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Three Sisters Garden: Corn, Beans, Squash - A Native American tradition

Three Sisters Garden: Corn, Beans, Squash - A Native American tradition
Early European settlers would certainly never have survived without the gift of the Three Sisters from the Native Americans, the story behind our Thanksgiving celebration. Celebrating the importance of these gifts, not only to the Pilgrims but also to civilizations around the globe that readily adopted these New World crops, adds meaning to modern garden practices Success with a Three Sisters garden involves careful attention to timing, seed spacing, and varieties. In many areas, if you simply plant all three in the same hole at the same time, the result will be a snarl of vines in which the corn gets overwhelmed! Instructions for Planting Your Own Three Sisters Garden in a 10 x 10 square When to plant:Sow seeds any time after spring night temperatures are in the 50 degree range, up through June. What to plant: Corn must be planted in several rows rather than one long row to ensure adequate pollination. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Seeds Of Change Taking the Permaculture Design Course to ALL the People For several years following its official creation by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in the late 1970s, permaculture had remained a marginal approach practiced by a small number of individuals. Today, as we become increasingly aware of the amplitude of environmental and economic crises, more and more people look for solutions to problems created by the industrial civilization. Many of those who discover permaculture find new inspiration and a set of tools that make regenerating human and natural ecosystems a realistic, tangible project. As the ideas of permaculture slowly permeate society, a growing number of people seek to learn the skills necessary to apply its principles in their own lives. The Permaculture Design Course (PDC), a 72-hour intensive program typically held over a period of two weeks, has become the international standard in permaculture education for those wanting to learn how to design regenerative, abundant systems. Further resources

Companion Plants Chart - Earl May My AccountGift Card BalanceStore DirectoryContact Us HomeShop OnlineAds/SpecialsTips & SolutionsServicesCareersAbout UsBulk Seed & Custom Packaging Companion Plants Chart Home » Tips & Solutions » Edible Gardening » Companion Plants Chart © 2014 Earl May Seed & Nursery. Sustainable Urban Farming Initiative | Engage Pittsburgh Concept: A summary of the idea, the needs it serves, and a description of a possible pilot program Many Pittsburgh neighborhoods are scattered with vacant lots and unused land, sitting dormant and in need of development. Reclaiming these lots for productive community-use green space addresses issues of community connection, health and nutrition, and urban decay. Urban farms can serve a variety of community needs: inspire and educate residents about the environment and nutrition encourage personal investment in and cooperative ownership of community assetsreverse the effects of urban blight and revitalize community life By partnering with existing community garden organizations, sustainability advocates, youth groups, schools, and CDCs, this project would develop an organization supporting a network of green sites, community gardens, and urban farms. This organization could facilitate the sharing of best practices to develop a model for successful urban farming. Priorities: Concerns:

Companion Planting - Vegetable Gardening Plant Companions and Combining Home > Companion gardening Companion planting and combining means growing plants together that like or benefit each other. Vegetable companion gardening can have a real impact on the health and yield of your plants. In nature everything interacts to create a whole life force. Every plant has an effect on every other plant and every creature has an effect on every other creature. Over time, gardeners have observed these interrelationships, and scientists have studied them. It’s well worth while reading a little bit about how and why companion planting is so important before we get into which specific plants go with what. . . . Plants, unlike many people, are not timid. They select and reject nutrients; they create in their structure and the environment, complex chemical compounds, such as perfumes, pollen, essential oils, growth inhibitors, hormones, enzymes and some minute trace elements. Nature's Way of Companion Planting The companion effect happens naturally in the wild. Uh oh...

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SPIN-Farming - How to farm commercially on under an acre How to Make a Dehydrator: 10 steps Edit Article Solar DehydratorsElectric Dehydrators Edited by Fianchetto, Awesomewriter44, BR, Colby! Preserving food by the dehydration method is a great alternative to canning and freezing. Ad Steps Method 1 of 2: Solar Dehydrators 1Obtain a long, shallow cardboard box. Method 2 of 2: Electric Dehydrators 1Obtain a heavy-duty cardboard box, similar to a computer box. Tips Use larger box, such as computer box, for electric dehydrators.Consult with local extension experts or online for specific information on dehydrating.For solar dehydrators, choose the spot near your home that receives sun for most of the day.

List of beneficial weeds This is a list of undomesticated or feral plants, generally considered weeds, yet having some positive effects or uses, often being ideal as companion plants in gardens. Beneficial weeds can accomplish a number of roles in the garden or yard, including fertilizing the soil, increasing moisture, acting as shelter or living mulch, repelling pests, attracting beneficial insects, or serving as food or other resources for human beings. Chart[edit] Categories of beneficial weeds[edit] Pest-repellent[edit] Neem -- repels leaf eating insects Edible[edit] Habitat for beneficial insects[edit] Shelter plants[edit] Normal grass can be used as ground cover, especially in nitrogenous soils. Trap crops[edit] Trap crops draw potential pests away from the actual crop intended for cultivation. Cowpea -- attracts ladybird beetle, so planting around cotton fields protects them from sucking insects. Medicinal use[edit] Rumex -- Dock. Other[edit] Nightshade -- breaks up hardpan, allowing roots to grow deeper Indexes[edit]

Dr. Makoto Ogawa Osaka Institute of Technology President of JBA Introduction In Asian countries, highly intensive agriculture has been popular since ancient times because of high population density, limited area of arable land and rice cultivation. In Japan where the domestic supply of energy sources has been limited, the forest resources, fire wood and charcoal were most important energy sources until the beginning of 20th century. However, due to the rapid increase of imported fossil fuels in the 1960s, the so called “Fuel Revolution” occurred, and the production of charcoal decreased to a minimum of about 30 thousand ton per year in 1980s. Under such circumstances, late Dr. Being encouraged by the activities of Kishimoto, Sugiura and Ogawa and the extension of organic farming in , the application and studies of charcoal in agriculture became active in 1980s. 1. 1) Rice husk charcoal 2) Wood and bark charcoal These research results were also confirmed in the TRA. 2. M. M. 3.