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Backyard Aquaponics As A Self-Sustaining Farm In Suburban LA…

Scott Henley wanted to prove he could turn the backyard of his modest Pasadena (Los Angeles) home into a working farm. To turn his 8000-square-foot backyard into a productive farm, Henley turned to aquaponics – a combination of aquaculture (fish farming) and hydroponics: “This is a very efficient way to grow things in a small […]

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Quick-Maturing Plants: 5 Fast Growing Vegetables To Try…

As vegetables are harvested, gaps will inevitably appear in your garden. However, leaving bare soil exposes your garden to weeds and can make it more prone to erosion, plus it means your garden isn’t being as productive as it could be. Fill those gaps with quick-growing vegetables and you can sneak in a useful extra […]

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Nebraska Retiree Uses Earth’s Heat To Grow Oranges In The Snow…

Winter temperatures in Alliance, Nebraska can drop to -20°F (the record low is -40°F/C), but retired mailman Russ Finch grows oranges in his backyard greenhouse without paying for heat. Instead, he draws on the earth’s stable temperature (around 52 degrees in his region) to grow warm weather produce – citrus, figs, pomegranates – in the […]

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Family Flourishing On An Urban 1/4 Acre Permaculture Plot…

Creatures of Place is an insight into the wonderful world of Artist as Family: Meg Ulman, Patrick Jones, and their youngest son, Woody. Living on an urban 1/4 acre section in a small Australian town, Meg and Patrick have designed their property using permaculture principals. They grow most of their own food, don’t own cars […]

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10 Low Maintenance Crops: Grow More, Work Less, & Spend Less…

Imagine how much work gardening would be if all crops were as high maintenance as tomatoes! Fortunately, not all crops are. Growing a number of low maintenance crops allows us to grow more, work less, and spend less! In this short video we go over 10 low maintenance crops that you can grow in your garden […]

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How To Build A Keyhole Garden / Raised Bed Vegetable Patch…

The idea of a keyhole garden is that you feed kitchen and garden waste into the central area, this turns to compost. During decomposition it gets warm, which can help keep your crops warmer during cold days and nights. When you water the compost area, the minerals are dispersed into the surrounding soil which feeds […]

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