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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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Teaching My Child How to Garden – Getting Started

Teaching My Child How to Garden – Getting Started

By Robin Jacobs, Eartheasy.com, Posted June 2nd, 2014

Everyday miracles happen when we invite playful work and wonder into the garden.

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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 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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5 Easy Ways to Assess Your Soil for Gardening

5 Easy Ways to Assess Your Soil for Gardening

By Eartheasy.com, Posted February 19th, 2014

A productive garden begins with an understanding of the basic properties of your soil.

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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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10 Carbon-Storing Trees, and How to Plant Them

10 Carbon-Storing Trees, and How to Plant Them

By Robin Jacobs, Posted January 29th, 2014

How can I make a difference in the global environmental crisis? Trees are still the best “technology” to capture CO2, if you pick the right ones.

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Tips for Winter Composting

Tips for Winter Composting

By Eartheasy.com, Posted January 8th, 2014

Simple methods for controlling temperature and moisture will keep your composter active and productive through winter.

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How to Dry and Store Scarlett Runner Beans

How to Dry and Store Scarlett Runner Beans

By Greg Seaman, Posted October 17th, 2013

Saving seed from this valued garden crop will ensure productive future harvests.

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10 Great Android Apps for Helping You Develop Your Garden

10 Great Android Apps for Helping You Develop Your Garden

By Liz Nelson, Posted September 11th, 2013

As the outdoor gardening season winds down, gardeners shift focus to assess results and plan ahead for improvements. These apps will be a big help.

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Extend Your Fall Harvest by Dehydrating Fruits and Vegetables

Extend Your Fall Harvest by Dehydrating Fruits and Vegetables

By Sheila Harrington, Posted September 4th, 2013

Food dehydrators are simple to use and help make the most of the fall harvest…

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The Absentee Gardener: How to Water Your Vegetable Garden without Being Home

The Absentee Gardener: How to Water Your Vegetable Garden without Being Home

By Shannon Cowan, Posted August 27th, 2013

Keeping up with your vegetable garden in the heat of summer can be a daunting task, especially when watering by hand…

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Five Ways to Build Community This Summer

Five Ways to Build Community This Summer

By Shannon Cowan, Posted June 14th, 2013

“Community is a sign that love is possible in a materialistic world.” Jean Vanier

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Lessons Learned from Starting a Community Garden

Lessons Learned from Starting a Community Garden

By Greg Horner, Posted June 10th, 2013

You can benefit from our experience and help ensure your success in creating a thriving community garden…

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Know Your Garden Soil: How to Make the Most of Your Soil Type

Know Your Garden Soil: How to Make the Most of Your Soil Type

By Ruth Barton, Posted June 6th, 2013

Understanding your soil type is key to gardening success…

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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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Pre-Season Pole Pruner Checklist

Pre-Season Pole Pruner Checklist

By Greg Seaman, Posted March 3rd, 2013

A simple inspection of your pole pruner to ensure safe, efficient operation should be done before you set foot on the orchard ladder.

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Raising Backyard Chickens: My 8-year old Daughter’s Egg Business

Raising Backyard Chickens: My 8-year old Daughter’s Egg Business

By Shannon Cowan, Posted October 30th, 2012

Producing eggs in your own backyard is child’s play…

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