• Rat control

    Q. I was wondering if you might have some advice. Do you have a rat problem and if so, how do you deal with it?  I get those kangaroo rats and some other kind and they invade everything and eat insulation off the wires in my motorhome out there. I hate to kill anything, and […]

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  • Goats in the garden

    Q. I’m simultaneously designing and living in my moving-toward-sustainable homestead, which has a long way to go. My question is, on your site you say that you let the goats out in the afternoon… and maybe other animals, too.  That they enjoy the tender green treats that have been dropped on your mulched paths. But […]

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  • Preparing for self-sufficiency

    Q. I would like to ask what kind of preparations I should be undertaking for self-sufficiency. My home country is Finland, which I believe is much better prepared for energy problems than many other countries but it never hurts to prepare. This is my basic situation. Approximately 3-4 hectares of land. Some of it is […]

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  • Gardening in an apartment

    Q. Do you have brochures on how to start producing vegetables and fruits on a garden?? Can something be done if you live in a apartment? A. Information about growing vegetables and fruits in a garden may be found in our daily journal, where we write about what we are planting at different times of […]

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  • Market gardening link

    Q. Thank you for your work. I intend to move to the Atlanta area and would like to develop an urban farm to supplement my income. I am particularly interested in fruit trees and herbs. Can you give me advice on the best fruits and herbs to grow and how to market them? khalil A. […]

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  • Pedal-powered systems

    Q.I love your project. I’m very keen on creating cycle-powered systems – do you know of any projects in the UK that could help me acquire the necessary skills in cycle-powered systems, or just ‘Appropriate Technology/Technologies’ in general? Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks, and keep up the good work! Ben A.Unfortunately, I am […]

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  • Freecycle

    Q. Have you had any dealings with setting up a free store? I own a second house in a small Kansas town that might benefit from some freecyling and I was wondering if you had any suggestions. A. Information about setting up a freecycling group can be found at http://freecycle.org/ Click “Start a Group.”  There’s […]

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  • Motivation behind PTF

    Q. Thank you very much for your informative website, I haven’t had a chance to look at the new version but I am sure I will learn a lot from it. I don’t think that collectively there is enough info out there for people who are trying to change their urban and suburban lifestyle to […]

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  • Asphalt paving in landscaping

    Q. What a marvelous Website. I found it while attempting to discover if anyone had ever used old broken up asphalt paving as a garden path or patio. I have found some at a roadside dumping, and as it is attractive and lighter to pick up than broken concrete, I thought of recycling it. But, […]

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  • Family’s story; vegetarian diet

    Q. Thank you for the website and all the free information. It is a blessing to those of us who are currently suffering from under/unemployment. Also, thank you for being vegetarian! I have two questions. 1. Why did you leave Florida and do you plan on ever returning? A north-central location on a high ridge […]

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