Build a vegetable Garden - Building and preparing an organic garden using natural No Dig Gardening methods Your Complete Instructions for Natural Gardening Success Behind every vegetable plant is a person with gardening desires — you! And behind you there are bees, worms... and millions of other live inhabitants of your garden soil. To keep them happy, here's how to build your vegetable plot. There is no need to wreak havoc and madly dig. Let the microbes and worms etc do what they do best in their own good way and time. Preparing a vegetable garden of this sort is extremely attractive for those sites that start off with poor soil or invasive weeds. Follow the natural gardening no dig diagram below, but first thing of course is to... Choose the site: Make sure it is roughly level and ideally most of the area gets at least 4-5 hours of sun a day. Is it level: Build any walls: If the ground is on too much of a slope, build some terraces for easy maintenance. Soil: Fix the surface first: How to build a no dig garden Here's a guide following natural gardening basics. Satisfying isn't it?
Guest Post: Samoa Donuts So I haven’t ever done a guest post. Never! But I’ve wanted to do one with Jenni from Urban Poser ever since I first came across her blog. Not only are her pictures by far some of the best out there, but her recipes are incredible. Oh and by the way, you’re welcome. Picture this: You’re sitting in your cave, shooting the breeze with your buddies Grok and Brog. Ok, ok….so historically speaking that’s probably not 100% accurate. When Juli asked me to guest post on her blog, I immediately started trying to figure out what I wanted to make for her. Sometimes when I’m creating a recipe, it takes a little while to zero in on the perfect balance of ingredients and complimentary flavors, but in this case, literally millions of people have already stamped their seal of approval on the classic combination that is the Samoa cookie. All that was left for me to do was to see if I could reasonably create a Paleo friendly version of this classic treat. Guest Post: Samoa Donuts
leuropecestpassorcier L’Europe c’est pas sorcier est une opération multimédia, interactive et intergénérationnelle sur l’Europe dédiée aux enfants, aux adolescents et jeunes adultes, aux parents et grands parents. En mettant les internautes en immersion sur les sujets européens qui les intéressent, ce site est un des éléments de l’opération nationale qui se décline aussi en une exposition, un mémento et des événements en région. C’est l’Europe expliquée par Fred et Jamy. Son histoire, les gens qui y vivent et ceux qui la font, les traités, les institutions et leur rôle, les chefs d’Etat et les commissaires, les ministres et cette année surtout, les députés. L’opération est produite à l’initiative de et par Graine d’Europe qui associe sa démarche de sensibilisation à l’Europe à la philosophie de l’émission « C’est pas sorcier » pour créer le concept « L’Europe c’est pas sorcier », en partenariat avec FranceTVEducation.
Create Newspaper Pots for Seed-Starting Previous 1 of 8 Photos Next x + Enlarge Photo – Shrink Photo Save 2458 392 7 Google13 Stumble Share Newspaper Seed-Starter Pots You can grow dozens or even hundreds of new plants to fill your yard and garden with great flavors and bright color for the cost of just a few packets of seed. By: Nan Ondra Tags: Learn about Crafts View Crafts Photo Albums Photos 0 Comments Post We Recommend... 15 Clever Ways to Start Seeds Get growing with these fun, inexpensive seed-starting projects. See Also: From Our Sister Sites: ShareThis Copy and Paste
Goals, strategy and tactics for change The Goal: Who are you trying to change? What observable actions will let you know you've succeeded? The Strategy: What are the emotions you can amplify, the connections you can make that will cause someone to do something they've hesitated to do in the past (change)? The strategy isn't the point, it's the lever that helps you cause the change you seek. The Tactics: What are the actions you take that cause the strategy to work? An example: Our goal is to change good donors to our cause into really generous donors. If you merely ask someone to help you with a tactic in isolation, it's likely you won't get the support you need. And it certainly opens the door to a useful conversation about whether your goal is useful, your strategy is appropriate and your tactic is coherent and likely to cause the change you seek. A tactic might feel fun, or the next thing to do, or a lot like what your competition is doing.
