Farm and Garden
Cold Temperate: East, Midwest, and Mountain West This is a large and highly populated region covering much the eastern and central United States, as well as much of the warmer parts of Canada. This region corresponds with USDA Zones 4–7, and Sunset Zones 2–4, 6, 11, and 32–43.
First off – you really can build this thing very cheaply, but to do so you have to recycle, freecycle, and scrounge. If you just go out and buy new everything it will probably cost over $200 – still not bad all in all. This Article is featured in Jan 2010 issue of Birds and Blooms Magazine! Want to find out if this thing works before you read all this? Read 6 months in the Greenhouse first.
Greywater irrigated landscape Greywater is water from your bathroom sinks, showers, tubs, and washing machines. It is not water that has come into contact with feces, either from the toilet or from washing diapers. Greywater may contain traces of dirt, food, grease, hair, and certain household cleaning products.
Goals: To collect rainwater for irrigation and reduce fresh water use. To create a workable system with a small site and minimal space for storage. Site description :The yard is small, with narrow areas between adjacent houses.
When you think of innovative architecture, you may think of the Netherlands, Barcelona or even Dubai, but those places can’t hold a candle to Portland, Oregon. At least not when it comes to innovative chicken coop design. It's no secret that animal husbandry is hot right now, but leave it to Portlanders to take chicken keeping to a new level. A bold group of Portland designers—many architects by trade—has crafted posh digs for our fine feathered friends.
So yesterday we discussed finding a remote piece of land as a get away retreat/ BOL or even as a low cost place to live full time. Whether you are working with such a piece of land or even a larger homestead most affordable land isn’t ideal for agricultural pursuits. So today we discuss how to take arid, rocky, steep or any otherwise non agricultural land and convert into a fertile and productive landscape. Join me today as we discuss…