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Could you have a farm… in your own backyard?by  

About 5 years ago, I first stumbled upon the "homegrown revolution" and the idea that it was not only possible, but liberating to be able to grow one's own food. From that first spark, my backyard gardening attempts have continually... Read More

Plan & Plant Now for Sustainability, Freedom, and a Backyard Revolutionby  

I am not an expert gardener and have only spent the last few years taking a stab at preserving what we eat and eating what we preserve. Every year, though, I grow more and more excited because every year we... Read More

Beekeeping 101: Let’s Get it Startedby  

Guest Post by Kate Ferry A few weeks ago, I introduced myself and talked about my past experience with beekeeping in a post titled “Beekeeping: A matter of the heart”. The response was quite welcoming and many people were interested... Read More

Chickens Coming Home to Roost – In Our Backyardby  

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Mrs. Mendelbrite and Helen Crump (right)"][/caption] Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer Backyard chickens - we have eight of them, each with her own personality. They're named after some of the female characters from the Andy... Read More

A Year of Herbs: Dandelionsby  

**Have you been following A Year of Herbs? Learn more about common herbs and ways that you can use them as simple remedies in your own home.** I joked last year about how my husband was trying to convince me... Read More

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