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Urban permaculture gardening with Michael and Julia Guerra.

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Weed-Whacking Goats

Weed-Whacking Goats

NPR news says…

“The peace of an otherwise quiet summer weekend is often muddled by the sound of lawn mowers and leaf blowers. In Los Angeles’ business district, an old-fashioned method of ground control provides an alternative soundtrack — the munching of goats.

In a steep hillside city park on Bunker Hill, right next to the world’s shortest railway, 120 goats are about to be deployed. “Oh my gosh, they’re so cute,” Nate Giddings says as he makes his way to work in a nearby skyscraper…”

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StrongBuild Home Vegie Structure

StrongBuild Home Vegie Structure

StrongBuild vegie structure

StrongBuild vegie structure

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[Happyearth.com.au]

See http://www.happyearth.com.au for more info.

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Soil Management

Soil Management

“This publication covers basic soil properties and management steps toward building and maintaining healthy soils. Part I deals with basic soil principles and provides an understanding of living soils and how they work. In this section you will find answers to why soil organisms and organic matter are important. Part II covers management steps to build soil quality on your farm. The last section looks at farmers who have successfully built up their soil. The publication concludes with a large resource section of other available information…”

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“Fully illustrated, step-by-step guide to building a top bar hive, using simple tools and only basic woodworking skills. Top bar beekeeping is becoming popular with homesteaders and backyarders due to its simplicity and ease of management. Very little is needed except a hive and this guide will help you build one…”

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