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5 Tips to Guarantee Canning Success

5 Tips to Guarantee Canning Success

By Eartheasy.com, Posted August 21st, 2014

In addition to food security and freedom from unwanted additives, home canning gives us the old-fashioned satisfaction of transforming the harvest into next season’s feast.

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How to Use Bats for Natural, Non-toxic Mosquito Control

How to Use Bats for Natural, Non-toxic Mosquito Control

By Eartheasy.com, Posted July 29th, 2014

With new mosquito-borne diseases in the US, these wild and mysterious allies provide safer solutions than poisonous sprays.

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Teaching My Child How to Garden: Summer Progress

Teaching My Child How to Garden: Summer Progress

By Robin Jacobs, Posted July 7th, 2014

Inch by inch, row by row… Can the quiet growth of plants hold a kid’s interest for the long weeks of watering, weeding, and waiting?

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DIY Solar Power: How to Extend the Life of Your Battery Bank

DIY Solar Power: How to Extend the Life of Your Battery Bank

By Eartheasy.com, Posted June 24th, 2014

Learning basic “care and feeding” of your battery bank protects your investment and adds peace-of-mind to the self-sufficient life.

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Edible Perennials: Building Your Personal ‘Food Forest’

Edible Perennials: Building Your Personal ‘Food Forest’

By Eartheasy.com, Posted May 14th, 2014

Once established, perennial veggies and berries keep on giving year after year.

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How to Use Nettles with Your Springtime Cooking

How to Use Nettles with Your Springtime Cooking

By Eartheasy.com, Posted April 30th, 2014

Old timers call them Spring Tonic. Before the garden gets going, nettles are the perfect local green.

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How to Prepare Your Asparagus Bed for Spring

How to Prepare Your Asparagus Bed for Spring

By Eartheasy.com, Posted March 4th, 2014

A well maintained asparagus bed may produce for 25 years!

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Our Biggest Homesteading Mistakes

Our Biggest Homesteading Mistakes

By Greg Seaman, Posted February 12th, 2014

We thought we knew what we were doing!

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Megadroughts ahead?  Let’s all cut water use by 20%

Megadroughts ahead? Let’s all cut water use by 20%

By Eartheasy.com, Posted February 6th, 2014

We can make a difference right now with a few household adjustments — our ecosystem may hang in the balance.

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How to Make a Winter Soup to Boost Your Immune System

How to Make a Winter Soup to Boost Your Immune System

By Robin Jacobs, Posted January 21st, 2014

Using whole foods and traditional spices offers surprising health benefits.

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How to Protect Your Chickens from Overhead Predators

How to Protect Your Chickens from Overhead Predators

By Shannon Cowan, Posted May 16th, 2013

Whether your chicken run is stationary or moveable, this simple structure will deter birds of prey…

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How to Build a Bean Trellis for Raised Garden Beds

How to Build a Bean Trellis for Raised Garden Beds

By Greg Seaman, Posted April 10th, 2013

Growing vertically can double the productive space of your raised garden beds…

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5 Tips for Growing Early Spring Greens

5 Tips for Growing Early Spring Greens

By Shannon Cowan, Posted March 22nd, 2013

How to produce baby greens up to eight weeks before the outdoor planting date…

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Fresh Greens in Winter: How to Grow Sprouts at Home

Fresh Greens in Winter: How to Grow Sprouts at Home

By Shannon Cowan, Posted February 6th, 2013

Winter is when we need fresh greens the most, and sprouts are the super-food of the season…

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Our Simple DIY Home Solar Power System

Our Simple DIY Home Solar Power System

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted July 18th, 2012

This basic off-grid solar power system is simple to install and can be easily expanded…

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How to Make a ‘Poor Man’s’ Hot Tub

How to Make a ‘Poor Man’s’ Hot Tub

By Marcella Andrews, Eartheasy.com, Posted June 14th, 2012

Enjoy a long hot soak without paying for an expensive hot tub…

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5 Great DIY Eco Friendly Recycled Gifts

5 Great DIY Eco Friendly Recycled Gifts

By Sarah Jane Steele, Posted December 20th, 2011

Timeless, practical and thoughtful DIY gifts from the heart can matter the most during the holidays and save you from being heckled by your credit card company in the New Year.

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How to build a raised garden bed on sloping, uneven ground

How to build a raised garden bed on sloping, uneven ground

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted April 9th, 2010

Building a raised garden bed over sloping ground is simple if you build it ‘in place’. Here’s the easiest way to build a level bed over uneven ground.

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