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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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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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Harvesting Rainwater for Residential Water Security

Harvesting Rainwater for Residential Water Security

By Sheila Harrington, Posted February 3rd, 2014

Harvested rainwater is an excellent source of water for both potable and nonpotable uses.

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Our Experience with a Solar Energy Grid-Tie System

Our Experience with a Solar Energy Grid-Tie System

By Sheila Harrington, Posted March 6th, 2013

We harness our own clean renewable energy, and sell what we don’t use to the utility company…

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What it’s Like Raising Children Off-Grid

What it’s Like Raising Children Off-Grid

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted September 27th, 2012

We wanted to raise “free-range children”, and learned how much active parenting was required…

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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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Free Land – Are you Ready to Try Homesteading?

Free Land – Are you Ready to Try Homesteading?

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted October 3rd, 2011

Self-reliance is an appealing alternative in today’s economic reality…

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4 Mistakes to Avoid for the Novice Homesteader

4 Mistakes to Avoid for the Novice Homesteader

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted May 4th, 2011

A few considerations when making the transition to a more independent way of life…

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Our experience with a solar powered refrigerator

Our experience with a solar powered refrigerator

By Greg Seaman, Posted September 16th, 2009

Having lived almost 30 years in an off-grid home with no electricity, and no refrigeration, we finally bought a new solar powered refrigerator. Here are our impressions.

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What It’s Like Living Off-Grid

What It’s Like Living Off-Grid

By Greg Seaman, Posted June 9th, 2009

In the summer of 1980, my wife, three-month old son and I moved “off-grid”. We loved living in San Francisco but wanted to live a simpler, more independent lifestyle…

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