to your home preservation plans. When your peas are going off, be sure to make up several jars - you'll love them.

This family transformed a collapsing barn into a small house.

Small House Living

How one family transformed a collapsing barn into a small house living adventure.

Purslane is a great plant to keep around for chicken fodder.

Grow Your Own Chicken Feed – Organic!

Want to save money on feeding your chickens? Plant these garden crops to supplement their feed.

Nigerian Dwarf goats area a great choice for any size homestead, but especially for folks who are short on space.

Top 5 Reasons to Choose Nigerian Goats for Your Homestead

Nigerian Dwarf goats area a great choice for any size homestead, but especially for folks who are short on space. Leona from My Healthy Green Family shares why.

Yacon - also known as ground apple - is great eaten fresh .

Growing Yacon

Yacon's edible tubers are sweet and crunchy, giving it the nickname "ground apple." We're growing yacon in the garden this year for the first time.

Outsmarting the pickleworm. If my plan works, I might actually be able to grow squash and cucumbers this year!

Organic Pest Control: Outsmart the Buggahs

I'm experimenting with an unexpected "organic pest control" method to outsmart the pickleworm. Maybe THIS year I'll have zucchini!