Guide to Growing Sunflowers

Guide to Growing Sunflowers

Learn how to grow sunflowers, how they are pollinated, how to choose a variety, and how to deal with common problems. You, too, can succeed with this American native, whether you’re interested in ornamental qualities, wildlife value, or food value.

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Egg Carton Labels and Animal Welfare

Egg Carton Labels And Animal Welfare

Learn which egg carton labels and certification stamps are most meaningful for the welfare of laying hens, so you can make informed purchases.

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Permaculture Principles for Practical Gardeners and Farmers

Permaculture Principles for Practical Gardeners and Farmers

These 9 permaculture principles are based on the concept of mimicking Nature. Practical implications are explained, so you can implement them in your own garden or farm.

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12 Native Plants for Food and Medicine

Native plants for food and medicine

Garden with these native plants for food and medicine, to provide for both humans and wildlife alike. Edibility, medicinal uses, and wildlife value are summarized for each plant. Great for a permaculture garden!

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Spiced Beet Ice Cream

Spiced beet ice cream

Spiced beet ice cream marries the earthy flavor of beets with the sweet and spicy tones of cinnamon, cloves, and allspice, to make a uniquely delicious treat. Perfect when beets are in season, and the hens are laying plenty of eggs.

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Predator Proofing Your Chicken Coop and Run

Predator proofing your chicken coop

These tips for predator proofing your chicken coop and run keep your birds safe while you sleep easily. It’s an investment initially, but in the long run saves you time, chickens, and grief, and possibly money.

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Poultry Predator Identification: A Guide to Tracks and Sign

Poultry Predator Identification

Here’s a guide to poultry predator identification that covers tracks, scat, feeding sign, and other behavior, to help you identify threats to your chickens and other livestock. This is largely based on my own experience tracking and camera trapping, and designed to educate and inspire responsible livestock protection that will allow coexistence with predators.

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Humane, Sustainable Chicken Farming: A New Tool for Newbies

Sustainable chicken farming

A new tool for helping people learn about sustainable chicken farming. Take the farm out of the factory with the help of the film Permaculture Chickens.

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