Grow your own food and herbs with the best natural and organic gardening tips.

Gardening Tips For Instant Curb Appeal

Add instant visual interest to your home by implementing one of these four lovely garden ideas!

Easiest Medicinal Herbs to Grow

Use this guide to grow and use medicinal plants such as echinacea, tulsi and chamomile.


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Create an Outdoor Room
Transform your backyard into a place for your family to thrive in nature.

Keep Garden Weeds Under Control 
Embrace weeding as the caretaking your garden needs to thrive.

How and When to Harvest your Garden
Knowing when to harvest helps guarantee the most flavorful and nutritious homegrown veggies and fruits.

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The traps, snares and pathguards detailed in this book can be constructed out of the most basic materials, keeping your expenses down and your net profits up. Throughout the text there are detailed diagrams including close-ups and labels for all trap settings. There are instructions on pest snares, large animal snares and transplant traps, plus camp alarms that alert you to intruders and deadly pathguards that could save your life.



If you are raising chickens, turkeys or other poultry for meat and lack easy access to a humane, local slaughterhouse, this guide shows you how to put together a slaughtering and processing unit that will accommodate any type of poultry and can be moved from farm to farm. These units can be funded, built and used by a community of small farmers, or you can develop one by yourself and use it as part of a business. The Mobile Poultry Slaughterhouse covers the mechanics of constructing the unit, government regulations, the permitting process, sanitation, safety, and much more.



With just a quarter acre of land, you can feed a family of four with fresh, organic food year-round. This comprehensive guide to self-sufficiency gives you all the information you need to grow and preserve a variety of vegetables, fruits, herbs, nuts and grains; raise chickens for eggs and meat; raise cows, sheep and goats for meat or milk; raise pigs and rabbits; and keep honeybees. Simple instructions make it easy to enjoy canned, frozen, dried and pickled produce all winter; use your own grains to make bread, pasta and beer; turn fresh milk into delicious homemade yogurt, butter and cheese; make your own wine, cordials and herbal teas; and much, much more. It truly is possible to eat entirely from your backyard.

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