Working Morgans on Working Farms
March 14, 2019 · · Homesteading

Small-scale farming, sustainable living and homesteading often come with different needs than conventional or large scale farming operations. Economy, ease and hardiness often help make these endeavors more successful. With …

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Farming, to the Nth Degree

By Doug Ottinger, Minnesota Academia, I learned, is not all about laptops and college football games these days. In a few corners around the country, universities and colleges are training …

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Remembering the Heroes of the Homestead

By Anita B. Stone, The Homesteader’s Bits and Pieces If given a choice of lifestyles, homesteading would be my number one pick because there is a self-sufficiency and reliance on …

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Visit Sustainable Living Communities for Homesteading Inspiration
March 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Located in picturesque Iceland 60 miles from Reykjavík, Sólheimar Ecovillage offers a world-renowned sustainable community known for its artistic and ecological atmosphere where about 100 people live and work together. …

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Going Organic Saves Me Work

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 I found that …

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Apple Orchard Leads To Organic Business

By Kevin Geer I started this project when I moved to Northern Baja California where I live on a small 15 acre ranch. My ranch is located in a gated …

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When Seeds Are Outlawed

By Abdellah Boudhira, I am an organic farmer in Agadir, Morocco, nestled just 25 kilometers to the east of the Atlantic Ocean, where the mild climate is conducive to growing year round. My grandfather and …

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10 Best Agriculture Schools

By Doug Ottinger, Minnesota – Academia, I learned, is not all about laptops and college football games these days. In a few corners around the country, some of the best agriculture …

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Winter Cover Crops And Green Manure Strategies

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 the soil using …

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Improve Your Soil: Know How To Lay Mulch
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Mulch, mulch, and then mulch some more. Knowing how to lay mulch is one of the greatest skills any gardener can have. Using organic mulch is how we keep the …

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Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Soap’s Dirty Secrets
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

By Rebecca Snowden Sodium laurel sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate. What do those terms mean? And will they harm you or the environment? Soap making is one of the oldest …

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