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Slide Ranch Volunteer Schedule. Plant Diseases. How to Make Compost Tea Video. Today, I’m going to show you how to make my secret magic compost tea that will help you win grand champion at the fair.

How to Make Compost Tea Video

We’ll start off by just getting a paint strainer from the hardware store, a 5-gallon one, and a 5-gallon bucket. We’ll just put that strainer right down on the bucket. The Captain Compost of Alabama Home Page (William E. Cureton II) Keep It Simple Compost Tea Brewers and Composts. Compost Tea and Hydroponics - Hydroponics Forum. Compost Tea - Natural Organic Home Garden Health Howard Garrett Dirt Doctor. How to Make Compost Tea page 2. Homepage. Updated February 15, 2013! Keeping up with all the farmers' market news is not easy. But we have our finger on the pulse of the San Diego farmers' market community. Bookmark our Farmers' Markets page to make it your first source for the most up-to-date market information in San Diego County. Santee Certified Farmers' Market will move to the Pathway Center at Carlton Hills Blvd. & Mast on Wednesday, February 20th, from 3 to 7 pm! Morena District and Mission Hills Farmers' Markets are on hiatus while looking for better locations.

San Diego Public Market Open Wednesdays and Sundays from 9 to 2 inside the big, orange warehouse at 1735 National Avenue. Spindow? Rotating Two-Face Window Plus Built-In Planter. None of the ideas behind this is itself new, but the combination is a neat realization of multiple functions in one object for everyday home fenestration.

Spindow? Rotating Two-Face Window Plus Built-In Planter

First, yes, these are easier to clean than simple American-style, up-or-side-sliding windows, but the Europeans solved that problem some time ago with their dual-mode designs (which open at an angle for breezes while maintaining security, or rotate inward like doors depending on how you turn the handle). Phillip Blond - on Ideology for the 21st Century. Billion Dollar Bill. Pursuing Conservation Tillage Systems for Organic Crop Production. Does Our Infrastructure Have Deficit Disorder? A Look at 21st Century (Re)development! Pursuing Conservation Tillage Systems for Organic Crop Production. Premier Tech Horticulture - Growing Media and Sphagnum peat moss producer and distributor. Master Publication List: NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Project. Home >ATTRA's Master Publication List The following list contains more than 300 easy-to-read titles covering organic production, livestock, horticultural crops, business and marketing, farm energy, water and pest management and more.

Master Publication List: NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Project

Our publications are written by our sustainable agriculture specialists, who are experts in their fields, and are meant to help farmers, ranchers and others involved in sustainable agriculture. PLEASE NOTE: Some of the following documents are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. Download Acrobat Reader. What is Sustainable Agriculture? Publications Back to top Horticultural Crops. Brad Pitt to build waterfall-powered home. Five years ago Angelina Jolie gave Brad Pitt a visit to architectural marvel Fallingwater as his birthday present.

Brad Pitt to build waterfall-powered home

The stunning Frank Lloyd Wright designed house is built right on top of a waterfall in Western PA. This December 18th, she went one better – with the present of a waterfall of his own, plus the land surrounding it – so Brad can build his own version of the Wright home – but unlike the 1934 original, this one could be powered entirely from the waterfall beneath it. “He’s so hard to buy for,” Jolie had told Fallingwater’s staff members during their previous visit to Wright’s masterwork.

Scotland moves to revive Hutting. “Proud to be a hutter”, is the slogan of a new campaign called A Thousand Huts which has sprung up to champion and revive hutting as a way of life.

Scotland moves to revive Hutting

Widespread in Scandinavia, its supporters say hutting promotes low-impact, ecological living and rural regeneration, and puts city dwellers back in contact with the countryside. In 2012, hutters, landowners and environmental activists will launch a new Scottish hutting federation to spearhead a campaign aimed at reforming planning and land rights laws, to give hutters proper status in the planning system and protect them against eviction and exploitation by landlords. The Roots of Square Foot Gardening. March 24th, 2010 Email 12 users recommend Like modern-day square foot gardens, waffle gardens make efficient use of small spaces.

The Roots of Square Foot Gardening

101. Thanks to Jessica Merritt for this fascinating guide In part 2 – surviving Earthquakes, Floods and Volcanoes.


Protect Your Home and Family from an Earthquake More than three million earthquakes both small and large happen each year. On average, that’s an earthquake every 11 seconds. Small-Scale Intensive Farm Training Program. Home Page: NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Project. Appropedia. Free Resources « PermaculturePower. Permaculture Ideas Great source of Permaculture information.

Free Resources « PermaculturePower

Permaculture Media Blog. How to Establish a Small Space Intensive Food Garden Permaculture Research Institute. Editor’s Note: This post is a good reminder to ensure you take good before, during and after photos as you implement projects!

How to Establish a Small Space Intensive Food Garden Permaculture Research Institute

Case studies like this become an awesome portfolio for yourselves, and help people to see the practical potential in permaculture. It can be totally inspiring, and help get people moving on the ground! Case Study – Noela’s Garden, as installed by Geoff and Nadia Lawton This is a story about a garden that Nadia and I were asked to establish in 2006. It’s a very small space – the area is 95m2. The area on the North side of Noela’s house. Noela, a friend of a friend at the time, is now a very close friend of the institute, due to the community friendship that this garden has created.

Vegetable compatibility chart. List of companion plants. Dill is one of the few plants to grow with Fennel This is a list of companion plants.

List of companion plants

Many more are in the list of beneficial weeds. Companion plants assist in the growth of others by attracting beneficial insects, repelling pests, or providing nutrients, shade, or support. They can be part of a biological pest control program. Vegetables[edit] Fruit[edit] Herbs[edit] Companion planting. Companion planting of carrots and onions. Companion planting in gardening and agriculture is the planting of different crops in proximity for pest control, pollination, providing habitat for beneficial creatures, maximizing use of space, and to otherwise increase crop productivity.[1] Companion planting is a form of polyculture.

Companion planting is used by farmers and gardeners in both industrialized and developing countries for many reasons. Companion Planting: Basic Concepts & Resources. Companion Planting. Companion Planting - Secrets of Organic Gardening. Gardening Resources, Cornell University. Most people think of plants as very passive organisms. They grow almost unperceptively, and only once a year do they flower or produce edible products. However, plants are very active in ways that are not so obvious to the casual observer. For example, plants change the chemistry of the soil, and influence the types of microorganisms that grow there. They actively compete with other plants for space. How is organic farming different? Resources list organic gardening and farming. How is organic farming different?

We list organic gardening and farming techniques along with practical information on how to succeed at rural or urban organic backyard farming. Right>>> An ecological organic vegetable garden where the vegetables sow themselves! Watch the Video here. Traditional organic gardening and farming methods have sustainably nourished humanity for 11,000 years. Indeed, until 50 years ago, all farming was done organically. Organic Growing Forum. Planting Companion Vegetables and Herbs, and Fruit Tree Companion Planting. Seasoned organic growers know the value of planting companion vegetables and herbs, and fruit tree companion planting for reducing pest and disease problems and boosting yields. Right>> An ecological organic garden where the vegetables sow themselves! Watch the video. Temperature effect on vegetable seeds - percentage germination. The effect of soil temperature on sown seeds. Percentage of Normal Vegetable Seedlings Produced at Different Temperatures.

Sowing seeds indoors. Sowing seeds outdoors. Garden Plan for Vegetable Compatibility. Garden Vegetable Companions. Architectural Elements. Architectural Elements, by definition, are closely related to Garden Ornamentation, an area also covered in other areas of this web site.