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Dealing With Wildlife, The Permaculture Way

Dealing with wildlife is a necessary task even for urban homesteaders. Because in a city, at the very least, there are squirrels and pigeons who might like to snack on your garden. And for suburban and more rural properties, there …

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What is Permaculture? Permaculture Basics – Part 1

So you may have heard about permaculture¬†design somewhere, either from a news article, or a gardening or sustainability site. You may have heard that it’s like organic gardening but better, or partnering with nature, or sustainable farming. But what is …

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Growing Plants & Fish: Backyard Aquaponics Basics

I’ve always liked keeping aquarium fish, even as a kid. I strongly preferred using live plants instead of plastic ones, and arranging the tank elements so that it looks more natural. Fishing was an activity we usually did while camping, …