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Healthy Lunch Box Ideas with Less Waste

If you send kids off to school every day, you know just how hard it is to pull together a zero-waste lunch. And one that's healthy. If you're trying to skip plastic products as well, it's even harder. What's a parent to do?

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5 Reasons to Plant a Crabapple in your Garden

Crabapples are a great addition to small gardens and orchards, plus they offer some surprising benefits! Consider adding one to your "must plant" list.

Lacto-fermented pineapple salsa - great with chicken, fish, or just a spoon!

Learn to Ferment Vegetables: 50+ Recipes to Get You Started

Get started with fermenting today! It's easy, and fermented foods are great for your gut.

Did you know that storing bread in a linen bag can make it last longer? Here's how to make one in 15 minutes! Bonus: You'll eliminate some plastic bags from the landfill.

Make linen bread bags in just 15 minutes – no more moldy bread

Did you know that storing bread in a linen bag can make it last longer? Here's how to make one in 15 minutes! Bonus: You'll eliminate some plastic bags from the landfill.

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Homemade Tzatziki Sauce

My favorite thing about tzatziki is how light and refreshing it tastes - and it's easy to make at home! It's perfect for warm days and can be paired with simple foods like olives and feta.

From bicycles to sewing machines, lawn mowers, and camping gear, sharing "big" items that are rarely used can save you bunches of money.

Save Thousands of Dollars with Collaborative Consumption

Sharing big items -- instead of every household owning one -- can save you money, reduce the environmental impacts of producing more than we really (truly) need, and free up some of your precious storage space.

Probiotic red cabbage and beet kraut. Garden fresh goodness.

Probiotic Beet and Red Cabbage Sauerkraut

Red cabbage and beets fresh from the garden make a lovely ferment and a nice variation on your standard sauerkraut.

This easy-to-make breakfast is SUPER simple and uses up random leftovers for a zero-waste breakfast.

Easy Breakfast Casserole with Farm Fresh Eggs and Leftovers

This easy breakfast casserole is a great way to utilize leftovers, save money, and eliminate food waste. Put your hens on notice that they're going to need to up production.

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The Best Homemade Salsa: Recipes Straight from the Garden

Garden (or orchard!) fresh produce is the perfect reason to whip up a batch of salsa. From basic tomato salsa to toppings featuring cactus, strawberries, cucumbers, and cilantro, you're sure to find something here to make your tastebuds happy.

Looking for a way to keep your chickens cool in the summertime heat? Here are some ideas for you!

Beat the Heat: How to Keep your Chickens Cool this Summer

Help your flock keep their cool this summer with these easy tips and treats. Your chickens will thank you.