• Potatoes

    Q. When planting potatoes, would you recommend buying from a seed supplier like seeds of change vs. just cutting up a potato bought at the farmers market? Thanks, Donna M. Sider, RN, CRC A. Last year we bought some organic red and yellow potatoes from the health food store and they grew quite well. Here’s […]

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  • Seed sources

    Q. I’ve toured your place and appreciate all you’re about. Could you kindly direct me to your best sources for seeds, young plants that grow well in our region? For example, I’m eager to try rhubarb, potatoes for the first time. . . Our Simplicity group is interested in a tour at your convenience and […]

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  • Other parts of the world?

    Q. I found your site by chance and got very interested, but are you active also in other places over the world? I am currently living in Israel…… Thinking of maybe moving to Europe. Thank you in advance for your response, Johanna A. We are just a family of four living in a city on […]

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  • Dwarf goats

    Q. I love reading your journal online, very inspirational! Anyways the link and mention about goats was exciting to me. I wonder if you can have them in the suburbs? We live near Portland, OR and we can have chickens but I wonder about little goats. I wouldn’t see why not when someone nearby has […]

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  • Shelf life of used kitchen oils?

    Q. This is a great site and I have throughly enjoyed it. The process seems very workable for me. One question though, how long can you hold used kitchen oils before processing them using your systems? What is the shelf life of used grease? Thanks Jerry Houston, Tx A. If using the oil for eating […]

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  • Internship

    My name is Ricardo I am studying Agroecology engineering in Chapingo University in Mexico. As I was doing a research on alternative building I found your incredible website, which really inspires anyone who sees it! I live in Mexico City and I cannot imagine how powerful a place like this would be! Next summer I […]

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  • Washing biodiesel

    Q. My name is Saeid who talked to you on the phone on Monday(11:26). Like I said on the phone I am doing engineering in Mcmaster University and we have project which is about biodiesel. I was searching on the internet and I saw your website; and I was wondering if you can help me […]

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  • Biodiesel

    Q. I live in Long Beach, and I have 2 diesel cars. I desperately want to convert to bio-diesel, but I am not sure what the best way is to go. I was told that you all have bio-diesel, so I thought I would ask. Is getting a processing machine best, or are there local […]

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  • Self-watering container

    Q. Dear PTF, Love your website… it most certainly inspired me. I have a question about your self-watering containers. I have made a couple using your instructions obtained from the website, but how do you support the tomato’s at they grow? Also, the pictures of your self-watering containers, are they the same design as your […]

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  • Math lesson

    Q. Hi, Dervaes family! I read the Natural Home & Garden article on your place, then visited your website. You are extremely inspirational! I’ve always been interested in sustainable living, but never had the guts to really go for it, given that purchasing 20 acres wasn’t in the budget and keeping a milk cow isn’t […]

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