The Volcano Stove – Something for Everyday Use

The volcano stove is a revolutionary stove that can be used in more than one way. Such multi-functionality makes it a great tool. Although, traditionally embraced by by campers, you have nothing to lose by incorporating its use in at home, especially in a household that strives to be more … Read more

How to Grow Catnip

Catnip affects both humans and cats, although quite differently. As you probably know, your little feline pet probably goes a little crazy when exposed to catnip, and is specifically reacting to the oils found within the plant. This same oil also has medicinal properties that can help humans with a … Read more

How to Grow Edible Mushrooms

The road to self sustainability starts with you and the creation of your own garden flourishing with fruits and vegetables. Growing edible mushrooms are a great addition to your vegetable garden or, if you are just starting, it can be one of your first projects. Grow Edible Mushrooms The first … Read more

Lack of Water in Somalia- Drought Is Just One Problem

Africa is generally known as a continent stricken by a poor economical climate despite being rich with natural resources. Food shortages occur on a regular basis and many people rely on the help offered by the United Nations, multi-nationals, and NGOs. Somalia is one of the countries in Africa severely … Read more

Raised Garden Beds: A Green Solution to Blighted Properties

Whether rural, urban, or suburban, abandoned properties are blight to communities. One way to turn these eyesores into a community asset is by transforming these areas into community gardens. Abandoned tennis courts, empty residential lots, abandoned gravel parking areas are ideal candidates to rekindle as community gardens. Not all properties … Read more

The Benefits Of An Aquaponic Farm

Aquaponics is defined as “the integration of aquaculture (the raising of marine animals, such as fish) with hydroponics; the waste products from the fish are treated and then used to fertilize hydroponically growing plants”. Aquaponic Farm Simply put, aquaponics is a recycling system, it mimics the natural system of our … Read more

Pruning Tomatoes – What You Should Know

Once you have your tomatoes in your garden it’s best to know how to prune them correctly. Pruning a tomato plant can increase your fruit size and help lessen the chance your plants will catch a disease. Pruning Tomatoes There are two main types of tomato plants. Determinate plants are … Read more

Flowers You Can Eat

There’s basil, rosemary, thyme, coriander, parsley the list goes on of the herbs great for seasoning dishes. But there’s a whole other world of pretty petaled plants ready for you to devour. Flowers You Can Eat First things first, before we go into specific examples with names and recipe ideas … Read more

Fish Farming Techniques

Fish farming may be a way to reduce harmful impacts on aquatic ecosystems that occur during large-scale fishing operations. Fish Farming But fish farming also has its own drawbacks. Home-scale fish-farming techniques have been honed and non-carnivorous fish, such as tilapia, are rapidly becoming a popular choice for fish farmers. … Read more

Aquaponics Systems for Fresh Food

Fish farming and fruit and vegetable farming do not at first glance appear to be natural bedfellows. Sure, you can do one, you could even do both if you had the time, but to combine them into one joined-up system, surely that’s nonsense? Maybe not – The relatively new science … Read more

How to Raise Chickens to Lay Eggs

Many concerned citizens are looking for ways to reduce household costs and that are also less destructive to the environment in which they call home. Raising chickens to lay eggs is a wonderful way to get organic eggs that are cheaper and tastier than those trucked in to the supermarket. … Read more

Upcycled Clothing for Your Own Eco Fashions

Upcycled clothing might sound like some ridiculous new fashion trend, but it is simply put the recycling up your old, out-dated clothing. If you are creative and pretty good with a needle, this is most definitely for you. With upcycled clothing you either revamp an old jean by adding something … Read more

Shrimp and Prawn Farming Needs to Return to Sustainable Models

Raising prawns is a form of aquaculture where freshwater or saltwater prawn or shrimp are kept in controlled environments. A low-intensive method was practiced in southeast Asia until highly intensive models took hold in the boom years of the industry in the 1980′s and 90′s. This has had far-reaching impacts … Read more

Vertical Gardening for Apartment Dwellers

Land for gardening is often difficult to come by, especially for apartment dwellers. But if you are lucky enough to have even a small outdoor space, such as a patio or balcony, you can optimize your gardening capacity by utilizing the concepts of vertical gardening. A Guide to Vertical Gardening … Read more

How Many Eggs Does a Chicken Lay?

How many eggs a chicken eggs depends on the type of chicken among other factors, including climate. A mature laying hen will produce an egg about every other day. Three laying hens will give you an average of two eggs a day. Leghorns, Plymouth Rock, Red Star, Light Sussex and … Read more