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Extreme Composting – How to Compost Everything

If you don’t already know David the Good, then please allow me to introduce you. David is an interesting fellow – he’s a musician and a joker, and he’s got 30+ years of hardcore gardening experience under his belt. He practices what he likes to call “old-fashioned farming mixed with permaculture and lots of experimentation.” […]

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How to Make Composting Easy

Does the word “composting” fill you with guilt? Do you remember back when you were going to build the perfect bin? Or that great thing you saw on composting with worms that you’ve always wanted to do but never did? Or maybe you have an expensive cranked compost tumbler sitting in your backyard with nothing […]

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From Weeds to WOW – The Weed Island

Weeds, otherwise known as plants growing where you don’t want them, are often vigorous competitors that outperform the cultivated plants we prefer in our gardens. They’ve adapted to fill crevices, to survive in less than hospitable soil conditions, to be resistant to pests and diseases, and to spread at the speed of light – sunlight, […]

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(Infographic) Soils, A Foundation for Family Farming

Did you know that soils host a quarter of our planet’s biodiversity? This infographic comes from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. They’re working on a project called 2015, International Year of Soils – and this tool contains some other good facts about soil and its role in sustainable agriculture. For more […]

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Extreme Weather and Food Resilience, for Home Growers

A joint task force of experts from the UK and US have recently released recommendations for Extreme Weather and Resilience of the Global Food System. The report uses current climate and weather science coupled with food supply history to make predictions and recommendations to help governments mitigate the societal consequences of food price shocks. The […]

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What Do Your Soil and Your Body Have in Common?

My family attended a nice presentation at The Natural Gardener in Austin this morning, called “Connecting Soil Health to Human Health.” This is a topic we’ve been especially interested in recently, and we are digesting all of the information we can find on this topic. The presenters were Stuart Nunnally, DDS,MS,NMD from Marble Falls; with […]

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How to Measure Your Favorite Organic Fertilizers

I found this resource today on the UGA Extension website, while I was looking for a recommendation on converting an inorganic fertilizer specification to use organic substitutions. This is exactly what I was looking for! We all have our own preferences regarding the fertilizers, soil amendments, and treatments that we use in the garden. At […]

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