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Go Green; Literally! Funky Upcycling and Recycling Ideas for Your Plant Pots

A trip to the nursery is possibly the most calming and refreshing experience. Walking around, choosing your plants and just being in the presence of nature’s bounty does some amazing things for your emotional health. I know I can hardly wait for my annual trip to the nursery!

 There is one downside, however. Plants are sold in plastic pots. When we come home we plant them in our gardens. What happens to all the plastic pots? Most recyclers do not accept planters as a recyclable as…

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Added by Anne Staley on December 12, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

6 Foods That'll Re-Grow from Kitchen Scraps

A lot of us like the green living lifestyle but oftentimes lack the time or space for maintaining our own garden. While having a traditional garden is an excellent way to save money on groceries as well as ensure that your food is safe, fresh, and free of pesticides, there are many foods that can be purchased from farmer's markets or grocery stores and then regrown in small spaces.

Pumpkin

Pumpkins are a truly incredible fruit. People can use them for decoration and as food.…

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Added by Alexander Goodwin on September 9, 2013 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Gardener? Or Urban Farmer? Which are you?

  1. You find dried bean seeds in your pockets in December.
  2. There is hay in the car.
  3. You turn to binder twine and five gallon buckets rather than organic hemp twine and a trug.
  4. You talk compost with strangers.
  5. You indulge in “one more season” hose repair.
  6. You spend more time thinking about fencing than the White Flower Farm flower catalog.
  7. You realize, half way through a professional meeting, that you have dirt somewhere. Fingernails?…
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Added by Charlyn on August 25, 2013 at 10:13pm — 2 Comments

It's Going to Be An Active August!

Well, the inspections for the bank and local municipality have been completed, and all of our rehab work has been approved! We're just waiting on the final disbursement check so that we can pay our roofer. It has been quite the ordeal, but well worth it a little headache and a lot of elbow grease in the end!

I had mentioned before that our riding lawnmower had quit... Well, this past weekend, we were given a riding mower, which we desperately needed, as "payment" from a friend of ours…

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Added by Carrie Seal-Stahl on August 6, 2013 at 9:04pm — 2 Comments

Ups and Downs in the Beginner's Garden

Click the picture for a link to my update on growing my first garden as the Girl Gone Local :)

Added by Jordan Pastor on July 15, 2013 at 8:59pm — No Comments

Strawberry Sour Cream Brown Sugar Soaked Oat Muffins

Right here!

Added by Kirsten Madaus on June 17, 2013 at 2:46pm — No Comments

4 Easy Ideas For a More Sustainable Kitchen

Many people are searching for ways to live in a more Eco-friendly manner, and in many cases, living more Eco-friendly coincides with having a sustainable kitchen. Four aspects homeowners can implement in order to receive the greatest benefits monetarily and environmentally are as follows.

Use natural cleaners

One way to create a more Eco-friendly lifestyle and a sustainable kitchen is making cleaners using natural ingredients. From cleaning the floor to the…

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Added by Alexander Goodwin on May 16, 2013 at 3:30pm — 6 Comments

Last year's garden should have been named the Drought Bowl! So it's containers all the way this year!!!!

Just completed planting 3 container boxes (Garden PatchTM GrowBoxTM) and 1 City Picker Patio garden box with vaired tomato, bell and sweet peppers, Thai hot peppers, cabbages, strawberries, and leeks.

I plan to continue with the remaining…

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Added by John F. Houpt II, PhD on April 24, 2013 at 2:19pm — 3 Comments

Rejoicing in the Springtime

Spring is here and the beautiful, perfect days just keep coming!!! We keep having these amazing mornings that start off with a light rain and then all afternoon we are blessed with a warm sunny day, and sometimes we get another rain or thunderstorm at night. Thank you mama nature!

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We have lettuce popping up all over the garden, thanks to my…

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Added by Desiree on April 18, 2013 at 7:47pm — No Comments

New Mexico Spring



From my blog: http://misanthropicidealist.blogspot.com/…

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Added by MisAnthrope on April 18, 2013 at 1:39pm — 1 Comment

Spring Is In The Air!!

