By Bleep on Tue, Oct 9, 2018 - 6:16pm

Big Island Meetup?

Anyone on the Big Island interested in having a meet up to share ideas, have a pot luck, etc.?  I live in Puna but would be willing to go anywhere onthe island.



By PJLambe on Tue, Aug 14, 2018 - 11:26pm

Soil Testing Kit - Recommendations

Brand new to the group. During the past couple of months I have watched and read The Crash Course. And read Prosper.

I want to, at least on a very small scale, try to grow some of our own food. I want to start by testing my soil.

Can anyone recommend and relatively inexpensive, relatively easy to use, soil testing kit?



By New_Life on Mon, Mar 5, 2018 - 7:49am

Empty Shelves after recent snow...

After the minor recent snow and seeing the effect on our fragile food supply system got me thinking, wonder if anyone wanted to share any tips for food storage and preps?

How about some recommendations for good UK companies for long term supplies?

Top tips for long term storage?

Adam Lowry
By Adam Lowry on Mon, Jul 11, 2016 - 4:12pm

The Struggle of Subbing: Why Giving Up Dairy Seems so Hard

As a passionate environmentalist, I understand that the food and beverages we choose to consume significantly impact not only our own health, but also the health of our planet.

By themccarthyfarm on Sun, May 1, 2016 - 10:03am

Class on growing your own food

I want to let you all know that we are holding a "How to Grow Your Own Food" class May 13th and 14th.  The class is free.  Below is some information on the class.


How to grow your own food

May 13th from 1:00 to $:00 May 14th 9:00 to 12:00


Wendy S. Delmater
By Wendy S. Delmater on Thu, May 29, 2014 - 6:15pm

Mainstay Vegetables: Cabbage

Cabbages,  ready to thin to 1-ft apart

Cabbages grow best at temperatures of 60 to 65 °F. They are cool-season vegetables that are grown in early spring or fall.

Cabbage transplants are best for spring plantings: you can start them indoors. When planted in the spring, cabbages need to be planted early enough that they can be harvested before the weather gets too hot.

By SimonR4 on Wed, May 21, 2014 - 6:45am

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 and insights as well as his Masonary Heater which has dropped his heating bills these past two winters. Simon will review the role of Ham Radio in resilient communications including a short tutorial on getting your $15 FCC license, getting started for under $100 and countywide emergency communications available to us.

Wendy S. Delmater
By Wendy S. Delmater on Fri, May 9, 2014 - 7:18am

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!