Nature Guided Homesteading Homesteading used to be about settling the land. I don’t believe that the land can ever be truly “settled,” there will always be wild nature at work in it, and that is a good thing. However, homesteading can help us settle ourselves. Living close to the land, raising our own food – […]
Keeping Track Of What You Plant In Your Garden A few years ago I excitedly planted several varieties of snap beans and dry beans in the same section of the garden. At the time of planting, I marked the different varieties with wooden markers, so I didn’t think I’d have any problem knowing which was […]
Natural Wisdom for Thriving on the Land and In the Home Feel better where you live Whether you are living the homesteading life or only dreaming of doing so, your home has a huge impact on how you feel. Clean air, a low-EMF environment, and harmonious light, color & arrangements will make you feel best. […]
When most people think about bad smells they think about potty smells and body odors. That’s probably because these things embarrass us culturally. But when indoors today, we are more likely to be assaulted by a different type of offensive odor – that created by chemicals.
We, the gluten intolerant and celiac-afflicted really miss the taste and texture of wheat bread. Yes, there are substitutes, but once you make your way around the gluten-free bread section of the grocery store you will notice a few things:
Most of us have probably heard that fermented foods are healthy for us, increasing the biodiversity in our microbiomes. Fermentation is also an exciting way to see nature at work – seeing an inert mixture develop bubbles and start to smell heavenly is a fun science lesson and provides a tasty cooking ingredient.
I will update this space when new events are on the schedule! Please check back! PREVIOUS EVENTS APRIL 2018 Fermenting With Starts: Milk Kefir, Kombucha & Sourdough Learn how to use starts to make your own fermented milk kefir, kombucha, and sourdough bread. Participants will learn the techniques for using and caring for each […]
Opportunities to Connect to Nature in your Garden Your outdoor space, no matter how large or small, provides an opportunity to grow your own food, herbs, flowers, and medicinal plants. It is also an opportunity to create a wildlife habitat of your very own, one where the smallest creatures can find a welcoming abode. These […]
What is Building Biology (Baubiologie)? Building Biology (aka, Baubiologie) is a type of building science which scrutinizes the built environment (home or workplace) for hazards, stressors, and toxins. A building biologist makes an evaluation to determine if the space has any possible health risks or irritants and offers guidance on remedies. These conditions can be […]
The Craving For Homesteading I started gardening when I was in high school, working at a local nursery. Thanks to this experience I discovered that I was smitten with herbs, moments of solitude among the plants, and doing active work. At graduation, my path took me away from gardening and into the city – first […]
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