Healthy, Wealthy and Wise – a Story from the Garden

You know how it is in the garden. Birds singing, surrounded by nature's blessings of abundance and resiliency... and time to think. This time those garden musings sprouted into a story inspired by the old quote about 'healthy, wealthy...

Tap a Tree: Sweet Tree Water Expected to be Billion Dollar Industry by 2025

More than Maple Water If you enjoy coconut water, as we do—we use it regularly in our green juices blended daily in our ancient Vitamix—you may also want to look for and try some "sap on tap", sweet water now available...
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How to Grow Oyster Mushrooms

Interested in Growing Mushrooms? Mushroom cultivation is growing thing too, ya'll! Most gardeners think of growing vegetables and maybe some fruits. We tend to forget about options like mushroom cultivation. But yes, you can grow mushrooms, even exotic mushrooms for profit......

Growing Loofah Plant from Seed

Luffa or Loofah? Luffa, lufa, loofa or loofah? You choose. It's spelled all kinds of ways but it's most commonly 'loofah' in the US and 'luffa' in the rest of the world. So whichever way you prefer to spell it,...

Turn Your Backyard Garden into an Urban Farm

Backyard Farm: Got Yard? Farm it! When it comes to farming, most people think of acres of land and row upon row of single crops. Even when it comes to gardening, many people think they need at least an acre...

Creative Financing and Living the Homesteading Dream

Many people today have a dream of starting a homestead farm. Some feel it is too distant a reality to even imagine. Others are close and making plans. A few have actually taken that leap of faith by diving into...

Small Farm Organic Gardening for Profit on Just 1/8 Acre

From gardening for health to the "accidental" farmer. In early 2013 after too many years of battling with high blood pressure, David decided to make a real change in the kind of food he was putting in his body. This is his inspiring...
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Organic Farm is an Island of Green as Seen from Google Earth

The soul of the soil and an island of green. "Here's our organic farm from space! 500 acres surrounded by conventional farmland. Feels like I'm living on an island. Seeing is believing. I tell people and they don't get it." Bryan...

Farm to Table Locavore

Think Globally... Plant Locally... Eat Locally... Save Energy A 2013 study assessing the amount of energy it takes to bring food to our tables here in the US indicates we burn at least 15 calories of energy for every single...

Growing Lavender and How to Make Lavender Oil

Lavender is one of the most commonly known and widely used herbs and essential oils in the world. The name lavender comes from the Latin word, lavare, which means "to wash", after the naturally fresh scent and therapeutic properties of...