Homesteading

Build your own DIY solar dehydrator! 1 piece of plywood, 10 food grade screens plus a bunch of salvaged materials was formed into a solar dehydrator on wheels. When the summer harvest is providing, Jasper Snow Rosen and John Muirhead …

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From the outset its name sparked my curiosity, Freedom Cove. How can we be free and yet still have a sense of security, shelter and protection in modern society? Adventuring off to Cypress Bay, just north of Tofino B.C, we set out to explore how two artists keep afloat in a sinking economy.

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If you were an early American colonist and Jamestown farmer in the 1600’s, you would have been required by law to grow hemp simply because the world was being commanded by large fleets of ships, and those ships needed hemp rope and sails. Thomas Jefferson, the author of our Declaration of Independence was a hemp farmer, the document itself was written on hemp paper, and so was the U.S. Constitution.

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How to keep chickens. Chicken house design with composting chickens. Learn how to keep happy healthy hens and chickens in your backyard. This video presents, in detail, the idea of deep bedding under chickens. The hens turn the compost and produce amazing fertility and even better eggs. We have been using this system at Atitlan Organics for many years and always have happy healthy hens and ridiculously amazing huevos!

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Screen Printed Over Grow The System patch by artist Bubzee . Printed on re claimed fabrics.

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I live on five acres in the magic Skagit Valley at the entrance of the North Cascades National Park wilderness in Washington state, together with my husband Steve and our three children.  We raise dairy goats, pigs, meat chickens, layer hens, ducks, and a dog and cat (but we won’t eat them).  We grow a huge organic vegetable garden and a good size orchard with many different fruits and berries.   

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At 80 years old, Lloyd Kahn is an icon of alternative housing. In the seventies he was a poster child of the geodesic dome (he published Domebook One and Two and he and his dome home were featured in Life magazine).

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