Permaculture Tips and Tricks

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Selling Backyard Eggs (not at a Farmer's Market) - Rules, Regulations, Licenses, etc. Kirsten I sent three emails to various agencies asking for clarification on selling eggs. Here's the reply from the one agency who had a substantive reply. Please note that I edited his email address at more 07/25/2013 1
Use a clothes line instead of your dryer Guest (not verified) Hanging your clothes to dry on the clothes line has many benefits - for starters, it saves energy, money, and time.
It's especially good in the summer to keep your  house from being heated up by more
07/12/2009 0
Organic Gardening Rules Kirsten By Tom Harris, Ph.D.The Hill Country GardenerMalcolm Beck is a San Antonio organic gardening guru who is known all over the country. Over the last 50+ years he has developed six basic rules more 08/4/2013 0
Soil Amendments Kirsten When we create organic gardens we usually add rock dust and other things to make the soil better for gardening. These amendments are intended to support the soil food web, rather than harming more 07/21/2013 0
Automating Your Poultry Coop (De Rerum Automatica) Kirsten Kibi78704's (Kirsten's) Preface:Treadle Feeders:  Last year, when I started raising chickens, I saw this article on how to build a treadle chicken feeder, like the one advertised at more 08/11/2013 0
Cleanup small oil spill Guest (not verified) If you ever have an oil spill or really anything that isn’t an elemental poison (lead, mercury, cadmium, etc.) in an area near where you’re growing food drench it with molasses and water or, if it’ more 08/25/2010 0
A Southern Night story Kirsten Growing tomatoes in the hot, humid south is an intricate dance of planting in raised beds to avoid floods, dodging diseases and beating the heat. But, the rewards are huge. I spent a decade more 07/25/2013 0
Mesquite Pod Harvesting Kirsten Honey Mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa) trees often get a bad reputation because of their thorns. They are very useful trees, with high-protein, edible pods that can be made into flour for more 09/1/2013 0
The Sunny Side of Cooking solar cookbook now available Guest (not verified) What if there was a year-round method of cooking that was low cost, powered by sunlight, non-polluting, and easy to do even in college dorms, apartment balconies and off-the-grid locations?There more 01/8/2013 0
Possible to raise chickens without feed? Kirsten BTW - My chickens have been living on H&H Non-Soy Layer feed for a few months now. They love it.  Because the protein supplements have been semi-pelletized, there is less waste than when I more 07/25/2013 0