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Paul Wheaton - richsoil.com |
Friday, 17th July 2015

Stinging nettles are often thought of as a weed, but they have many health and nutritious benefits as well as being easy to grow or forage.

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Steve Golemboski-Byrne |
Tuesday, 14th July 2015

When we built our timber framed classroom last year, one of the concerns was how best to heat it.

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Chris Hope |
Wednesday, 24th June 2015

Ground ivy is such a beautiful and useful herb, often overlooked. Even with its gorgeous flowers, this plant produces mixed feelings from gardeners, for sometimes taking over where it's not wanted.

But hopefully...

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Lisbeth Larose |
Monday, 22nd June 2015

It’s no secret that technology changes the way we live each day. Good news is it simplifies our lives so much, one could say we hold the world in our pockets.

I am a keen gardener and have been testing out a range off...

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Oscar Cifuentes |
Saturday, 13th June 2015

Many things froms our daily lives can be upcycled into something useful. I have found a way to reuse plastic bottles. I have found this method is great for growing on stem cuts as they will stay moist and when the water...

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Chris Baldwin |
Thursday, 11th June 2015

Over the last couple of years we’ve been renovating our cottage using as many simple and permaculture informed solutions as possible.

We have been repairing doors and windows - and to date, have not had to replace any...

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Tim Vierhout |
Wednesday, 10th June 2015

I have a wooden chalet and thought it would look nice to have my own outdoor bar at one side and have the BBQ on the other.

This project was not completed in one weekend; it took a while to collect all the bottles as I...

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Omick |
Tuesday, 28th April 2015

Urine separation is an integral component of the Barrel Composting Toilet System. The recommended system for urine diversion is described below. The system consists of two basic assemblies: a urine diverter built into each...