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Seattle Solar Installation Q&A

Seattle Solar Installation Q&A | Urban Homesteading | Scoop.it
30 Min. Podcast & Article: We sat down with Amy from West Seattle Natural Energy to talk about Solar Electricity in Western Washington & Seattle.
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Douglas Bullock’s Fruit Tree Recommendations for Seattle

Douglas Bullock’s Fruit Tree Recommendations for Seattle | Urban Homesteading | Scoop.it
Douglas Bullock of the Bullock Brothers Permaculture Homestead shares the best fruit varieties for Seattle, Portland, and the rest of the Pacific Northwest.
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6 Reasons Why I Chose Clover as a Living Mulch

6 Reasons Why I Chose Clover as a Living Mulch | Urban Homesteading | Scoop.it

I seeded my raised beds with White Clover to act as a Fukuoka-style living mulch. Here are the 6 reasons I chose white clover...

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Chicken Coops - a gallery on Flickr

Chicken Coops - a gallery on Flickr | Urban Homesteading | Scoop.it

From the gallery creator: "These photos of chicken coops have tons of personality for a variety of reasons. I hope you find something you like to inspire you or maybe even to bring back some memories."

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How to Build a Raised Bed with Grass Sod Walls

How to Build a Raised Bed with Grass Sod Walls | Urban Homesteading | Scoop.it
Take a look at how we built our raised beds quickly, cheaply, and using only materials we had on hand (except the sod cutter, but a shovel would have worked, too)…...
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Amazon.com: Chicken Tractor: The Permaculture Guide to Happy Hens and Healthy Soil (9780962464867): Andy W Lee, Patricia L Foreman: Books

Book: "Chicken Tractor: The Permaculture Guide to Happy Hens and Healthy Soil"

 

A chicken tractor is a bottomless, portable pen that fits over your garden beds. Just set it wherever you need help in your garden. The chickens peck and scratch the soil to clean your beds, eat pest bugs and weed seeds. Best of all, they provide eggs and meat with that old-fashioned flavor. Chicken tractors have helped thousands of gardeners have better gardens and taken chickens out of factory farms and put them in the garden where they are your personal helpers.

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Plan the Perfect Homestead - Mother Earth News

Plan the Perfect Homestead - Mother Earth News | Urban Homesteading | Scoop.it

Ever since 1970, when MOTHER EARTH NEWS was founded, readers have been writing in with questions about homesteading and stories about their own experiences with rural living. We get calls and e-mails every week confirming that thousands of Americans still dream of going “back to the land” to learn to grow their own food, build their own homes, generate electricity from renewable sources and live a self-reliant lifestyle.

 

Often, people ask us “What should I do first? How can I learn what I need to know?” To answer these questions, we’ve gathered advice from people with decades of experience with different kinds of homestead living. Many of their suggestions are included in these pages.

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Garden History Matters: Who Made the First Gardens? A tough question!

Garden History Matters: Who Made the First Gardens? A tough question! | Urban Homesteading | Scoop.it

"...Egyptians, who dwelt in hot, arid and windy locations, designed gardens as an escape. Walled in to keep the elements out, a cool, shaded, well-watered space filled with garden kiosks, scented flowers, fruit laden trees and vine-clad pergolas."


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