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Sustainability on Steroids: Organic Farmer Grosses $100K an Acre

Sustainability on Steroids: Organic Farmer Grosses $100K an Acre
We need GMOs to feed the world like a fish needs dry land. A controversial farmer in California is proving that a veritable bumper crop can be had using new farming methods that don’t require GMO pesticides, herbicides, or even weeding, and require 10 times less water than the average farm.
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Beekeepers Dream: A Better Way To Harvest Honey From Beehives

Inventors Stuart and Cedar Anderson knew there had to be a better way to harvest honey from their beehives so they came up with the “Beekeepers Dream”. Their invention which took them a decade to develop ..
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Off-grid Cooking: How to Make a Fresnel Solar Cooker

For those interested in living off-grid, solar energy offers one of the best and most readily-available sources of energy. There are many ways to harness the sun's power for performing a number of tasks, such as creating electricity and heating a home.
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Ideas to Strengthen Your Farmers Market or Help Get One Started

Ideas to Strengthen Your Farmers Market
Active farmers markets seem to be everywhere these days, but many communities have either tried and failed to get a market going or seem to continually remain in the planning stages. To help those who are still getting started, I asked a couple friends ..
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How to Purify 12 Gallons Of Water A Day WITHOUT Filters or Electricity

Purify 12 Gallons Of Water A Day WITHOUT Filters
There are already huge percentages of the Earth’s population in third world countries that have to boil every drop of water they drink. If it ever comes to that, this would be a MUCH more efficient way of doing so.
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This Tree Produces 40 Different Types of Fruit

Tree Produces 40 Different Types of Fruit
An art professor from Syracuse University in the US, Van Aken grew up on a family farm before pursuing a career as an artist, and has combined his knowledge of the two to develop his incredible Tree of 40 Fruit.
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Pack Your Small Garden With Uncommon Edibles

Pack Your Small Garden With Uncommon Edibles
While your space may feel cramped, national garden expert Charlie Nardozzi says your options still loom larger than you might expect. Columnar apples, honeyberries, fig trees and Alpine strawberries can all sweeten your deck or patio in a matter of months.
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Making Clean Raw Milk: A Simple Guide for Small-Scale Dairies

One big benefit of running the private and FDA-certified Bob-White Systems Dairy Lab is that we get to see what works and what doesn't work to keep milk clean. “Clean," for our purposes, means that it passes Vermont's Tier II Raw Milk Standards.
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Land Buying and House Building Advice: A Roundup of Reader Tips

The Small Home, Big Decisions series follows Jennifer and her husband, Tyler, as they build a self-reliant homestead on a piece of country property in northeastern Kansas. The series will delve into questions that arise during their building process and the decisions they make along the way.
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Makeshift Grill Ideas: Cooking When the Grid Goes Down

Makeshift Grill Ideas
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How to Finance Buying Land: Should We Go into Debt?

How to Finance Buying Land
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Common Core Concerns Lead to Homeschool Increase

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Suburban Permaculture Transforms Neighborhoods

Suburban Permaculture

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7 Market Crops You Can Grow in a Greenhouse

Grow in a Greenhouse

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Biodynamic Gardening Takes Holistic Approach to the Soil

Biodynamic Gardening Takes Holistic Approach to the Soil

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