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Use Wood Mulch to Build Great Garden Soil

by Barbara Pleasant                         1000495 1287

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 561

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 882
Getting Our Shit Together Indian Style

How do you Eat, Drink, and Be Merry?

by various Green Living folks                         1000380 1748

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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10 Tips for buying an Outdoor Fireplace

by Stephen Morris                         1056 8924

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


Lose Your Lawn

by Stephen Morris                         1028 1595

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


Wake Up Skin and Hair with Refreshing Tea

by Janice Cox                         1000307 1563

Japanese research has shown tea to be effective against free radicals, which cause our bodies to age...


The Pond Guy: review of Landscaping Earth Ponds

by Stephen Morris                         9136 1543

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.


Humans Caught in Crossfire in the The War on Bugs

by A.C. Hutchinson                         1000205 1402

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...


Beyond Organic

by Kellie Gordon                         1000362 1147


Sweet Days Almost Upon Us

by Stephen Morris                         1023 1068

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


Permaculture for the Home Landscape

by Ron Dellapenna                         1000320 1063

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 1046

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


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Horse Power for Organic Farms

by Ken Laing                         9108 1043

Composting -- Natural Recycling!

by Kitty Bertlin                         1000203 968

How to Organize a Community Seed Swap

by Tabitha Alterman                         1000329 835

The Scoop on Poop

by Madeline Bodin                         1000210 771

The Economics of Garlic

by Stephen Morris                         1000369 750

Next year in the garden

by Stephen Morris                         9107 686

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by Linda Pinkham                         9151 675

Ten Simple Steps to Ecological Lawn Care

by Stephen Morris                         1032 661

Mowing Down Pollution

by Ed Smith                         1000332 659

Garlic Makes It Good

by Pat Crocker                         1000259 640

Not Yer Average Farmer

by Stephen Morris                         1058 612

The Scoop on Dirt

by Tamsyn Jones                         1000204 569

A Seedy Guy

by Stephen Morris                         1055 542

Landscaping for Wildlife

by Ron Dellapenna                         1000209 485

Leftover Straw Gets New Life

by Marcia Wood                         1000170 477

What’s a plant to do?

by Michael J. Caduto                         1000026 453

Enlightened Chick

by Kathleen Jarschke-Shultze                         1000189 442

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