Monthly Archives: April 2013

7 Nutrient-Rich Brews Your Plants Will Love :



These are easy steps that anyone can take immediately to start getting use to a more sustainable existence. To take seriously the commitment to not waste resources and to help our environment.  These are some of the things that I am doing right now, building habits so they will be in place well before I actually will depend on those habits to thrive.

I’ll post more of these as I come across them and add them into my life.  Tell me about things you are doing to live a more sustainable life!

7 Nutrient-Rich Brews Your Plants Will Love :

7 Nutrient-Rich Brews Your Plants Will Love :


27 Medicinal Plants Worth Your Garden Space


27 Medicinal Plants Worth Your Garden Space.

Great resource every permaculture gardener should have.  All it needs is some additional information covering propagation, preservation and some recipes .  Let us know if you’ve found great resources like this.

Raised Row Gardening | “The Farm” Old World Garden Farms


Raised Row Gardening | “The Farm” Old World Garden Farms.

What a terrific site!  This is the perfect “how to” for anyone wanting to start a garden.  Simple plan, best practices, easy on the labor and very productive.  Anyone literally can do this, in any space and size. Most of what you will need you can find for very low cost or free.

Raised Row Garden


These folks have a terrific site full of helpful information. I’ll be visiting here often!

Old World Garden Farms

With the ever-increasing popularity of turning old into new again, re-purposing and upcycling have become great ways to redecorate and furnish on a budget – all while keeping our landfills and junkyards from filling up.

Traditional carpentry methods and tools are not always the solution when working with old materials such as barn wood, pallets and metal roofing. Although a table saw and a circular saw are great in traditional workshops –  it can be a bit more more difficult to use them to cut a nail infused piece of  barn wood.  So for this week’s DIY post – we thought we would highlight 6 tools we utilize that have really made our life easier while working on our re-purposing projects at the farm. I think it’s important to understand that you don’t have to have a $50,000 work shop like Norm from This Old House to make quality re-purposed items…

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How much is your vegetable garden worth? | MNN – Mother Nature Network


How much is your vegetable garden worth? | MNN – Mother Nature Network.

The Doirons estimate they invested $282 in last year’s garden, for a total return on investment of 862 percent. “

And these numbers are from 2010.  This should make anyone who struggles with food budgets vs healthy choices overjoyed to see.  The choice is clear for anyone that has even a little room and sun.  Imagine the safety that can give struggling parents, to know that they can provide a healthy diet for their kids.

Gem on Pinterest


Gem on Pinterest.

I have been working on these for a little while now and am pleased with how useful Pinterest turned out to be.  All the articles that my pins lead to are as full and complete as possible.  Much of the information will be eventually worked into this site in various forms as we get deeper into our plan!

It can be difficult to be faced with so much great information but I am finding that playing around with the ideas can really help you think about how one thing relates to everything else.