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Sea Buckthorn: It Started With a Prayer
December 12, 2019 · · Growing

Studies have shown sea buckthorn is able to actually remove cholesterol from arteries. The seed and berry oil are used topically after radiation exposure due to medical treatments, accidental exposure or severe frostbite/sunburn.

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7 Steps for Preparing Vegetable Gardens for Winter
October 31, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites By Rhonda Crank Our farm, Fairhaven Farm, is in U.S. growing zone 8, so we are able to have a garden pretty much year-round. Late January and February is …

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Winter Cover Crops And Green Manure Strategies
October 20, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites By Anita B. Stone Cover crop strategies refer to cover crops scheduled into a crop rotation plan. Organic farming relies on soil health and cycling of nutrients through …

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Holistic Management On A Pasture Dairy

Add to Favorites By Heather Smith Thomas Ron Holter is the fifth generation on a dairy farm near Jefferson, Maryland, in Middletown Valley. “The land was originally purchased in 1889 by my great-great-granddad,” he …

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Your Guide to Farm Pond Design

Add to Favorites By Crow Miller – You can create an effective farm pond design, whether you live on a few acres or 500. The water from a small stream is …

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Going Organic Saves Me Work

Add to Favorites By Anita B. Stone, The Homesteader’s Bits & Pieces I was a bit skeptical to try organic agriculture because I thought it meant more work for me. But …

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The Best Winter Vegetables List
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites The best winter vegetables list is far different from a summer list but growing cold season crops is very rewarding. Have you grown a winter garden yet? …

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Learning to Garden in a New Planting Zone
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites If you’ve ever had to change gardening zones, then you know what it’s like to unlearn years of gardening techniques and adapt to your new planting zone. …

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When to Plant Winter Wheat to Harvest Your Own Chicken Feed
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites One way to reduce your chicken feed costs is to grow as much food for them as possible. Winter wheat is one option and hens love it. …

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The Fall and Resurrection of Hemp Plants

Add to Favorites By Karin Deneke, Colorado A common crop George Washington raised during the 1760s on his farms in Virginia was declared illegal in the 1930s. Also known as …

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Why Rotating Vegetables in the Garden is Crucial
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Could over a million lives have been saved between 1844 and 1846 by rotating vegetables in the garden? Several factors contributed to the Great Famine. Irish families lived …

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Bring Back Life to Your Soil with Organic Gardening

Add to Favorites By Kay Wolfe ORGANIC FOOD HAS BECOME widely popular in recent years and in part has fueled the success of local farmer’s markets. Maybe you’ve even thought …

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Mulching Benefits All Year Long
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites In my dream world, every gardening season starts with a blank slate of properly prepared, weed-free beds just waiting to be planted. Of course, that’s not how …

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How to Revive Soil with Organic Gardening

Add to Favorites By Kay Wolfe Knowing how to revive soil and encourage beneficial microbial growth are keys to healthy produce. And it can be done with organic gardening. Organic …

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Improving Soil with Cattle and The Best Green Manure Crops

Add to Favorites By Heather Thomas, Salmon, Idaho  Holistic grazing and the best green manure crops naturally improve soil. Add legumes or rotational cattle grazing to revitalize land. Many of our …

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