Can you boost your health farming organic foods? Absolutely! In fact simple steps to a healthier life start in your own backyard. Reaping the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle relies on good nutrition, the only reliable source of which is produce that is both organic and minerally balanced. Here we look at why… Proper functioning of the chemistry of life in all living … [Read more...] about How to Boost Your Health Farming Organic Foods: Simple Steps to a Healthier Life
Tip no.6: Sell Seeds for Cash If you grow any unique or different types of flowers, fruits, or vegetables, consider selling the seeds. Many people feel bound by what commercial 'home garden' seed companies provide, but there is so much more available. This has seen an increase in recent times with the worry about crops grown using genetically modified or GM seeds. … [Read more...] about Sell Seeds for Cash
Tip No.6: Grow gourmet or medicinal mushrooms. There are many different ways you can get mushrooms growing where you live, and which method works best for you will depend on various factors, as with growing anything… your time, space, budget, climate and so on. BUT as we all know; mushrooms will find a way. Nearly always. So, it’s just a matter of figuring out what … [Read more...] about Growing Mushrooms for Profit on Your Small Farm
Tip no.5: Drying excess fruit using a solar drier/oven, make good money. Yes, that is right. Did you know there is a demand for organic dried fruit for health food shops, walkers, campers, mountain climbers bike riders etc. The uses are endless. There is dried fruit out there on the market but usually not organic, and being mass produced, you don’t know the quality or … [Read more...] about Make Your Own Solar Drier and Make Extra Money
Tip No.4: How to Make a Steady Income From Snail Farming Snail farming (also known as heliciculture) is another lucrative business that is steadily growing as the commodity is in high demand across the country and beyond all thanks to the nutritious value the gastropod carry. Snail farming is not a new concept in the agribusiness. Humans consume snail meat … [Read more...] about How To Make a Steady Income From Snail Farming
Tip No.3: Growing Lavender for the Markets Smaller organic farms can grow lavender, adding it to their farmers' market offerings, CSA boxes or organic flower arrangements. Lavender can also be dried, used in recipes and alcohol, used to make personal care products and used to make goodies like infused chocolates, sleep pillows, and organic baby toys. Lavender … [Read more...] about How Much Money Can a Lavender Business Make – Check This Out!
Tip No.2: Worm Farming for Profit Worm farming is ideal for the whole family, including children of any age. .It is fun, it does not cost much to set up and the demand for worms is growing every day. You can buy worms from a garden centre, they are expensive, but usually the only place you can buy them. Worm farmers are hard to find, and when they get into … [Read more...] about How to Start a Worm Farm or Worm Composter and Earn a Steady Income – FIND OUT HERE!
Tip no. 1: Grow and sell whatever you already have. It's hard for small farmers to compete with larger commercial enterprises when offering products to the market. But sometimes there are niche products that are in demand and un-catered for by larger farmers and you quite often you have them in your own back yard. For example, on our own property, we have one large old … [Read more...] about 7 Ways To Make Money From Your Small Farm – LEARN HERE!
“Health is Wealth.” We can almost hear this cliché wherever we go and especially from people who are very conscious about their health and wellness. It’s actually true. In this time and place we’re living in, it sure is important that we need to keep our bodies and minds healthy to the best of our ability. What should we do in order to keep fit and healthy? … [Read more...] about Keeping Your Chickens Organic and Healthy: Build Your Own Chicken Coop
Woodworking guide and woodworking tool selection: To start, the best woodworking tools for your woodworking jobs depends on your situation. Before investing in the best woodworking tools you can afford, you first need to have clearly marked out your niche. And unless you're very experienced, a good woodworking guide is recommended so you know the exact requirements for your … [Read more...] about Woodworking Guide and Woodworking Tool Selection
Many apple cider vinegar cures have now been documented by scientific studies. Confirming what your Granny has known since Adam was a boy, proven apple cider vinegar benefits (with links to relevant research articles) include: Protection against heart attack by reducing cholesterol by 13% and lowering blood pressure. Alleviating diabetes by lowering blood sugar by … [Read more...] about Apple Cider Vinegar
by Alex (Jamaica) Hi how are you. Is it better to use a 24volt solar system for your home over a 12 volt. thank u MEG: Graeme says 24V has advantages: The higher the voltage, the less voltage drop you get on cabling. This saves you losing voltage over a long cable from panels to converter. Dec 16, 2016 12 to 24volt by: Anonymous Ok, I live off grid and … [Read more...] about 12V or 24V for Home solar system?
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Teaching Sustainability to Children The very definition of sustainability compels us to live within the means of the planet so that future generations can also meet their needs. Many global trends are escalating towards disaster. In the face of looming climate change and depleting oil reserves, just to name two of them, the only certainty we can have about the approaching … [Read more...] about Kids and Sustainable Living
Happiness and Budgeting for Simple Living Green consumption is an intelligent response to many of the problems caused by our affluent society. On one level it is a way of taking personal responsibility for our impact on the planet. And more personally, ethical, intelligent consumption is a positive step towards our own happiness, offering a simpler, less stressful way of … [Read more...] about Green Consumption
Easy Ways to Reduce Your Impact on Earth Every person on Earth uses some of it. Your ecological footprint components comprise the choices you make to sustain your way of life. WHAT DEFINES AN ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT? More precisely, your ecological footprint is the area of viable, functioning land and water ecosystem that it takes to sustainably: Produce the resources you … [Read more...] about Calculating Ecological Footprint Components
Windmill power is a good, affordable choice for many people aiming for energy self sufficiency. Whether your interest is in camping, boating or residential wind mills, there are a few basic things you have to nut out before you can identify the right wind powered home generator for the job. Want to buy a serious home wind turbine? If you're in Australia you can buy a 2K … [Read more...] about Windmill Power Basics and FAQ
Creating sustainable safe places to live is what Permaculture landscape design is all about. You can either create it yourself by applying Permie design principles, or take advantage of someone else's talent and hard work by finding an organic self-sufficient property for sale on our forum. Early in 2007 we bought this 5 acre property in the Perth hills. See below how we … [Read more...] about Creating Sustainable Safe Places to Live with Permaculture Landscape Design
The Self Sufficiency Lifestyle This sustainable living site differs from other websites on self sufficiency. Here we share our real-life experience – from the research that’s inspired us, to the hands-on Permaculture techniques we are using to achieve it on our small farm in Western Australia. Sustainable living is defined as... ..."a lifestyle that can be sustained … [Read more...] about Sustainable Living
For families downshifting to sustainable living, deciding what is good life style is the first step to finding, planning, and developing the ideal self-sufficient small farm. So start your adventure to a better life by defining your sustainable living aspirations. Each of these aspirations will require specific natural resources to be present on your perfect property. Here … [Read more...] about What is Good Life Style for Families Downshifting to Sustainable Living and… Will That Property Deliver?