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How Much Food Can You Grow on 1/4 Acre?


An Organic Mini-Farm on a Small Suburban Lot How much food can you grow on a 1/4 acre lot? Not much, right… Maybe a small garden in the back yard… Think again! A group of roommates in Austin decided to stretch their small suburban lot as far as they could. And you won’t believe how […]

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A Cheap and Easy Way to Extend Your Growing Season

Want to eat fresh home grown greens all winter long? This video shows a cheap and easy method for extending your growing season into the winter months. This simple structure is a low tunnel. Low tunnels are called by different names in different regions. I’ve heard them referred to as a hoop houses, cloches, and […]

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Free eBook – Ideas for a Permacultural Greenhouse

You might remember back in March we shared some articles with you about our friend Francis Gendron, the Canadian Permaculture Designer who built the Greenhouse of the Future. This was a self-sufficient greenhouse capable of maintaining a warm growing environment straight through the harsh Canadian winters, without using any electricity from the grid. Francis makes […]

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Thinking Outside the Box, Inside the Greenhouse

Most of us are familiar with the expression about learning to think outside the box, a metaphor for using creative or unconventional thinking in problem solving. Having spent 20 years working as an engineer, then a sculptor, then a poet, and then an engineer once again, I have become comfortable with this type of thought […]

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Saving Heat in a Small Winter Hoop House

Once again I had no intention to compete in this quarter’s writing contest, but the article from the Mad Scientist (Russell) about his Greenhouse has got me interested in sharing my experiences with inexpensive hoop houses. Russell’s greenhouse looks more expensive than what I can justify, as my focus is on sharing information about survival […]

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Food, Water, and Shelter for Everyone, No Matter What Happens

I learned a lot of important things during my four month course at the Earthship Academy in New Mexico. The most important thing I learned came directly from Earthship inventor Michael Reynolds himself: the importance of building a safe future for the next generation. As “powerful” and “advanced” as today’s society is, it still remains […]

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