When getting a top bar hive ready for winter, you need to know how much honey there is...and measureing these frames is different than measuring rectangular frames.
Recommendations for building a wooden bed frame and how to customize the plans.
Suggestions for getting the most use of your cold frame all year long.
A "hybrid" timber frame is one that uses two or more major systems, or means of providing structural support for the building.
A look at the completed project and some of the features.
An introduction to a series exploring the world of beekeeping
Yes, it's possible to harvest trees from your own property to build a timber-frame structure. But here are a few things to consider before you decide to go ahead.
Outdoor kitchens, dining areas and living rooms are a great way to expand your home's living space. Designers offer advice on how to make the most of the great outdoors--in your own backyard.
Make the best use of your cold frame by having lids designed to be easily adjusted or removed.
I know how popular and much hyped season-extending materials are in the world of organic gardening, but is it a necessity to eat fresh lettuce year round?
Round two of three international conferences to determine new emissions standards for the next Kyoto Protocol meets this week and next week in Poznan, Poland.
This mesmerizing video shows city lights, wildfires in Australia, and even gas flares in the Middle East, all photographed from a satellite high over our heads.
Learn how to create a yoga studio that enhances your practice and your health.
Discount pricing on all Morton buildings now through February.
Everywhere is full of micro-climates. Discover the places in your garden where the soil warms first, or last, by watching the snow melt and taking pictures.
I’ve learned that gardening in small spaces can be challenging, but I’ve had great success with a Topsy Turvy tomato planter this year. Have you used similar products in your home? How do you handle gardening in small spaces?
The walk on the moon on July 20, 1969 was a monumental event, which forever changed our world perspective. Where were you on that momentous occasion?
The Snail, the winner of Electrolux Design Lab 2010 Competition, saves both energy and space by heating food with magnetic induction.
Help measure the amount of 'light pollution' in your community and contribute to a growing data set by participating in Globe at Night.
Giving yourself a quiet space for retreat and reflection helps nurture quiet, calm and peace.
Using cold frames for fall salad greens can extend your season of fresh eating.
Ira takes us on a winter garden tour of the experimental gardens at Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. She describes the various experimental cold frames for winter gardening and winter starts. Includes a winter recipe for Sweet Potato Leek Soup.
Share your thoughts about natural building methods including straw bale building, cordwood construction, earth building and more.
Using portable sawmill and basic timber frame techniques to build a utility shed.
Before space beneath your grow light is needed for onions and other early seedlings, fill it with baby lettuce grown in translucent clamshell salad containers.
Learn three simple tips for making the most of small gardening spaces, including hanging plants and advice for selecting seed varieties.
Build your own space-saving table from recycled wood.
How we had to adjust to a smaller home, the isolation and quiet.
Anyone can have an indoor supply of fresh greens. Just try nutritious microgreens and sprouts year round.
How our electronics save us space and provide even more room in a small home.
Follow these simple guidelines to make the most of your small space: contain clutter, find furnishings do double-duty, and make maximum use of color and light.
Progress in the straw bale and wooden cold frames, delicious Kim Chee recipes for winter harvested Chinese cabbage and winter radishes, and an update from the Lawns 2 Lettuce 4 Lunch program in Arlington, VA.
An experiment in urban gardening produces a melon miracle.
Why Tesla cars, Space-X and other creations of Elon Musk are not the kind of visionary thinking we so desperately need.
What to plant in April for your vegetable garden, and what sized pot you need for your vegetable plant.
Think your balcony's too tiny to provide food and fun? Check out Apartment Therapy's great tips for making the most of your outdoor space.
Is your patio short on space? Check out the Hot Pot BBQ, a grill that doubles as an herb planter.
Brief description of our journey back onto the National Mall, our Flex Space design, and our Solar Thermal Skylight.
Gary Chang's brilliant solution to making a 330-square-foot apartment work for his family was to create a sliding wall system that can be configured into 24 different rooms. You have to see this one to believe it.
Christy Oates's brilliant fold-out furniture takes up virtually no floor space when it's not in use. It's the perfect solution for small homes--and a hopeful sign for the future of design.
Ryan Mitchell, founder of TheTinyLife.com, is saving up to pay cash for a 130-square-foot home on wheels in North Carolina. He’s seeking perspective, clarity—and a girlfriend who gets it.
Breaking down the last week of homesteading we've done over at WaldenEffect.org, and the Top Bar project we started as well as talk on Brix, biodynamics, and Plant Secondary Metabolites. Also have details on an external frame backpack modification.
Talking about carrying in the red roofing tin the old fashioned way due to a broken golf cart and some very muddy conditions. The refrigerator root cellar continues to prove itself as an experiment that seems to be working so far.