Soil and Water Testing

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Soil and water are two foundational elements of gardening, farming, homesteading, permaculture…and life on Earth. But soil and water are not homogenous materials. In fact, they’ve got myriad different qualities around the globe and even around one garden or homestead. When you’re starting out, it’s pretty easy to test your soil and water to get […]

3 Tips for Avoiding a Debt Trap when Buying Land

Do you dream of owning your own land and creating an oasis of sustainability, beauty, and productivity? Most of us do who are interested in permaculture, gardening, natural building, and earthskills. Indeed, ownership can provide a sense of security and rootedness, so we can really dive into our dreams and visions. However, buying land is […]

How to Make Money Living off the Land

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There are lots of ways to make money while living off the land. They range from relatively passive, to highly intensive. Some involve bringing people to your land, while others involve bringing the fruits of your land to where people are who want them. As you consider these options, think about what you enjoy spending […]

How to Weed a Garden

Weeding the garden is nobody’s favorite task, but it needs to happen in order to reap an abundant harvest. That’s why learning how to weed a garden efficiently and effectively is especially important. Choosing the right weeding tools is key. We’ll highlight a few of our favorites below. Additionally, weeding in a timely way, before […]