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Tips on Starting Your Own Compost (Nature's Free Fertilizer)

Tips on Starting Your Own Compost (Nature's Free Fertilizer)

Compost has been called "black gold" because of its great benefit to plant life and because, like gold, it is there to be discovered by anyone or...

Hunting for the Hungry: How Hunters and Farmers can Help Beat Hunger

Hunting for the Hungry: How Hunters and Farmers can Help Beat Hunger

Meat is one of the hardest foods to come by for charities dedicated to feeding the hungry...but if you're a hunter (or farmer), you can help!...

A Beginner's Guide to Managing TimberWhere to Start

A Beginner's Guide to Managing Timber---Where to Start

New to managing a forest on your rural land? We asked the Director of Forestry and Regulatory Affairs for the FL Forestry Association about the...

Want to Go OffGrid? Start By Improving Your Home's Energy Efficiency

Want to Go Off-Grid? Start By Improving Your Home's Energy Efficiency

If your dreams include achieving an independent lifestyle, getting fully or partially off-grid, and saving money there's no better place to start...

Meet the Mason Bee: A Solution to Declining Honeybee Populations

Meet the Mason Bee: A Solution to Declining Honeybee Populations

The news of the collapse of honeybee populations in recent years has created much concern about the loss of their ability to pollinate a wide...

Foraging Tips for Beginners (and some spring weeds to try!)

Foraging Tips for Beginners (and some spring “weeds” to try!)

Hunting wild edible plants can be as rewarding as hunting for wild animals. Plus, wild plants are healthy additions to your diet; they’re...

A Landowner's Guide to Conservation Easements

A Landowner's Guide to Conservation Easements

Recently, American public lands have garnered attention across the media. For someone that lives in an urban setting, the idea that public lands...

The Victory Garden Makes a Comeback

The Victory Garden Makes a Comeback

Victory gardens were essential during war times as a means of providing food, community, and security to over 20 million Americans. Today, those...

Incorporating Fruiting Perennials into Rural Landscapes

Incorporating Fruiting Perennials into Rural Landscapes

Space is valuable and we need to take advantage of "lost" space on our property. Fruiting perennial bushes, trees and vines can be an excellent...

How a Soil Scientist Creates a LowMaintenance Garden in the South

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.