KYF #079: Rainwater and Greywater Harvesting with Greg Peterson of The Urban Farm

Greywater and Rainwater Harvesting with Greg Peterson | Greg Peterson (from The Urban Farm) is back and we're talking about rainwater and greywater harvesting, including strategies for implementing your own systems and return-on-investment analysis. He'll help you understand the basics so you can weigh your options and come up with a system that works for you. | KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/79

Greg Peterson (from The Urban Farm) is back and we’re talking about rainwater and greywater harvesting, including strategies for implementing your own systems and return-on-investment analysis. He’ll help you understand the basics so you can weigh your options and come up with a system that works for you. [by Wardee Harmon]

Tips for Effective and Natural Weed Control

Tips for Effective and Natural Weed Control | One of the many challenges of growing and maintaining a summer garden is weed control. If you are committed to natural and organic growing practices, the challenge is even greater. As a gardener who lives in a hot climate prone to many invasive weeds, here are a few things I’ve learned along the way to keep those weeds under control. | GNOWFGLINS.com

One of the many challenges of growing and maintaining a summer garden is weed control. If you are committed to natural and organic growing practices, the challenge is even greater. As a gardener who lives in a hot climate prone to many invasive weeds, here are a few things I’ve learned along the way to keep those weeds under control. [by Jenny Cazzola]

Pickled Radish Pods

Pickled Radish Pods | Radishes are a favorite crop in our homestead garden. They are easy to grow and we enjoy the many heirloom varieties available. Occasionally I plant more than we can eat or harvest to preserve for later, so I allow them to go to seed. The radishes produce beautiful little flowers and seed pods perfect for a garden snack! | GNOWFGLINS.com

Radishes are a favorite crop in our homestead garden. They are easy to grow and we enjoy the many heirloom varieties available. Occasionally I plant more than we can eat or harvest to preserve for later, so I allow them to go to seed. The radishes produce beautiful little flowers and seed pods perfect for a garden snack! [by Jenny Cazzola]

KYF #076: Urban Farming with Kids

KYF #076: Urban Farming with Kids |A homestead in the city where kids (both kinds) are the star of the show? You bet! DaNelle Wolford, her husband, and children do exactly that. On 1 acre in Arizona, they raise goats, sheep, chickens, and a garden, too, producing much of their own food. It's a family affair! Plus... the tip of the week! | KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/76

A homestead in the city where kids (both kinds) are the star of the show? You bet! DaNelle Wolford, her husband, and children do exactly that. On 1 acre in Arizona, they raise goats, sheep, chickens, and a garden, too, producing much of their own food. It’s a family affair! Plus… the tip of the week! [by Wardee Harmon]

10 Herbs for Herbal Iced Tea… All Summer Long!

10 Herbs for Herbal Iced Tea... All Summer Long! | You already know the many benefits of drinking herbal tea. Enjoying them on ice is a great way to reap the health benefits and beat the heat, too! Here are 10 common herbs to use in your iced teas all summer long... | GNOWFGLINS.com

You already know the many benefits of drinking herbal tea. Enjoying them on ice is a great way to reap the health benefits and beat the heat, too! Here are 10 common herbs to use in your iced teas all summer long… [by Andrea Sabean]

How to Plant and Grow Squash

How to Plant and Grow Squash | From prolific zucchini (just as good whether raw, baked, fried, or dressed up in dessert) to butternut (sturdy and a star ingredient in soup or roasted with a bit of garlic), there are so many different varieties, each delicious in its own right! We grow a few staple organic heirloom varieties each year, and we try a new one or two each year, too. Here are my best squash growing tips. | GNOWFGLINS.com

From prolific zucchini (just as good whether raw, baked, fried, or dressed up in dessert) to butternut (sturdy and a star ingredient in soup or roasted with a bit of garlic), there are so many different varieties, each delicious in its own right! We grow a few staple organic heirloom varieties each year, and we try a new one or two each year, too. Here are my best squash growing tips. [by Melissa Norris]

Garden DIY: Make a Butterfly Feeder + a DIY Garden Project Round-up

Garden DIY Butterfly Feeder | This simple DIY butterfly feeder makes a wonderful addition to any garden or flower bed. Records show that the numbers of butterflies, bees, and other pollinators are declining, so they really need our help! This simple feeder, made from a mason jar, some twine, and a piece of sponge, will help attract these friendly insects to your garden and give them a place to refuel. It's a win-win! | GNOWFGLINS.com

This simple DIY butterfly feeder makes a wonderful addition to any garden or flower bed. Records show that the numbers of butterflies, bees, and other pollinators are declining, so they really need our help! This simple feeder, made from a mason jar, some twine, and a piece of sponge, will help attract these friendly insects to your garden and give them a place to refuel. It’s a win-win! [by Lindsey Proctor]

KYF #071: Homesteading with Jill Winger

KYF #071: Homesteading with Jill Winger | It all began with a pile of horse manure... Jill Winger needed to do something with it! So she and her family started creating their homestead -- where the manure could be put to good use with other processes like gardening and raising other animals. You're going to love hearing about her Wyoming homesteading life. Plus... the tip of the week! | KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/71

It all began with a pile of horse manure… Jill Winger needed to do something with it! So she and her family started creating their homestead — where the manure could be put to good use with other processes like gardening and raising other animals. You’re going to love hearing about her Wyoming homesteading life. Plus… the tip of the week! [by Wardee Harmon]