• Hot weather gardening

    Q. My family of four lives in Silverado Canyon & have had similar inspirations to live a more self-sufficient lifestyle.  I have to admit – we’ve only focused on food so far…


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  • Compost non-recyclable paper products

    Q. Is it better to burn non-recyclable paper products (tissues, used paper towel, etc.) or let them go to a landfill? A. We recommend people compost paper products that can’t…


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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…


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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…


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  • Top 5 things to save the environment

    Q. where do i begin???? i’m a gardening novice! have the space but feeling a little overwhelmed with it all. What would be the top 5 things you would…


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  • Partial shade vine

    Q. I am working to establish my own homestead here in Altadena.   My biggest motivation is a love for gardening and nature but more importantly to feed my daughter…


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  • ROADMAP TO SUSTAINABILITY

    Front yard in October, 66′ x 132′ urban, edible eden Bare Necessities…. the simple bare necessitiesI ‘ll stop before I have our readers, humming the catchy tune from Disney’s…


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  • Reed beds

    Q. I see on your web site you have information on how to construct a reed bed. I am building 2 family cottages in Co Donegal and intend…


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  • Interview with Jules Dervaes – motivation and success

    Q. What motivated your interest in your particular field? A. After I got married I began to consider how I could best provide for my family. I wanted to make…


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  • Container gardening soil

    Q. Would you please describe the planting medium you use for container vines and vegetables? A. For our soil medium, we use our own soil/compost from the chicken coop area….


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