Organic Gardening Magazine February/March 2014

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Components necessary to build a kitinclude many items commonly available such as pop bottles, flat bladed knives, agarden trowel, and plastic wrap. I encourage you to explore the links here and all other sources — including your local gardening experts — to increase what you know about plants, soil and resource conservation. Please note that these pages are meant strictly for informational purposes to those seeking retailers/wholesalers/manufacturers/providers of or information about ecological products and/or services.

Wheatgrass: Growing and Juicing for Better Nutrition

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This extra diversity turns the garden into a complex maze of plants that insect pests have to work a bit harder to find a meal in, reducing losses. I first want to thank you for all you do! “Urban Organic Gardener” has been such a source of inspiration for me, your writing is captivating and your message is powerful! If you don’t have room for trees at your place, volunteer with a local landcare group. Organic Beauty Talk provides excellent alternatives if you don’t like the idea of using makeup or hair products that are full of chemicals.

Mushrooms Growing For Dummies: A Beginner's Guide to Growing

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Water is expensive and the price of the sealant kit is less than constant refilling and losing your fountain because the water level has dropped below critical level. 6. Chickens are the perfect addition to a sustainable garden. 1. In theory, USDA standards for organic eggs dictate that hens should have access to the outdoors. Available at FAO Website: http://www.rlc.fao.org/Foro/bpa/pdf/good.pdf (8/23/07)] Grass-based production relies on pasture or rangeland to supply the protein and energy requirements of livestock.

How to Get Your Lawn and Garden Off Drugs: Pesticide-Free

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But in the end it is not necessary to know specifically which plants are companions for which plants. Used to combat fungi that attacks plants, such as mildew. In some places recycling is straightforward, in other places, not so much – this infographic helps sort out the sorting. Newer and better organic gardening / by Burke Davis; drawings by Honi Werner. Over the cialis sales online past 50 years, environmentalists have succeeded in raising awareness, changing logging practices, stopping mega-dams and offshore drilling, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

How My Garden Grew (My Life on the Land of Auroville Book 1)

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Welcome to the Virginia Association for Biological Farming! WWOOF (Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms) – WWOOF farms offer a variety of educational opportunities, including growing vegetables, keeping bees, building straw bale houses, working with animals, making wine, and more. Practical Farmers of Iowa New Generation: The Next Generation Program is designed to help PFI’s beginning farmer members, and to help farm families transition their farm to the next generation. In just a spoonful of organic garden soil, there are more microorganisms than the number of people on earth.

Sunflower for Food, Fodder and Fertility

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It is beneficial to leave as much surface residue as possible yearround. An ecologically balanced organic soil system is essential for maintaining healthy plants and this comprehensive manual on organic garden soil management gives the “whats and whys” of micronutrients, earthworms, soil drainage, tilth, soil structure and organic matter. Organic is the only de facto seal of reassurance against these and other modern, lab-produced additions to our food supply, and the only food term with built in inspections and federal regulatory teeth.

Gardening Without Work: For the Aging, the Busy and the

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Garden and field work provide time for ongoing instruction, practical demonstrations of horticultural methods, structured work sessions, informal walks and talks, questions and answers, and observations before, during, and after work hours. Manure generally releases nutrients slowly and should be mixed into the soil before planting. Known as the wonder tree in India, Neem has been in use for centuries in Indian agriculture as the best natural pest repellent and organic fertilizer with insect sterilization properties.

Pruning (Rodale's Successful Organic Gardening)

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Growing great garlic: the definitive guide for organic gardeners and small farmers / Ron L. This return to the earth is a good thing. McCullagh; assistant editor, Jack Ruttle; technical consultant, Herb Wade; illustrated by Roy H. Opossums are very clean animals and groom themselves much like a cat does. It's always great to have someone to talk to, learn from and teach, so hook up with like-minded gardeners to swap tips.

The Organic Home Garden: How to Grow Fruits and Vegetables

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My next house will definitely be a Rose house. Readers, can you envision living in such an amazing house? Providing the four components of habitat - food, water, cover, and places to raise young - will create a wonderful wildlife-friendly garden. Vera Pappas is the co owner of Green Nation Gardens, an online store selling green living products for the home and garden. I have mizuna, bok choy and tatsoi in window boxes so I can drop them into hot ramen or add last to stir fries.

Backyard Chickens for Beginners: The ultimate beginner's

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ISBN 0875966462 (hardcover: alk. paper) The best of Organic gardening: over 50 years of organic advice and reader-proven techniques from America's best-loved gardening magazine / edited by Mike McGrath; contributing editors, Vicki Mattern and Jill Jesiolowski. The produce feeds the four households throughout the year and surplus is sold to a food coop in Toronto or donated to homeless ministries. As a group of communities, these projects aim to be as self-sufficient as possible, model a joyous, integrated, healthy way of life, continue to learn as much as they can along the way and to share what they can with all.