For a limited time, you can get the ebook version for just $1.99! The ebook version is super handy to have on an ebook reader or your smartphone. You can even save it directly to your computer and access it anytime you’re working on your computer. You’ll be able to quickly search for whatever information […]
In good times there are tons of reasons to garden. It saves money, gets you closer to your food supply, teaches you valuable skills and gives you some independence. In bad times there is only one real reason to garden—to grow food so you can survive. But looking deeper, it isn’t the food that keeps […]
Hey, gardeners! Do you have a plan for putting to use any excess produce you reap this season and in seasons to come? It would be wise to learn how to both dehydrate and can that produce — both forms are excellent for long-term storage. Food dehydration, though, is my own favorite way to preserve […]
Have you ever thought about which plants you should focus on for long-term survival? If food supplies were to run low, what could you grow to provide a large amount of food, calories, and nutrients to help your family stay full and healthy? Just as important, though, are plants that are easy to grow. Your […]
Whenever you grow food, even if it’s just a selection of herbs, you’re saving money by not buying store-bought. And, you know where that food same from and how it was grown. Today’s giveaway features a 2-disk DVD course in growing food, “Grow Your Own Groceries,” featuring well-known speaker, homesteader, and professional gardener, Marjory Wildcraft. […]
Are you thinking about learning herbalism as a readiness skill to better help yourself and loved ones during an emergency? Let me be the first to tell you that getting a solid herbal education can be tough, but it’s incredibly rewarding. There’s a lot of information to cover, and many different approaches to teaching and […]
An herb garden is one of the easiest and most rewarding types of gardens you can grow. Years ago in my first house in Phoenix, I grew basil plants so large they were, in reality, bushes. Cilantro, oregano, lavender, and varieties of basil that turned my front courtyard into a fragrant oasis — I loved […]
If you’ve pretty much mastered the art of planting seeds and/or seedlings, giving them the right amounts of sunshine, water, and fertilizer, you’re probably ready for some new challenges. Starting with your current compost pile or bin, have you considered adding worms to the mix, literally? A worm bin, or worm composting, can add a […]
I’ve gardened with kids, and it can be a scary endeavor. Images of crushed plants and premature picked fruit can make one think that it may not be worth including the kids. It doesn’t have to be a nightmare. I have gardened with 5 kids and am still around to talk about it. Here are […]
We want the best for our kids and grandkids, including pure drinking water. My family has been a fan of LifeStraw ever since the product was first introduced, and I have a LifeStraw in every emergency bag. Now there’s a new product in the LifeStraw family, the LifeStraw Play water bottle. This new product is […]
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