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10 Practical Uses for Eggshells

1. Supplemental calcium source for your chickens – Instead of buying commercial oyster shell,  crush up all your eggshells and feed them free-choice to your chickens as an economical way to provide them the extra calcium they need to lay eggs with nice hard shells. 2.  Vegetable or flower seed starter cups  – Eggshell halves make nice cups […]

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[VIDEO] Sustainable, Organic Farming with Farmer Jesse Straight

When it comes to your food, nature always has the last word. Most pro-organic documentaries make their point by taking stabs at the cruelty and other evils involved in the world of industrialized farming. In this short documentary portrait, Jesse Straight, owner of Whiffletree Farm, shows us a different approach. As he gestures to the […]

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New Farmer’s Market To Open At Spier Wine Farm

A new weekly farmer’s market is scheduled to open at Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch in September. Housed at the Old Kitchen Building in Spier’s historic farmyard, Die Werf, the new market will take place on Saturdays and focus specifically on sustainable products. The market will also sell products supporting sustainable practices – like worm […]

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A World 1st For SA Barley Farmers

The Precision Irrigation Of Barley Project: Thanks to a groundbreaking programme involving South African Breweries (SAB) and local farmers, the barley industry is becoming more water efficient. The Precision Irrigation of Barley Project is proving that a simple innovation can mean better barley in both production and financial terms, which is empowering for local farmers. […]

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Build Your Own Solar Food Dehydrator

Nearly two decades of expert testing and experimentation have gone into producing these solar food dehydrator plans. The resulting food dryer isn’t just efficient and off-grid — it’s also highly cost-effective for anyone wanting to preserve large amounts of food at home. For nearly 20 years, ,  has led research teams as founder and coordinator of […]

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VIDEO: The Rooftop Farmers of Mumbai

In a city like Mumbai where public spaces are few, there is a small farming movement growing in India where families and local organizations are growing food on their terraces transforming their rooftops into urban farms. This is the story of ‘Fresh & Local’ and the flyover farm: Keep up to date with ‘Fresh & […]

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