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Expert advice on how to establish self-sufficient food production, including guidance on crop rotations, raising livestock and grazing management. By John Seymour August/September 2011 Everyone will have a different approach to keeping a self-sufficient homestead, and it’s unlikely that any two 1-acre farms will follow the same plan or methods or agree completely on how to homestead. Some people like cows; other people are afraid of them.
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Matt Embrey at Green Upgrader has compiled a great list of hacks for your home garden. I'm definitely going to try numbers 1, 6 and 10. 1. Vertical Garden with Reclaimed Gutters When Suzanne Forsling moved to Juneau Alaska from Iowa, she found that it was a little bit harder to get her garden to grow. Frustrated by cold soil, scarce sunlight, hungry slugs, root maggots, porcupines, cats, bears and ravens she got resourceful. She got her crops off the cold ground and into the light by afixing gutters to the wood siding of her house on the sunny side and using them as planters. 2.
July 20, 2011 23 comments
Adopted by Pembroke Community Garden, a pioneering food growing space located in the grounds of Pembroke House, a community centre in Walworth, Southeast London.