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2/7/2011
For the first time, acclaimed Not So Big House author and architect brings quality-over-quality design to a residential development.
1/1/0001
Tall Goldenrod is a fall favorite of the honeybee. Although it is most likely the bees are foraging on a variety of flowers, it is natural to assume the most prevalent flower at any given time is the strongest influence in the honey.
6/5/2014
Choices are available when it comes to feeding a new package of honeybees. Three of the options are discussed in this post. Choose the one that is right for you.
9/8/2014
Learn how and why to utilize a queen excluder in your beehives.
8/15/2013
Simple suggestions on preserving vegetables and herbs
12/2/2013
A small apiary uses a unique system to extract honey from frames.
10/18/2013
A gourmet guide to preserving the last harvest from your garden.
3/11/2014
Starting a new hobby can be intimidating when everything is unfamiliar. Walk through the basics of a beehive structure.
7/2/2014
Locating a queen in a hive full of thousands of bees can be hard. Here are a few tips.
8/11/2014
How do you manage offers of used beekeeping equipment? This post describes some creative options.
9/16/2014
Solar energy solutions can reshape the future. It can help sculpt the world we live in and can help solve some of the greatest environmental problems facing the world today including climate change and our reliance on fossil fuels.
11/13/2014
The Food is Free Project has inspired thousands of individuals, families and groups around the globe to start front yard free gardens to share with friends and neighbors. They are losing their teaching farm.
7/29/2013
FamilyFarmed.org Good Food Festival & Conference partner Vicki Nowicki shares her experience living, learning, and teaching on her suburban permaculture homestead.
8/26/2013
The victim of a spray drift incident often finds him or herself on the defensive.
11/15/2013
When honeybees are unable to store enough food for winter, the beekeeper must decide how to support the colony through the winter.
11/1/2013
Beekeepers need a consistent way to document hive inspections including prompts to address all relevant areas while looking at a colony of honeybees.
9/23/2013
The victim of a spray drift incident may not see any actual damage, but plants, trees and possibly people, still are drifted upon.
11/19/2013
The many problems associated with recognizing, treating and reporting pesticide drift exposures.
10/16/2013
What it means to stick up for yourself when you experience pesticide drift.
1/15/2014
Take a look around your property and decide where to put your new beehives. Some considerations for hive placement.
3/25/2014
Essential oils can be a useful supplement for honeybees. Lemongrass, spearmint and thyme essential oils are being used to encourage brood development and the overall health of bees.
5/30/2014
Permaculture is at the heart of the solution of many environmental crises. Permaculture is alive with the possibilities of positive change.
3/24/2014
In remembrance of a dear friend and steward of the Earth, a look at how others inspire us and how their legacy sculpts us.
9/17/2014
Warmer weather proliferated the rise of a viral infection in deer dubbed Episodic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD), carried by a tiny biting fly called a midge. Unfortunately, individual state deer management, once based in science, has now grown to be political. Influenced by farm agency and insurance company lobbyists, legislators regularly appoint natural resources directors who are not faithful guardians of wildlife.
9/16/2014
Young, pioneering aquaponic farmers like Josh and Alicia Davis, who own and operate an aquaponics farm in the Midwest, are reshaping the future of food in the United Sates. Folks like these surely do inspire others to think differently about their food.
10/10/2014
Hunters and non-hunters alike can get true enjoyment observing the movement and interactions of wildlife with the use of a trail camera. But buyers beware!
11/12/2014
Prepare simple hugelkultur beds utilizing organic materials found onsite. Use fallen trees, branches, pine needles, leaves and other organic material to build raised beds now for planting in the fall.
11/18/2014
Dehydrating foods and making the most of the bounty.
12/26/2013
What is a beekeeper to do during the long cold winter months? Eat honey of course.
5/6/2014
For the hobby beekeeper, try treating Varroa mites with natural remedies.
4/16/2014
Bees do not live on honey alone. Pollen provides honeybees with necessary protein.
7/8/2014
A list of ways we could each show support or teach our friends and family to support the Local Foods Movement
10/8/2014
It's time to harvest honey and there must be a way to evict the bees from the super. This post covers three possible options.
11/19/2014
Don't wait until spring to get into beekeeping. Order your package honeybees now.
8/8/2013
The different emotions you may experience as you deal with Pesticide Drift on your property or your person.
11/21/2013
Honey from our backyard bees provide us with a sweetener, but just as important, honey has many health benefits.
1/16/2013
Triton College has installed electric car charging stations in an effort to promote greener lifestyles in the community.
9/15/2014
A Chicago food heritage site — a meat-packing plant built in 1925 — becomes a 21st-century, net-zero producer of food.
11/2/2014
This year I took several liberties in developing a new version of salsa verde. I don't grow tomatillos so I use green tomatoes. I won't call it salsa verde (except on the lids of my jars), because it isn't authentic. But let me tell you, it is GOOD. Here is Annie’s Green Tomato Salsa Recipe good for use when water bath canning.
3/28/2012
In part two of this five-part series, Lyn Fenwick shares a homesteader named Isaac's 19th century journal entries on love, including the observation of local beauties and his desire for a woman who enjoys reading.


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