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Composting is pure gold for gardening!

Composting is pure gold for gardening!
Host: Nick & Don “We Grow Ours

CompostingThis week on the We Grow Ours show, Nick and Mark Forman from 15,000 Farmers joining us to talk about composting. Mark tells us some good ways to get started and gets into some of the ways that composting has worked for him. We discuss why nothing organic should ever leave your home, but rather be put into that big pile of “Compost”! Compost is one of those things that make many people think of a big smelly pile of #$$%, yet in reality you can compost under your kitchen sink, in a small bucket or a large area, but no matter how you do it; it does not have to be a smelly proposition. Continue reading Composting is pure gold for gardening!

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Three Aspects of Sustainable Living!

The Three Aspects of Sustainable Living!
By Leslie Delong

While I’m a big fan of Southernprepper1 in recent videos (links listed below) I find we have disagreements on “The Three Aspects of Sustainable Living”

Heat:
Sustainable Bec-Touviere-RoketWhile SP1 and I both agree on using wood for a renewable heating source, I disagree with using the average wood stove. Lets face it, if everyone had to make the switch to wood now, we’d run out of forest within a few years. Though they have made great strides in making wood stoves more efficient, they pale in comparison to Rocket Mass Heaters. A Rocket Mass Heater is over 75% efficient. Meaning that if you use 8 cords of wood to heat your home in winter with the average wood stove, you can cut it down to just over 2 cords for the whole winter. Rocket Mass Heaters also burn wood almost completely, leaving no smoke or smell (after the first minute of start up) just carbon dioxide. These two main reasons alone make it worth the investment. However, the Rocket Mass Heater is also extremely cheap and easy to build. Continue reading Three Aspects of Sustainable Living!

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Urban Environment Gardening

Urban Environment Gardening
Host: Mike The Gardener

Urban Environment Mike The Gardener 400x3003-27 IMG_17Join us in the Chat Room Thursday 7:00pm/Est. 6:00pm/Ct. In this episode of “Mike The Gardener” as Mike talks with Holly Baird of the Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener. Mike and Holly discuss gardening in an urban environment.

Holly will fill you in on some great information if you are limited on space, if sunlight is scarce and touch on some of the plant diseases you may have to face and some tips to overcome them. Continue reading Urban Environment Gardening

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Fall & Winter Gardening, food & medicine

Fall & Winter Gardening, food & medicine!
Host: Sam Coffman

winterDepending on where you live in the USA, the time is upon us (and even a little past) for planting fall gardens. Sam Coffman talks through a myriad of subjects regarding growing our own food. Do you know how to properly prepare your garden soil? How about water? What if your supply of water was cut off? Would you still be able to keep your garden watered?

On The Human Path Sam steps through several water conservation methods in gardening, and then covers another very important topic: Composting. There are many ways to get your garden soil to the point it needs to be, to grow abundant food and water. Vermiculture, black soldier fly larvae and other insect life in the garden can be essential to keeping the soil fit.

WinterWhat are a few common tips for keeping the plant predators (insect and animal herbivory) at bay? How well to rabbits and chickens fit into the mix of a healthy garden and why? And what about folks who have no place to grow food? Is it possible to grow enough to live on using vertical gardening in the middle of the city?

Sam talks about some of his own experiences with flat vs. forest gardening and some of the positives and negatives behind both of those concepts, as well as what a forest garden is. Finally, heirloom vs. hybrid seeds, seed preparation, plant choices and guerilla gardening are topics for everyone, but especially those living in urban areas as another way to grow abundant food with less effort.

The end goal is to learn to work within the cycles and ecosystems you live in, in a manner that gives you the most return for the least amount of effort and time if possible.

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Gardening, Composting and much more!

On this episode of Prepping With GoatHollow gardening and composting are the main topics of discussion. From tilling to weeding many aspects of gardening was discussed with great input from callers and those in the chat room. Listen to this show in player below!
Doug, also know as Goat hollow on Youtube, says that he’s been “Prepping” for most of his life.  He caught the sustainability bug in the mid 1970′s with his first “Mother Earth News” subscription, and it just stuck.
Always with great prepping ideas, great guests, and great conversations… He says his philosophy is to share, and learn.   Join him every Wednesday, at 8:00 p.m. central time.

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