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Creating a business plan is an essential part of starting a home business. Make sure to set clear expectations and realistic deadlines.
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Learn how to use "humanure" and a simple medical toilet to create nutrient-rich compost.
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Extend your growing season with this do-it-yourself raised garden bed mini-greenhouse built with recycled railroad ties, scrap wood and sheet plastic.
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