Food Forest Layers and Why They are Important

Food forests are designed to mimic the structure of a natural forest to grow food very efficiently. That structure is composed of a set of layers, each with its own unique role in the forest system. Food forest layers allow you to fully utilize all potential growing space in a similar way that a natural […]

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How to Approach Watering as a Wild Homesteader

Approaching watering as a wild homesteader is a bit different than what’s normally recommended in gardening magazines or websites. As a wild homesteader, you’re always trying to work with nature to accomplish your goals. Never is that more important than when you’re working with this increasingly precious life giving resource, water. Here’s how to approach watering […]

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How to Build a Hugelkultur Bed

Do you want to build a hugelkultur bed but don’t know where to start? This post is part of a series of posts on hugelkultur beds and how to get started. If you’re ready to build your own hugelkultur bed and just need a step-by-step guide, then this is the post for you.

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How to Get Started with Sheet Mulching

Are you looking for a way to get rid of grass or aggressive weeds on your homestead? Have you heard the term sheet mulching and not known what it is? Or you are wondering how to best use this technique on your own homestead? If so, keep reading so you can get started with sheet […]

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5 Hugelkultur Variations and What You Need to Know

If you search the web for hugelkultur beds, you’ll find lots of different approaches. If you compare two images, they often look so different it’s hard to believe you’re looking at two pictures of the same thing. Everyone seems to have their own way of building hugelkultur beds. But how do you know which hugelkultur […]

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