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CC BY 3.0 Brianna Privett

Container Vegetable Gardening

Provide fresh homegrown produce in small spaces
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 5:40 PM

Learn some of the ins and outs of growing plants and food in containers / pots and how you can still produce a lot of food in pretty small spaces.

http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/container-vegetable-gardening.html

Note: Did you know that growing your own ginger is pretty easy to do in a pot and makes a great house plant?

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How to Deal with Extremely Root Bound Plants

Knowledge for healthier potted plants
Monday, April 21, 2014, 6:24 PM

For healthier and more productive indoor and patio plants, make sure to periodically check the root growth of container plants to make sure they are not root bound.  And if they are, use the information in the following article to learn how to deal with the problem. 

http://www.rootsimple.com/2014/04/how-to-deal-with-extremely-root-bound-plants/

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How to Make a Hoop House

Setting up a simple season extender
Monday, April 21, 2014, 10:10 AM

Whether you are protecting your spring plants from chaotic temperatures / storms or extending your growing season into fall and winter, learning how to build this simple hoop house over your raised beds can help your plants grow better and improve your overall success.

http://www.onehundreddollarsamonth.com/how-to-make-a-hoop-house-picture-tutorial/

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11 Reasons You Should Consider Beekeeping

Friday, April 18, 2014, 4:20 PM

A great summary of some of the many reasons one should consider taking up beekeeping to build resiliency into their life. 

http://www.greenphonebooth.com/2014/04/11-reasons-you-should-consider.html

Also check out the Beekeeping Group Page and the following WSID Articles on beekeeping:  Small-Scale Beekeeping   /   Honey Bee Candy: Winter Feeding

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CC BY 3.0 Rob Ireton

6 Perennial Vegetables To Plant Once

Reap their harvest year after year
Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 6:28 PM

As you look to plant your current garden this spring or start breaking ground on a new one, consider planting the following 6 plants to give you great produce year after year. 

http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/plant-some-these-perennial-vegetables-keep-giving-year-after-year.html

Also check out the WSID Article on Planting Asparagus.

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Survival Uses for Newspaper

9 ideas and tips for using newspaper
Monday, April 14, 2014, 11:03 AM

From using newspaper as a garden weed barrier to covering pipes and preventing drafts in window and doors, newspaper can have many wonderful uses around the home and in survival situations. 

http://www.survivopedia.com/newspuses/

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5 Simple Tips For Spotting And Treating Common Chicken Illnesses

Understanding the signs
Thursday, April 10, 2014, 5:10 PM

Learn about some of the more common ailments that can arise in your backyard flock and how to identify them. 

http://www.offthegridnews.com/2014/04/08/5-simple-tips-for-spotting-and-treating-common-chicken-illnesses/

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160 Uses for Coconut Oil

Many reasons to include it in your preps
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 11:35 AM

Great for cooking, personal care and healthful, here is a great list of uses for coconut oil and a whole lot of reasons to keep some on hand.

http://wakeup-world.com/2012/03/02/160-uses-for-coconut-oil/

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© Thibault Faverie

Natural Air Conditioner

Cools with the power of terracotta and evaporation
Monday, April 7, 2014, 2:27 PM

An interesting concept to create small space cooling using simple technology and natural materials.

http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-product-design/natural-air-conditioner-terracotta-thibault-faverie.html

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10 Non-Power Tools You Need for Survival

Effective tools when power is not available
Friday, April 4, 2014, 3:59 PM

A good list of tools to consider as part of your preps that can replace the ones the need power or batteries in order to function. 

http://survivalcache.com/10-non-power-tools-you-need_for_survival/

And as a side note, my new 28" cross cut saw arrives tomorrow.  Looking forward to trying it out and giving everyone a review of its effectiveness and functionality. » Read more