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- Another casual get together in the Portland Suburbs
I am having a casual get together this Saturday at 2 pm at my home in West Linn. Anyone interested is welcome. RSVP is appreciated but not required. We will discuss all things Peak and I will share my preparations, including solar hot water, ...
Event - mutschler - May 21 2013 - 5:26pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments
- Varmints: garden pest critters
Some animals can cause problems in your garden. Cats: The inspiration for this post was the near-destruction of a 13-ft by 2-ft raised bed of newly planted seed. Our cats saw the freshly-turned dirt and thought, "Litterbox!" Since ...
Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - Apr 7 2013 - 6:58am - 3 comments - 0 attachments
- Connecticut is on the move to Label GMO's
Just an alert to those who are interested in the fight to label GMO foods - The Connecticut Legislature is in the throes of creating a GMO labeling bill. Public testimony (on many Public Health Bills, but predominantly on the GMO bill) went until 2 am ...
Discussion - MustardSeed - Mar 29 2013 - 10:37pm - 1 comment - 0 attachments
- Straw Bale Gardening
Here is a link - hope it works - to a New York Times Magazine piece (Home and Garden section March 20, 2013) on vegetable gardening using cheaper-than-dirt straw bales. Looks good enough for me to try it this year! ...
Discussion - cbandi - Mar 27 2013 - 2:58pm - 13 comments - 0 attachments
- off-grid weather prediction
Yesterday, after a couple of months of disappointment, the NOAA let me down. They did not predict rain, let alone a severe thunderstorm that knocked out our power. As governments around the world cut their budgets, weather prediction is just one more ...
Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - Mar 19 2013 - 2:15pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments
- Avoiding poisonous plants in your garden
Everyone knows about poison ivy and has at \least heard of deadly nightshade and poison hemlock. We'd nver intentionally plant such things. But we may have toxic plants in or near our gardens and not know it. The Japanese, inveterate gardeners, ...
Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - Mar 16 2013 - 2:55pm - 8 comments - 0 attachments
- First step: purchase a bear proof composting drum.
Ok I'm now going shopping for a bear proof composting drum. 2nd hand hopfully nothing fancy otherwise I will make one. Try on Craigs list. See how long it takes. bear proof costs Something to think about here...as we also live in bear ...
Discussion - Garyhotice - Mar 14 2013 - 10:45pm - 1 comment - 0 attachments
- Kingman Arizona Preppers
Welcome. This forum is to provide an anonomous place to meet like minded people. Then take it offline if applicable. An objective is to prepare yourself and your family in case of a currency collapse. If you are into mathematics or statistics, then ...
Group - dolphinsrsmart - Mar 5 2013 - 6:45am - 0 comments
- If you live within 250 miles of zip 64628, what resilient/sustainable actions have you taken to improve your part of the world?
What post-peak skills do you have are are you developing? Do you live without flush toilets at home? What food do you raise at home? What have you repaired yourself this past year? How do you live without public water supply? How will you ...
Discussion - NorthCentral_Mi... - Mar 2 2013 - 2:01pm - 3 comments - 0 attachments
- FOR THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE A FREE DIY AQUAPONICS MANUAL
Aloha All! There are NO POSTS visible to me now, for some reason. If you've requested the manuals, please email me directly at email@example.com , and reference our group or Peak Prosperity, and which manual you would like to ...
Discussion - Friendly Aquaponics - Mar 1 2013 - 5:07am - 2 comments - 0 attachments
- Weed The Soil, Not The Crop
Doug and myself have been having a discussion about a gardening system I use called Weed The Soil Not The Crop. It is described as a bioextensive gardening system. It was developed by Ann and Eric Nordell so they could run a 3 1/2 acre market ...
Discussion - threehhorse - Feb 26 2013 - 10:41pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments
- "Forgotten" Wisdom
Let's collect it here! What useful things have you learned from your elders, your childhood, and the stories of others? In another group, user ptwisewoman wrote: [My elderly mother] grew up on a subsistence farm in this area and has ...
Group - Amanda Witman - Feb 28 2013 - 9:52am - 0 comments
- Actively Aerated Compost Tea making
I ran across Actively Aerated Compost Tea while studying Soil Food Webs, and was intrigued with the idea. Here's a video on it: Unfortunate l y, the process seems too industrialized, even for the ...
Discussion - Dave Barnett - Feb 18 2013 - 2:20pm - 7 comments - 0 attachments
- Know anyone who wants to live in a community with a garden?
There are nine units on the 5-acre property where I live. It is not an "intentional community" but it is a community of people who look after each other and grow food. For folks who are hip to peak oil and want to live in a place with ...
Discussion - Hilarybethhodge - Feb 14 2013 - 4:23pm - 1 comment - 0 attachments
- Southwest PA Resiliency and Self-Sufficiency
(community, energy, food, gardening, permaculture, security, Skills Development) economy,energy,environment,prepare,crash course,Chris ...
Group - havenseeker - Feb 20 2013 - 11:14pm - 0 comments
- Indoor Seed Starting
Now that you've either saved your seeds from last year, bought them through a catalog, or gotten early seeds at the garden center, you can do some very early spring gardening. Seed starting indoors--or in a greenhouse--is a great way to get ...
Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - Feb 12 2013 - 1:22pm - 18 comments - 0 attachments
- TODAY - Wed 1/30 Potluck get together with sustainable-focused folks
Today,( Wed Jan. 30th) the Petaluma Grange is hosting a community potluck at The Seed Bank . It's focus is to support small farmers, to education, to legistate, to build community and network. It starts at 5:30 and will go until 7:30. ...
Event - FarmersWife - Jan 30 2013 - 2:05pm - 1 comment - 0 attachments
- Winter project: growing pomegranates from seeds
If you live in zones 7-10 , you can grow pomegranates . Pomegranate bushes need full sun and well-drained soil. Once established, they’re fairly drought-tolerant, which makes pomegranate well-suited for mild desert climates or drought ...
Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - Jan 23 2013 - 8:28am - 0 comments - 0 attachments
- Growing Your Food
With the planting season quickly approaching, what are some suggestions on types of fruits, vegetables and herbs do you recommend growing?? Which foods can be preserved best and keep for a longer amount of time?? I understand that this answer can vary ...
Discussion - BeccaLeigh - Jan 30 2013 - 11:35pm - 2 comments - 0 attachments
- On planning for creeping USDA/planting zones
Frankly, I remember a different climate. In the 1960s I remember the Great South Bay--a large brackish area between Jones Beach and Long Island--freezing so solid you could drive cars on it. Snows happened every year in my childhood, despite our being ...
Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - Jan 7 2013 - 12:39pm - 2 comments - 0 attachments