Chaga Tea Recipe…And a Bit About Chaga “Mushroom”

chaga mushroom

Have you met chaga (Inonotus obliquus)? It’s a medicinal “mushroom,” although technically the part that we use is not a true mushroom. Chaga tea has been used for health maintenance and healing for millennia. It’s an amazing wild medicine that grows on certain kinds of birch trees, and happens to also have a pleasant taste. […]

The Only Compost Tea Recipe You’ll Ever Need


Compost tea has many benefits for the garden, and it’s fairly easy to make at home. As you may have noticed, there are literally dozens of recipes and just as many strong opinions about what’s the best compost tea recipe. Here, we’ll share the only compost tea recipe you’ll ever need: one that’s simple, effective, […]

How to Succeed With Online Learning

tiny house building online image of different devices

It’s one thing to sign up for an online course, and another to succeed with online learning. Here we’ll share some tips and ideas for increasing success and, ultimately, satisfaction with your online learning experience.  These days, you can learn almost anything online, from academic subjects, to trades, to skills for personal enrichment and development. […]

8 Tools Needed To Build a Tiny House

8 tools needed to build a tiny house

There are just eight tools needed to build a tiny house, and you can buy them all for under $500. In addition to these basics, there are other specialized tools that come in handy and can make things easier. Of course it’s important to learn proper and safe tool use, so that you can build […]

The Ultimate Guide to Watering a Garden

Overhead watering a garden with sprinklers

Water is life! Watering a garden is as essential as sunshine, seeds, and soil. Both too much and too little water can be harmful to plants, so striking a balance is key. No matter where you live, and what amount of rainfall you get, there are water-honoring strategies that will help you conserve and utilize […]