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Use Wood Mulch to Build Great Garden Soil

by Barbara Pleasant                         1000495 550

Most organic gardeners find that following nature's patterns serves them well. When it comes to building richer soil, nature's plan relies heavily on trees -- fallen limbs, leaves, cones, seeds and, eventually, the massive trunks. Adapting this plan to your garden by using a wood mulch -- such as wood chips, sawdust or other woody residues -- as soil-building material is a strategy that promises huge, long-term returns.

Hoop Houses: Eat from Your Garden Earlier and Longer

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Hoop houses are a great do-it-yourself project that can make it possible for you to garden all year long. They can also be used for storage, as a temporary garage, or even as a workshop. They are inexpensive, easy to construct and when completed they also:

Farm to School: the ABCs of Fresh Food

by Katie Cordrey                         1000492 287

An innovative effort to bring locally-grown foods to Oregon's school children and to help them understand where their food comes from received a big thumbs-up when the Oregon State Legislature unanimously passed House Bill 2800 in July.

The Sacred Economics of Cow Keeping

by Bill Giebler                         1000489 364
Getting Our Shit Together Indian Style

How do you Eat, Drink, and Be Merry?

by various Green Living folks                         1000380 984

What is your favorite way to Eat, Drink, and Be Merry?

It’s a simple question, but not quite a simple answer. We asked people from the world of Green Living what is their favorite way to eat, drink, and be merry during the holiday season. Here are their responses:

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by Stephen Morris                         1056 1618

Before purchasing a chiminea, outdoor fireplace, or open firepit, there are many factors to consider.

Horse Power for Organic Farms

by Ken Laing                         9108 1576

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Lose Your Lawn

by Stephen Morris                         1028 1032

Whose idea of sanity is it to pump fresh water from ancient aquifers so we can make the desert look like the rain forest?

Humans Caught in Crossfire in the The War on Bugs

by A.C. Hutchinson                         1000205 958

The War on Bugs documents the consistent and systematic poisoning of humans that has taken place over more than the past century, usually under the guise of progress...

The Pond Guy: review of Landscaping Earth Ponds

by Stephen Morris                         9136 857

Others might have opted for electricity, a well, or a barn, but Matson chose a pond. Ponds give you an excuse to invite girls over for skinny dipping, says Matson.

Wake Up Skin and Hair with Refreshing Tea

by Janice Cox                         1000307 845

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Sweet Days Almost Upon Us

by Stephen Morris                         1023 644

Burr captures the flavors of the sugar house perfectly on the printed page.

Permaculture for the Home Landscape

by Ron Dellapenna                         1000320 600

The permaculture landscape takes an ecosystem approach, where components provide multiple uses and there is a wide diversity of species. As in natural ecosystems, more complexity means more resilience

A New Hydroponics Primer

by Jay Potter                         1000265 517

There have been many new gardeners in the shop interested in soil-less, or hydroponic, gardening.

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The Economics of Garlic

by Stephen Morris                         1000369 492

Next year in the garden

by Stephen Morris                         9107 468

Composting -- Natural Recycling!

by Kitty Bertlin                         1000203 461

Garlic Makes It Good

by Pat Crocker                         1000259 411

Beyond Organic

by Kellie Gordon                         1000362 405

How to Organize a Community Seed Swap

by Tabitha Alterman                         1000329 389

Mowing Down Pollution

by Ed Smith                         1000332 385

The Scoop on Poop

by Madeline Bodin                         1000210 351

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by Stephen Morris                         1032 347

Pruning: Essential for Healthy Trees

by Linda Pinkham                         9151 322

A Seedy Guy

by Stephen Morris                         1055 310

The Scoop on Dirt

by Tamsyn Jones                         1000204 287

Not Yer Average Farmer

by Stephen Morris                         1058 274

Enlightened Chick

by Kathleen Jarschke-Shultze                         1000189 270

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by Ron Dellapenna                         1000209 256

Leftover Straw Gets New Life

by Marcia Wood                         1000170 252

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by Michael J. Caduto                         1000026 236

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