Bise à la française - French listening comprehension Listening comprehension: See the links at the bottom for lessons related to the phrases in italics. Listening comprehension Grammar je vais vous parler, ce qui me donne – indirect objectparler, commencer – infinitivesÇa a l’air simple, cela prend du temps – indefinite demonstrative pronounsvu, marquée – past participlesils se disent, on s’embrasse – reciprocal verbsen s’embrassant, en commençant – present participlesj’étais, il y avait – imperfectj’ai passé – passé composéils se trompent – idiomatic pronominal verbne … pas – negative adverbsse tenir – reflexive verb in the infinitivece qu‘il – indefinite relative pronounil en dit – adverbial pronounl’embrasser – direct objectgardez, suivez – imperative Expressions Related features Loading your Kwiz
How to Turn Coffee Tins into a Hanging Herb Garden » Curbly | DIY Design Community Even though summer is on the wane, that doesn't mean we still can't plant an herb garden. Like this one! So colorful and lively it will keep summer in your heart all autumn and winter long. I also like how it serves as a window treatment as well. Check it out: Wanna make one? tin containers with plastic lids (like coffee cans)coat hangerspliersscissorsherbsmasking tapecoffee filters (genius!) For the entire tute, saunter on over to Persephone Magazine. Tagged : herbs, garden, hanging, How-To, DIY
Time doesn't exist until we invent it The transcontinental railroads led to the invention of time zones. For the first time, everyone needed to be in sync, regardless of what village one lived in. A few generations later, we're in all in sync, to the second, thanks to the computers in our pockets. Time is borrowed, wasted, spent. We find the time, slow down time, take our time. Time is so variable, so based on our experience, that the absolute measure of time is almost meaningless. Time on a long bus trip goes so much slower than time spent doing what we love with people we care about. Time doesn't exist, not in a way that matters to most people.
Mont Saint-Michel - French Listening Comprehension Listening comprehension: See the links at the bottom for lessons related to the phrases in italics. Listening comprehension Vocabulary Grammar Loading your Kwiz How to Turn a Pallet into a Garden Good news and bad news. I had planned to film a short video showing you how to make a pallet garden, but the weather didn’t cooperate. I was stapling the landscape fabric onto the pallet when it started drizzling and got really windy. That’s the bad news. But I know I promised a tutorial today, so I took photos and have kept my word to share how to make the pallet garden. I tried to be as detailed as possible. So keep reading my pallet loving friends, instructions on how to make your own pallet garden are just a few lines away… Find a Pallet The first thing you need to do is–obviously–find a pallet. Don’t just take the first pallet you find. Collect Your Supplies For this project, you’ll need the pallet you found, 2 large bags of potting soil, 16 six packs of annual flowers (one six pack per opening on the face of the pallet, and two six packs per opening on the top of the completed pallet garden), a small roll of landscape fabric, a staple gun, staples, and sand paper. Now for the sides.
10 Amazing Ancient Egyptian Inventions Perhaps the Egyptians were the first ancient people to fuss over their hair, or perhaps not. But either way, they considered hair unhygienic, and the sweltering heat of their homeland made long tresses and beards uncomfortable. Thus, they cut their hair short or shaved their heads and faces regularly. Priests, who apparently were especially averse to hirsuteness, shaved their entire bodies every three days [source: Knight]. For much of their history, being clean-shaven was considered fashionable, and being stubbly came to be considered a mark of poor social status. To that end, the Egyptians invented what may have been the first shaving implements, a set of sharp stone blades set in wooden handles, and later replaced those with copper-bladed razors. Oddly, though, they also retained a fascination for facial hair, or at least the appearance of having some.
Parcours monuments Vidéo 1 Le Louvre, du château-fort au grand musée Description de l'émission Mission Devenu l’un des plus grands musées du monde, le Louvre est aussi le plus grand palais d’Europe : il occupe 21 hectares, au cœur de Paris ! Du Moyen-Age au chantier pharaonique du Grand Louvre, à la fin du 20ème siècle, il aura fallu 800 ans pour le bâtir, l’agrandir et le transformer. De Belphégor au Da Vinci Code, ce lieu fascine et déchaîne les imaginations ! Sur le terrain avec Fred Dans les sous-sols du musée, Fred nous fera découvrir les vestiges imposants du château fort imprenable construit par Philippe Auguste à la fin du 12ème siècle. Pour suivre les métamorphoses du Louvre, au cours de la Renaissance, Fred nous entraînera ensuite dans la salle des Cariatides, décorée à la mode antique, sous le règne d’Henri II. Poursuivant son enquête dans le jardin des Tuileries, il nous mènera sur les traces du palais des Tuileries, un palais disparu, construit pour la reine Catherine de Médicis au 16ème siècle.
Grow a Year-Round Salad Garden Curbly-Original As you may have gathered from my weekly "Foodie Friday" posts I enjoy cooking, but equally I enjoying growing my own food, which I write about on my site, curate this space. Aside from the health and nutritional benefits of doing so, there is also something quite primal about knowing where and how your food is grown. Today I'm going to teach you how to grow your own easy to grow salad garden which will grow all year round in frost free areas. If you are new to gardening and growing your own here are a couple basic concepts you you need to grasp that will stand you in good stead for growing healthy plants. SOIL: A balanced potting mix is 1 part sand, 1 part compost and 1 part peat. SUN: Most vegetables and herbs need a minimum of 6 hours of direct sunlight a day, fruiting plants closer on 9 hours. WATER: Sadly water isn't an impirical measurement, but a yardstick I like to work with is to insert your index finger up to the second digit and gauge it. Room : Kitchen, outdoor