The Natural Farmer – Healing Damaged Land

Our Natural Building Blog covers various topics including ways to restore degraded land for growing food and homesteading. The Natural Farmer shares a good story about Peter Ash of Embracing the World who helped restore some highly contaminated land in … Continue reading →

Gardening WITHOUT Fertilizers

“Experts (sic) seem to beLIEve that vegetable crops cannot be grown efficiently without fertilizers. They debate whether composted animal manures are better than chemical-based fertilizers, which is worse for climate change, more ethical, sustainable, or profitable. This is a false … Continue reading →

Cheap, Lean, and DIY Greenhouses

A simple greenhouse design by Urban Farmer Curtis Stone that is fast and cheap to install. Also known as Caterpillar Tunnels. Cost is about $1,000 for a 12’ x 100’ poly tunnel made with 1-3/8” galvanized top rail tubing that’s … Continue reading →

Restoring Degraded Land: Growing Crops on Bedrock

This blog post is part of an ongoing series on how to restore degraded land. Good land is hard to come by and often not affordable unless you’re rich. The facts presented here are from the video Building Soil with … Continue reading →

Korean Natural Farming with IMO – Indigenous Microorganisms

Adding IMO (indigenous microorganisms) to gardens is one of the most important steps to gardening success. Drake, the speaker in the video, talks about how his neighbor who’s been an organic gardener for 40 years and has good soil suddenly … Continue reading →