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Is it Tree-Pruning Time?

Like all trees, you prune fruit trees for many reasons: to make the tree a desired shape to remove damaged or dead tissue rejuvenation to promote branching, fruiting Remember the three "T"s: use the ...

Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - Sep 28 2014 - 3:22pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

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

Malaysia Peak Prosperity

To share, support and inspire our profound experiences for like minded individuals. (agriculture, Chris Martenson, community, energy, event, farming, food, food ...

Group - Ian Siow - Jul 20 2014 - 1:07pm - 0 comments

We Need Volunteers for the Gravenstein Apple Fair

Now in its 41st year the Gravenstein Apple Fair will be held at Ragle Ranch in Sebastopol on August 9th & 10th.  This old time country fair celebrates the Gravenstein apple harvest as well as local agriculture and artisans.  In addition to amazing ...

Discussion - suziegruber - Jun 21 2014 - 2:09pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

June 24 2014 Meeting Plans

We are having our second post-Rowe meeting and additional like-minded people are invited. Email our moderator Jim for location and details. Tentative scheduled topics include Dan showing us his PV system installed two years ago and reviewing his results ...

Event - SimonR4 - Jun 23 2014 - 6:46pm - 0 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

Chestnuts: Corn on Trees

  An unsung hero of the permaculture world is the chestnut tree. It was a common food source for millennia, until their popularity declined during the last few centuries, partly due to their reputation of providing "food for poor ...

Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - Feb 23 2014 - 2:55pm - 1 comment - 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

Today's 'Big Ag' Farmers Eat Really Unhealthy Diets

Modern 'Big Ag' farming often precludes the time and the available household labor for healthy eating. As a result, many farmers today have very unhealthy diets (hat tip to Amanda for submitting): Why Many Farmers Eat Like Crap (Modern ...

Discussion - Adam Taggart - Feb 3 2014 - 3:04pm - 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

SC Master Gardener Course: Soil & Plant Nutirtion

Clemson Master Gardener Training Manual As many of you know, I've been taking a Master Gardener course online through the Clemson University Cooperative Extension. I'm going to do a series of posts on the various topics studied, to ...

Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - Jan 3 2014 - 4:39pm - 6 comments - 0 attachments

Greater Albuquerque Resiliency

A group based in the greater Albuquerque area to discuss and live in resiliency. (agriculture, community + resilience + Security + alternative power + permaculture + ...

Group - daimyo - Dec 18 2013 - 9:47am - 0 comments

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

Mainstay Vegetables: Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes are often confused with yams in the United States and Canada but are twp distinct species. They are easier to grow than you'd think possible. With care, early-maturing cultivars can be grown as an annual summer ...

Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - Nov 3 2013 - 5:21pm - 2 comments - 0 attachments

Harvest Festival at Indigeny Reserve, Sonora California

Enjoy a real Community Harvest Festival, this Saturday, October 19th from 1:00 until 5:00 pm. Visit our FoCuS booth and check out our new potato harvester and take home some of our newly harvested organic potatoes. Event includes activities  for all ...

Event - ckessel - Oct 18 2013 - 12:14am - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Foothill Coalition for Self Reliance

A community dedicated to the principles of sustainable living, self reliance and well being through education and collaboration. Our goals are: Developing a thriving local agriculture Revitalizing community involvement Support and use ...

Group - ckessel - Oct 17 2013 - 11:49pm - 0 comments

Washington, DC Resiliency Group

An information-sharing forum to foster a resilient community in the Greater Washington, DC Region.  (agriculture, alarm system, burglary, capitol, chickens, Chris ...

Group - KatieLoovis - Oct 14 2013 - 4:00pm - 0 comments

"Symphony of the Soil" free showing, Oct 9th

Starting at 1pm on Wed, Oct 9th, will be a series of free workshops, a tour to Singing Frog Farm, and seminars, and ending the day with a showing of the new movie, "Symphony of the Soil" by the Sebastopol Grange , that all are welcome to ...

Event - FarmersWife - Oct 4 2013 - 4:22pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments