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How To Grow Gourmet Mushrooms In Your Backyard

In Sustainability by Anthony B. RodriguezLeave a Comment

Edible Mushrooms have been sought after by gourmet chefs for some of the worlds tastiest dishes. During the right season mushroom hunters flock towards the forests in search of some of the worlds most delicious wild edible mushrooms. But there are a good number of mushrooms that can be cultivated at home in your house or in your backyard, which …

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How to Build a Rainwater Collection System

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Collecting rainwater can be a fun and sustainable task that can be made with a simple system using plastic drum barrels, PVC tubing, and friends. Your garden can take up much water during the dry summer months, not to mention the unwanted chemicals in the tap water, like chlorine, which kills the soil. But why use that when water falls …

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How to Grow Your Own Food on a Patio or Roof

In Food Justice by Jesse Soberal2 Comments

Many people think that you can only grow food in the ground but it very possible to grow food anywhere like a patio or roof. I’ve been growing food on my roof for over 4 years now and have had tremendous success without any previous gardening experience. If done correctly you can produce a whole lot of food on your …

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Starting an Organic Garden

In Empowerment, Environment, Sustainability by Joan Shields, RN4 Comments

STEPS TO PLANNING AN ORGANIC GARDEN: LOCATION: The first step in planning an organic garden is to look for a sunny spot. Monitor the amount of sunshine the spot receives each day. Six to ten 10 hours of sunshine per day makes for ideal growing conditions. SOIL: Prepare the garden spot with a composted soil made from discarded kitchen scraps, …