Gardening

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A How-To Guide For Installing A Home Garden

A How-To Guide For Installing A Home Garden

Spring is here. Time to get that garden going...

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Front Yard Community Agriculture

Front Yard Community Agriculture

Areas are waking up to the productive power of front yard gardens

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Peak Prosperity

What Should I Do? - Crash Course Chapter 26

Take prudent steps NOW, while there's still time
Saturday, January 10, 2015, 11:43 AM

If there’s one message to take away from this newly-updated Crash Course video series, it’s this:  It’s time for you to become more resilient and more engaged. Things are changing quickly and nobody knows how much time we have before the next economic, ecological or energy related crisis erupts.  Nobody knows when, but we do have a pretty good idea of what is coming.

And it is within your control to enter the coming future with a higher degree of security, prosperity and fulfillment than you enjoy now. » Read more

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Harvesting & Storing Onions

Harvesting & Storing Onions

It's harvest time - here's guidance on how to best cultivate & keep onions

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PermacultureGlobal.com

Toby Hemenway: Explaining Permaculture

Letting nature do the work, sustainably
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 2:04 PM

"Permaculture" is a word fast gaining adoption in (and beyond) the agricultural and gardening worlds. We see it mentioned fairly often here on PeakProsperity.com.

But what exactly does it mean?

When asked, many of our readers have a fuzzy sense, at best. So, we've asked one of the top experts in the permaculture field, Toby Hemenway, to provide an 'everyman's' overview of the philosophy, science and best practices of the craft. » Read more

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TheMarketGardener.com

Jean-Martin Fortier: A Model for Profitable Micro-Farming

Earn a living gardening on just 1.5 acres
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 10:19 AM

As we awake to the realities in store for us in a future defined by declining net energy, concerns about food security, adequate nutrition, community resilience, and reliable income commonly arise.

Small-scale farming usually quickly surfaces as a pursuit that could help address all of these. Yet most dismiss the idea of becoming farmers themselves; mainly because of lack of prior experience, coupled with lack of capital. It simply feels too risky.

Enter Jean-Martin Fortier and his wife, Maude-Hélène. They are a thirtysomething couple who have been farming successfully for the past decade. In fact, they've been micro-farming: their entire growing operations happen on just an acre and half of land. » Read more

Daily Prep

Intensive Gardening

Grow more food in less space
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 1:25 PM

A great article exploring the two most popular types of types intensive gardening techniques and some of the considerations for each.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/intensive-gardening-zm0z14fmzsto.aspx#axzz2x5YLENdv

Also check out the following groups on Peak Prosperity the discuss intensive gardening techniques. » Read more

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VIDEO TUTORIAL: Planting Asparagus

VIDEO TUTORIAL: Planting Asparagus

How to plant this early spring vegetable

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Bio-Intensive Gardening

Bio-Intensive Gardening

Learn which crops thrive best with this method

Daily Digest

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Daily Digest 9/5 - Fear The Inflation, Why Incomes Could Fall For the Next 30 Years

Thursday, September 5, 2013, 12:39 PM
  • Fear The Inflation
  • Viewpoints: Is a salary of £300,000 a week too much?
  • Pharmacies, doctors fail to stop narcotic shopping spree
  • Detroit Billionaires Get Arena Help as Bankrupt City Suffers
  • Why Incomes Could Fall For the Next 30 Years
  • Ted Butler: I Own Silver Because Of The Coming Silver Shortage
  • Why Syria Matters To Oil Prices and Your Money
  • Germany's Energy Poverty: How Electricity Became a Luxury Good
  • Is The US Going To War With Syria Over A Natural Gas Pipeline?
  • Children and the Environment: How gardening lessons impact positively on school kids
  • Warning Labels and the Psychology of Climate Change
  • Could smuggling be to blame for Venezuela's food shortages?
  • The great Cold War potato beetle battle