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Annual Scion Exchange Jan 24th @ 10am Santa Rosa Veterans Building - share/get fruit tree cuttings or get a fruit tree for $8

I have not been to one of these before but it sounds fantastic. I am copying info from posts on a Santa Rosa forum on Reddit. Big event where you can get scions (aka cuttings) of interesting uncommon varieties that you can graft on to your ...

Event - kevinoman0221 - Jan 18 2015 - 3:41pm - 2 comments - 0 attachments

the Winter Gardener

Take a virtual tour of a suburban member's five-year-old garden, resting for the next season. Lots of our members have even bigger gardens--even farms- but I wanted to show what might be possible on half an acre. It's winter, and ...

Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - Jan 8 2015 - 6:40pm - 8 comments - 0 attachments

Winter Gardening: tool maintenance

Keeping your tools ready to use is a good use of the quiet winter months, when you garden is under snow or frost. The first step is an inventory: do you have all the tools you need? Is anything worn out, in need of replacement, broken? Now is ...

Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - Dec 26 2014 - 8:34pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Overwintering vegetables: Tree Collards

Tree collards: Brassicaolercea oleracea With a flavor like kale, and a host of nutrients, Collard greens are a staple food in the American South, where they are typically cooked with ham or bacon . But tree collards have been an ...

Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - Nov 24 2014 - 11:14pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Gallatin County Montana Preppers

Bringing like minded neighbors together in Gallatin County Montana A Prepping Homestead ...

Group - APreppingHomestead - Sep 30 2014 - 11:40am - 0 comments

Moles eating my garden...help!

I live in NW Connecticut and I am having a terrible problem with moles around and under my garden. I need suggestions to make them leave. I'm not interested in poisons because of my chickens and pets and if I tried those moles killing traps my kids ...

Discussion - thebrewer - Jul 30 2014 - 2:20pm - 9 comments - 0 attachments

Peak Prosperity in the Mitten

We invite preparedness-minded people in Michigan to join us for discussion and sharing. We seek to apply Peak Prosperity principles, news and information to our region. Let's see what happens and where interested families can work together in ...

Group - Jodi Stanley - Jun 29 2014 - 8:51pm - 0 comments

Biochar Article in the Press Democrat

Check of this article in the Press Democrat this morning on the Sonoma Biochar Initiative.  I'd like to give this a try. HI Susie, Thanks for posting HI Susie, Thanks for posting this link. I used 100 pounds of biochar when ...

Discussion - suziegruber - Jun 23 2014 - 10:20am - 5 comments - 0 attachments

Permaculture in wet environment

Have a stream that runs through my property. 3-4 times per year it overruns banks and floods surrounding land.  Currently grass and Cottonwood Trees grow on the property.  What kind of plants would you suggest for this fairly wet environment in zone 5A? ...

Discussion - akgorrell - May 27 2014 - 9:06pm - 1 comment - 0 attachments

How to stop dogs and cats from digging up your seedlings

We had a problem with neighborhood cats digging in newly tilled and planted soil. Last year we tried a light coating of pine straw mulch over the seeds, with partial success; it cut down on but did not eliminate the problem. A light coating of ...

Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - May 19 2014 - 10:27am - 2 comments - 0 attachments

Member gardens, now

Here is a place to share your current plantings, crops, harvests, upgrades and struggles. Please shorten the learning curve for all of us by sharing what you do and learn! June everbearing strawberry harvest One of the nicest ...

Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - May 9 2014 - 6:18am - 28 comments - 0 attachments

Mainstay Vegetables: Cucumbers

Cucumis sativus Mainstay Vegetables: Cucumbers If you live in USDA Zones: 4 though 11, or have a greenhouse north of that, you can grow cucumbers. They require full sun, a neutral pH, loamy soil; slightly sandier soils are a plus ...

Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - Apr 29 2014 - 5:50pm - 2 comments - 0 attachments

Herbal Medicine Making Class - Sunday, May 18th

Please join me on Sunday, May 18th from 12noon until 4pm when I will be teaching the basics of traditional herbal medicine making, including how to make a tincture, an infused oil, and a salve.  We will meet at a home about 10 minutes west of ...

Event - suziegruber - Apr 9 2014 - 11:01pm - 2 comments - 0 attachments

Support CRC and get a cubic yard of free compost

HI all, I wanted to give a shout out to Daily Acts Community Resiliciency Challenge coming up in May.  You can go here and register your planned action (from a choice of dozens) http://www.dailyacts.org/crc Once you register, you can print ...

Discussion - greendoc - Apr 8 2014 - 10:18pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Family Of 4 Lives 'Off The Grid' In The Middle Of The Desert

I'm gonna post a link to a Yahoo! Finance feature article (with pictures) on this guy, Abe Connally (34) and his wife Josie. Very inspiring late Gen-X, early Gen-Y couple with two kids who managed to homestead in the Texas desert on very ...

Discussion - Poet - Feb 20 2014 - 5:57pm - 3 comments - 0 attachments

West County Community Seed Exchange - Jan 25th

Hi everyone, When we met on Saturday, we talked about seed saving and exchange.  I discovered that the West County Community Seed Exchange in just outside downtown Sebastopol will be open on January 25th from 9am until 11am.  Here's the link ...

Discussion - suziegruber - Jan 19 2014 - 10:31pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Farmers Finding Non-GMO Seed More Profitable?

From OffTheGridNews (hat tip to Amanda for sharing): Farmers Abandoning GMO Seeds And The Reason Will Surprise You A growing number of farmers are abandoning genetically modified seeds, but it’s not because they are ideologically ...

Discussion - Adam Taggart - Jan 14 2014 - 2:25pm - 2 comments - 0 attachments

Spring time planning

Time to order your seeds for spring time planting. Soon the sun will return  and plants will start growing again. My favorite seed source is Bakercreek what is yours? Interview with Baker Creek founder Lei - In case you ...

Discussion - lei - Dec 18 2013 - 12:34pm - 1 comment - 0 attachments

What cold-weather preparations are you making right now?

Just wondering what those in the area might be doing to protect against this cold weather we are having? I have chickens and wonder if there is anything I ought to be doing for them right now besides making sure they have plenty of food, a dry coop ...

Discussion - kevinoman0221 - Dec 10 2013 - 2:28pm - 10 comments - 0 attachments

Aquaponics

Hello! We are delighted to find this site, looks like a wonderful resource! Allow me to introduce us, my husband and I have been trying to make it affordable for poor people to thrive, without or without TEOTWAWKI. The best "food solution" we ...

Discussion - marknclaire - Dec 3 2013 - 7:39pm - 4 comments - 0 attachments