5 steps for healthy plants

It is well known among organic growers that all learning in agriculture must begin with the observation of nature and an in-depth study of what is meant by the “law of unity” (togetherness law). Cocannouer (1950) suggests that our success or failure with ecological gardens depends greatly on our knowledge of this law and how […]

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Worms Worms and More Worms

Today I found an earthworm egg. Very exciting! This little white ball of love can hold several young worms. Young worms hatch from their eggs in between three weeks to five months. The gestation period varies for different species of worms. It also depends on environmental conditions such as temperature and soil moisture. Charles Darwin […]

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Create an edible balcony with a container garden

Container gardening is not for the faint-hearted. It requires time and a little more patience but if you have a small space, it is the solution! When I became pregnant with my son I decided I wanted to live near the beach  so I could go enjoy beach walks. My apartment had a very small […]

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Basic points of building an urban chicken coop

Chickens Backyard Farm

When I was growing up in Brazil at the Ecocentro IPEC, I had a little black chicken. My chicken followed me everywhere, and when my mum wasn’t watching, I would let her into my room at night to sleep under my bed. She would stay in my room until she laid an egg on my […]

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How to make an upcycled raised garden bed

Many urban people wonder whether their children will “miss out on experiences” if they move to the countryside. Well, I grew up in the country and I wouldn’t have had it any another way. Growing up in the country was the best thing my parents could ever give to me as a child. I learnt […]

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