We harvested sugarcane from our garden and pressed it into a delicious sugar juice! When we make our own ingredients and have a mindful relationship
Bug hotels are a beautiful and advantageous addition to any garden, especially those that are organic or don't use pesticides. These hotels provide a cozy
Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and what goes onto your body also goes into your body. Making your own deodorant is
Microgreens are the sprouts of plants like beets, peas, and sunflowers. They contain eight times the amount of nutrients that adult plants do, and are
In Hawaii an Ahupua’a was a division of land often from mountain top to the beach. Within this ahupua’a a regenerative community was formed.
Please enjoy this interview about permaculture, sustainable living, connecting to ourselves, community, nature and the interconnection of all things with my amazing teacher and friend
Why do we use plastic? Plastic is cheap, convenient, and easy to make. It’s in our clothes. Our cars. Our homes. It’s a useful substance.
What is Permaculture? Definition: A design science that imitates nature to create abundance systems.. Essentially, it’s being conscious of the use of your resources; food,
Among the many comforts we rely on in our daily life, water is one of the few that we cannot do without. And yet,
Fermentation is a process used to produce many foods such as bread and cheese; and pleasurable delights, including beer, chocolate, coffee and yogurt. Cultures around
Terry and Tia Meer are featured in the January 2009 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine. Entitled "Back to Basics," Tia and Terry discuss "voluntary
Tulsi is such an amazing friend in the garden. 1. It is used as an antiseptic, antiviral and antibiotic. 2. It is used in cough
Stinging Nettles is a common plant that has been used medicinally throughout history. Caesar’s Roman troops are thought to have brought nettle from England and
Gotu kola stimulates the central nervous system, aids in the elimination of fluids, shrinks tissues, decreasess fatigue and depression and can also stimulate sexual appetite.
Chanterelles have a meaty texture, with a mildly peppery taste and smell a little of apricots or peaches when freshly gathered. They grow under not
Kombucha Tea From: Wild Fermentation by Sandor Katz Timeframe: 7-10 days Ingredients (for about 1 quarts/1 liter): 1 quart/liter water 1/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon
Iboza Riparia Very bushy and dense aromatic shrub up to 3 m in height. It is slightly succulent and has an irregular branch pattern. The
Plantain is edible and medicinal, the young leaves are edible raw in salad or cooked as a pot herb, they are very rich in vitamin
Lion's Tail, also know as Motherwort, belongs to the mint family of plants. Wild Dagga is smoked or made into a medicinal tea by the
Olive leaf (Olea europaea) was first used medicinally in Ancient Egypt. It is gaining recognition as a powerful defender against sickness and numerous scientific studies
Want to know how to save 1700 gallons of water a year? Install a faucet aerator! Aerators help faucets regulate flow, and some help maintain
This is a must see if your ever in New Mexico. An earthship house is made up of rammed earth and tires. The tires are
If you are a gardener or farmer, or have a pond or stream on your property, ducks can be valuable allies in natural pest control.
Yes, that flying toaster screensaver is still entertaining, but it’s zapping a lot of energy. Set your computer to go to sleep instead of using
Community gardens allow families and individuals, without land of their own, the opportunity to produce food. Oftentimes gardeners take advantage of the experiential knowledge of