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Does a week in front of the computer make you want to swing a hammer? The Homestead Atlanta has you covered. Whether you’re looking for the security that comes with growing and preserving your own food, a positive impact on the environment through alternative energy systems, or simply the satisfaction of creating a beautiful, functional […]

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Whether you’re interested in becoming a full-time organic farmer or you just want to produce delicious, healthy food in your backyard, Lynn Pugh’s legendary Organic Farming and Gardening course will teach you the basics so you can start growing sustainably. Cane Creek Farm is the classroom, and you’ll engage in plenty of hands-on activities while […]

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Our lawns are also an opportunity for health as well as beauty. And when we wanted to write about chemical-free lawn care for the Summer 2014 edition of the Dirt, our member newsletter, we knew Sustenance Design‘s Lindsey Mann would be able to give us the scoop. She and her team create ecologically supportive landscapes, […]

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Farmers are and always have been incredibly crafty people, and the rise of open-source technology is creating a new generation of resourceful growers who use tech hacks to improve their operations. Farm Hack is one of the foremost online communities in this movement, and Louis Thiery knows all about it. He’s on the Farm Hack […]

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One option for fertilizing your garden organically is to use fish emulsion. However, buying it at the store can run you $20-$25 a gallon. Here’s a way to make it yourself, care of Chris Edwards, farm manager at Fresh Roots Farm in Atlanta. You will need: A bucket WITH A LID—any size Brown material, such […]

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