Prepping the Soil – Kitchen Scraps to Garden Beds

I originally shared this post on a blog that I keep for my family over at puravidaculture.com and I thought that it would be worth sharing here. I am surprised how confusing people make composting and how may excuses I hear on why they…

Companion Planting

Organic gardeners know that a diverse mix of plants makes for a healthy and beautiful garden. Many also believe that certain plant combinations have extraordinary (some even believe mysterious) powers for helping each other grow. Scientific study of companion planting has confirmed that some…

Hacienda Okhra Project Building a Community

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Hacienda Okhra Project is a concept community created by Georges Lefebvre located in the tropical hills of Mal Pais on the Southern Nicola Peninsula in Costa Rica. A little over a year ago Hacienda Okhra Project started developing natural hydroponic and organic gardens to…

Garden Pool – Aquaponics

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Do you have pool in your backyard that you are not quite sure what to do with? How about raising some chickens, fish and enough fruits and vegetables to feed your family. Check out what this creative family did in Arizona, turning their backyard…

Plot Against Hunger: Donate Your Extra Vegetables

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When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Do not go over your vineyard a second time or pick up the grapes that have fallen. Leave them…