40 Fabulous Bee Friendly Plants that Honeybees Love

40 Fabulous Bee Friendly Plants that Honeybees Love

There are some plants that are beneficial for honeybees, and others that are no use to them at all. Knowing what plants are bee friendly plants that will feed and nourish the honeybees is critical to their survival. Below are 40 bee-friendly plants that honeybees...
5 Easy Steps to A High Production Food Forest

5 Easy Steps to A High Production Food Forest

One of the most sustainable, long term ways of getting food out of your yard is by developing a food forest. Starting a food forest can seem like a complex thing, but really once you have designed the main layout, you can continue to keep adding to your food forest...
Neem Oil and Garlic Organic Spray Recipe | Natural Bug Control

Neem Oil and Garlic Organic Spray Recipe | Natural Bug Control

I am not a fan of pesticides, but sometimes the aphids or whitefly get too overwhelming. In that instance, I reach for a batch of neem oil and garlic spray. This is a fabulous organic pest and bug spray. Neem Oil is made from the kernels of an Indian tree and has...
Grafting Fruit Trees – a Step by Step Guide

Grafting Fruit Trees – a Step by Step Guide

So I decided to give tree grafting a try. We want to have lots of fruit trees as the basis of a food forest on our property. We have an area between 1/4-1/2 an acre to cover. Grafting fruit trees ourselves will literally save us thousands of dollars. Fruit trees from...
Splitting and Dividing Flax or Grasses

Splitting and Dividing Flax or Grasses

One of my sisters has just recently bought the rental they were living in off of my parents. After much bush-whacking you can now see the path around the back, the sun, and some garden. That garden is full of self-sown tree babies. She kindly gave me a massive bunch...
Using Permaculture Zones to Plan a Homestead

Using Permaculture Zones to Plan a Homestead

Permaculture has a theory of “zones” to take into account when deciding on the layout of your homestead. Here is the case study of our homestead to demonstrate how to use zones to place items for best efficiency. Permaculture Zones are a system that...

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