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Trees – the beneficial giants and their value as living resource as well as wood.

A big birch tree split in the edge of our back property forest. A huge section came off and hung up in a neighboring tree, leaving the top of the poor tree split and dying. We arranged to have it … Continue reading

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Getting the Most out of your Garden – i.e The depth of Resources around us. 6-13-20

Permaculture Design follows the natural laws discovered by its founder, Bill Mollison, an Australian guy, now passed on a few years ago, who spent 4 years observing nature in the outback of Australia. He was looking to understand how nature … Continue reading

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Sky Water 6-10-2020

Water, a natural resource: If you want to catch rainwater for your plants, and don’t have a rain barrel set up, you can gather rain water very easily. You can purchase a stack of big aluminum roasting pans at the … Continue reading

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Beginning Gardener Mini-Tutorial 6-8-20

We are facing increased prices at the grocery store and some things aren’t always available or at all. For food security, grow your own food as much as you can or have space for. Here is my little mini-tutorial. These … Continue reading

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Protecting the Garden From Frost: Temperature Lows for Vegetables – 5-20

Here in NE Georgia I have been planting seeds in flats for about a month, getting ready to plant when the weather warrants it. Both spring and summer plants have been started. I don’t worry about the cool weather crops … Continue reading

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Plant Sale at UGarden – UGA’s Student Greenhouse Yearly Medicinal Plant Sale 4-16-2020

At a time when so many things have come to a halt in the world, having plants available for people to grow their own food and medicinal plants is especially important. The barriers to do this have become exponential so … Continue reading

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Tools for the Beginning Gardener and the Best Books Too 4-4-2020

I was asked on FB recently what tools a new gardener needs. Here was my list. It’s almost all you’d need to get started. Later as you work with plants, soil, etc., you will add things to solve problems. But … Continue reading

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Face Mask Patterns and Improved Virus Killing and Protection –  Corrected and Improved 3-22-20

With face masks almost impossible to find now, be self-sufficient and make your own. Here is a bunch of options on making face masks yourself. See links below. These can be made by hand sewing. You don’t need a sewing … Continue reading

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Face Mask Patterns and Improved Virus Killing and Protection 3-22-20

With face masks almost impossible to find now, be self-sufficient and make your own. Here is a bunch of options on making face masks yourself. See links below. These can be made by hand sewing. You don’t need a sewing … Continue reading

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VIRUS FIGHTING PLANT MEDICINES AND SUPPLEMENTS 2-16-2020

With the attention now on the Coronavirus a particularly virulent and some are saying lab created pneumonia that is coming out of China, people are asking themselves what can I do to prevent or fight it if it comes here. … Continue reading

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