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Hydroponics System: Grow Healthy Food Year Around

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​​​​​What is a Hydroponic System?A hydroponics system is a group of plants that are set in a water based solution. This method does not use any dirt to secure the plants. Instead, peat moss, rockwool, perlite, or clay pellets are used. This approach allows the plants to have constant access to their nutrients and oxygen […]

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Aquaponics: A Method For Food Independence Or Survival

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​​​​Five Reasons to Enjoy Aquaponics GardeningAn aquaponic system is an answer to the food shortage across the world. Aquaponics is an amazing design capable of producing fish and vegetables in a very small area. It combines hydroponics, best known as a method of growing plants without soil, with the agricultural technique of aquaculture, or raising […]

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Aeroponics: Small Space, Big Yields

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Are you looking for big crop yields from small or limited space? Aeroponics is one answer.​Aeroponics, in a nutshell is…​Is a method of urban farming in which plants or crops are grown in an air or mist environment without using soil or another traditional medium. This differs from hydroponics, which uses a liquid nutrient solution as […]

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Urban or Suburban Organic Farming

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​What is Organic Farming? The USDA defines organic agriculture as “a production system that is managed to respond to site-specific conditions by integrating cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity.”​Huh? While not everyone agrees on an accepted definition it can be roughly interpreted to mean Using nature […]

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Why Urban Homesteading Is Part Of The Urban Future + 10 Tips To Get Started

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“​A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”​Chinese Proverb ​​​​​Urban homesteading means different things to different people. It might focus on several unique issues: services by local, state, and federal agencies in the United States which try to assist folks back into urban houses, squatting, […]

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Suburban Homesteading: 7 Steps For An Off Grid Home in the City

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“​​The Homesteaders, including my grandparents who left behind almost nothing, and arrived in Montana with nothing but the clothes on their back, high hopes, ​and dreaming of the future.”​Brian Switzer ​Just because you live in a suburban setting, doesn’t mean you can’t experience ​Suburban Homesteading. This allows you to have an off grid home, despite […]

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Living Off the Grid Does Not Have To Mean Moving To a Remote Location

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Summary: Living off the grid Living off the grid doesn’t have to mean moving to some remote location. You’ve probably heard people talking about it and wondered exactly what that meant. There are a lot of people who want to change their lifestyle and live off the grid these days. It is a chance to live […]

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