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Has anyone had problems with mites? We had trouble with them last year, and ended up culling our flock. This year will have new birds and a new coop! We really want to avoid mites again. p.s. we used diatomaeceous (sp?) earth, but it was not ...
Discussion - peakoilwelder - Apr 14 2013 - 5:24pm - 2 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
- Spring is here
I have purchased a lot of seeds, more than I will probably need, mininum package size for some crops are more than I can plant. If you are in the Litchfield area, let me know and we can do a seed exchange. I also have raspberries that spread like ...
Discussion - treebeard - Apr 27 2013 - 7:40am - 3 comments - 0 attachments
- Pagosa Peak Prosperity
Early Stages but here goes. Just moved here prior to reading "The Crash Course" so Ive prepared for nothing which the future might hold. Pagosa Spring has amazing beauty and great community, all supported by many gas stations and one ...
Group - Garyhotice - Mar 20 2013 - 2:38pm - 0 comments
- 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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org , 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
- Homegrown Pork
I read many years ago about raising pigs in movable pens and I saw how a friend of mine raises chickens in chicken tractors. So I decided to try with pigs. At the same time another friend was raising Glouchestershire pigs also known as Old Spot. They ...
Discussion - threehhorse - Feb 21 2013 - 11:30am - 5 comments - 0 attachments
- 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
- Corporations Grabbing Land and Water Overseas
From Scientific American: Preparing for Water Wars & Food Wars? As a growing population stresses the world's food and water supplies, corporations and investors in wealthy countries are buying up foreign farmland and the ...
Discussion - Dave Barnett - Feb 15 2013 - 3:53pm - 3 comments - 0 attachments
- Horsepowered farming
I have been a long time follower of the crash course/ peak prosperity website. I have been preparing for a different future for about five years now. I have been around horses all of my life and live close to the Amish community here in Ohio. So it ...
Discussion - threehhorse - Jan 30 2013 - 2:33pm - 16 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
- 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
- Pesticides Severely Affecting Bees
In a new study in Nature , researchers at Royal Holloway, University of London, in Egham, UK, show that low-level exposure to a combination of two pesticides is more harmful to bumblebee colonies than either pesticide alone. This suggests that ...
Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - Oct 23 2012 - 11:01pm - 2 comments - 0 attachments
- To Make A Farm
Here's a great and inspiring story about a small group of folks starting a new farm in Canada. The film has won numerous awards. Check out their website where you can watch clips, order the DVD or get more information. the movie looks ...
Discussion - wetmtnvalley - Oct 15 2012 - 6:05pm - 2 comments - 0 attachments
- why we need organics
A very insigthful article in the NY Times , in their Green Blog, talks about Superweeds and Superpests - the legacy of pesticides and herbicides. Here's a fair-use excerpt: The rapid adoption of a single weed-killer for the vast ...
Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - Oct 6 2012 - 5:50pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments
- Resilent Life Seed Exchange
This is a discussion where those who have extra seeds will share with those who want to try a new crop in their kitchen garden. Anything from companion plantings to keep off bugs to beans to what have you? Post what you have extra of, or want, and ...
Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - Oct 2 2012 - 4:09pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments
- Spread the Word: Label GMO
Hi everyone, I am sorry I missed the gathering at Hopmonk. Family commitment out of town... Brief intro: I have been involved in preppiing and spreading the word about Chris' work for quite a while and my friend Jerry Allen and I brought ...
Discussion - suziegruber - Sep 21 2012 - 10:40am - 1 comment - 0 attachments
- Home gardening tools - what's indispensable?
For those of you just getting into growing your own food, a tools discussion. This was sparked by my getting us genuine some wood-slat bushel baskets at half-price at Tractor Supply yesterday. They made our pear harvest easier, and no more using my ...
Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - Sep 9 2012 - 9:00pm - 12 comments - 0 attachments
- homemade wine and beer and such
Cross-posted to the General Questions forum After we harvested the muscaine grapes and made grape juice--we just water-bath canned it in quart jars--it is time to turn to this year's pear harvest. We did not get many grapes from the new ...
Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - Sep 5 2012 - 8:53am - 0 comments - 0 attachments