D.I.Y. Fridays – Build Your Own Worm Bin

Building a worm bin is simple, a great starter do it yourself project for a homestead, whether rural or urban. Vermicomposting requires very little work to produce rich, natural fertilizer for your gardens and process your food waste. Check out how on our D.I.Y. Friday column.

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D.I.Y. Fridays – Preserving the Harvest: Homemade Salted Herbs

Follow these simple instructions to preserve herbs harvested fresh from your own garden or from your local farmers market.

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D.I.Y. Fridays – Homemade Incense with Upcycled Orange Peels

by Nicole Wines NOTE: I learned this simple D.I.Y. from my co-director Francisco and his family, and I am sharing it with you.  Please pass it along, by sharing this post and simple instructions, and making this homemade incense to … Continue reading

Getting to Know the Bees-Raíces Apiculture Resource Update 2/17/14

by Nicole Wines The Raíces Apiculture Initiative has been launched and we are gearing up for the spring season.  We have been hard at work acquiring equipment, building beehives, educating ourselves, getting the word out, communicating with the people who … Continue reading

Seed, it’s What We Are

by Francisco G. Gómez Do we ever stop to think about what we really are? No, I’m not talking about your identity or your cultural background; or anything else for that matter, other than what is it that first made … Continue reading

Of Gurus and Harvests

It took only two short years to make a Pachamama believer out of me. Not being one to seek out sages, gurus or other learned individuals who seem to be in abundance today, a very young person who sought learning … Continue reading