Hello all you homesteaders!! Just wanted to touch base and let everybody know what's goin' on at Stinnett Family Farms. Spring has definitely been in the air for the past week or so. Been through the whole sinus…

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Added by Travis Stinnett on April 13, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Homestead Spotlight: Your Gardening Friend

Welcome all you homesteaders!! This is Issue #2 in the “Homestead Spotlight Series.”

Today I want to welcome Your Gardening Friend as this weeks homestead spotlight. Your Gardening Friend is owned and operated by Holly. Holly is married and lives in Indiana. Holly is the proud mother of three canine…

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Added by Travis Stinnett on February 11, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Living Green and Saving Money, It's Easy!

Everyone knows that green living is not only healthy for us but it’s also healthy for the environment. However, did you know that living a green lifestyle could also save you money? It is true. The implementation of a few simple, “green changes” in to your life can in fact save you money.



Grow your own food



Buying groceries is a huge expense for most families. For this reason, growing some of your own herbs and vegetables will most assuredly help you keep more of…

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Added by Tina Jacobs on February 7, 2013 at 1:03pm — 1 Comment

Worm Composting (Vermiculture Basics)

According to…

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Added by Travis Stinnett on January 14, 2013 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Seed Order COMPLETE!~

Just placed my Baker Creek order! $69.50 for 30 packets of seeds- Not bad. There are a few veggies and herbs we will need to purchase locally (garlic, onion sets, seed potatoes, rosemary, horseradish) along with our flowers and fruit trees.

Here's what we'll be growing this year:

Blue Lake Bush 274 Bean

Old Homestead (Kentucky Wonder) Bean

Long Island Improved Brussels Sprouts

Waltham 29…

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Added by Carrie Seal-Stahl on January 4, 2013 at 9:22pm — 3 Comments

A Homestead for Christmas!!!

It's been quite a while since I've last posted here... I've been making a LOT of jerky on my new dehydrator, and trying out new bread recipes. I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. I know I did! I got the ultimate gift. For the past 3 or so years that I've been a member, I've always talked about wanting a small homestead...........

AT LAST!!! We've found one! The week after Thanksgiving, our offer was accepted on a 3 acre parcel with a modest ranch style home on it! We got an…

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Added by Carrie Seal-Stahl on December 29, 2012 at 12:34am — 2 Comments

From the Group Up - Where We Are

What is From the Ground Up?

From the Ground Up is a documentary project that provides an inspiring look at gardeners in three cities, juxtaposing these modern urban farmers with the original Victory Gardeners who during WWII grew food in backyards, on balconies, any wherever they could.  At their peak, these gardeners yielded 40% of the produce consumed in the US. Today a Sacramento teacher and her young sons “take on City Hall” to fight for…

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Added by Kristi Adams on November 2, 2012 at 6:42pm — 1 Comment

Adventures in Foraging

Last week I got a copy of Going to Seed: Finding, Identifying, and Preparing Edible Plants of the Southwest by Kahanah Farnsworth in the mail.  I thought it would be valuable not only because it's specific to my region (the high desert in New Mexico), but because it also includes recipes for preparation of the plants. …

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Added by MisAnthrope on October 28, 2012 at 1:02pm — 3 Comments

Flashcard Philosophy: Gardening As Therapy

[originally appeared at http://upcountry-living.com/2012/9/7/flashcard-philosophy-gardening-as-therapy]

Pursuing hobbies and passions is therapeutic. Even at the beginning, when you're…

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Added by Jenna Beaulieu on September 7, 2012 at 9:17am — 2 Comments

Gardening tips: how to hand pollinate tomatoes for larger production of your container garden

Gardening tips: how to hand pollinate tomatoes for larger production of your container garden. Many gardeners leave pollination to the bees, but if you want to see the best harvests, you can take matters into your own hands.



In this video I am going to show you the best way to hand pollinate your tomatoes. All you need is an electric toothbrush and…

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Added by Robert Brennan on July 30, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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