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How a Soil Scientist Creates a Low-Maintenance Garden in the South

We interview an expert in soil science to help you craft the garden of your dreams, even if you don't have a green thumb.

Homesteading for Health: How Country Life Can Heal

A commitment to healthy living and simplicity on the homestead helped this family improve their son’s health and quality of life.

Tips From The Ladies Behind Ladies Homestead Gathering

Being a woman on the homestead can be challenging if you don't know other homesteaders. The Ladies Homestead Gathering aims to make things easier...

What Drives a Woman to Become a Farmer?

Being passionate about eating well and caring about the food you consume can lead you to some interesting places, like a field of okra.

Solar Powered Pest Control Machine offers alternative to pesticides

The new organic pest control product is self-operating and self-cleaning, zapping harmful bugs without chemicals over an area of several acres.

9 Steps Toward Self-Sufficient Landscaping

Permaculture expert Jessi Bloom offers her tips on ways to make your property more sustainable, self-sufficient and productive

5 steps to aquaponics success | Rethink Rural Blog

The author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Aquaponic Farming offers a step by step guide on planning your aquaponics system.

4 Rainwater Harvesting Myths Debunked

The founder of Rainharvest School dispels myths and explains the right way to harvest rainwater to ensure it is safe for drinking.

“Free-range” daycare: Preschool on a farm

Celestial Farms, a farm-based daycare, gives kids more than a basic education: they learn farm chores, animal care and what real food is all about.

16 Practical Tips for Building Green on a Budget

Do you dream of building green…until the reality of a designer green-home price tag sets in?