Monthly Archives: April 2015

Sustainable Gardening #55


Sustainable Gardening #55
http://therawfoodmuscle.com/ Check out how everything is growing in my garden beds. I cant wait for all my veggies to start growing. There nothing like the taste of your own home grown food. I hope you enjoy and thank you for watching :)
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Here is the youtube link for growing your greens
http://www.youtube.com/user/growingyourgreens

Here is the youtube link for gardengirl:
http://www.youtube.com/user/GardenGirltv

How to be a good parent to your worms – Sustainable Gardening Australia Footprint Flicks


How to be a good parent to your worms – Sustainable Gardening Australia Footprint Flicks
Parenting worms demands a certain amount of attention to their voracious vegan appetites. However they are rarely seen and constantly produce wondrous liquid fertilisers and worm castings. Really, like any family member, they’re more than worth their weight in gold.

Footprint Flicks were produced with the assistance of Sustainability Fund Victoria. For more great Sustainable Gardening advice, visit our website at www.SGAonline.org.au

City Encourages Uprooting Grass Lawns to Grow Sustainable Vegetable Gardens


City Encourages Uprooting Grass Lawns to Grow Sustainable Vegetable Gardens
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to Santa Monica, California to share with you a city that encourages residents to pull out their lawn and replace them with low water use native plants or edible gardens. Unlike many cities in the country, its perfectly legal to grow food in your front yard in Santa Monica, California. Many cities have laws forbidding certain edible crops from being growing in your front yard. In this episode John will visit a small demonstration garden and share with you some of the techniques you can use to grow your own food at home.

Sustainable Garden Ideas


Sustainable Garden Ideas
Sustainability is a buzz-word but what’s it all about in the garden?
Shot in my own work in progress garden here are a few simple ideas put into action to kick start your sustainable garden.
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Mulch Ado About Nothing – Sustainable Gardening Australia Footprint Flicks


Mulch Ado About Nothing – Sustainable Gardening Australia Footprint Flicks
Mulch, it’s the survival blanket for your soil. Keeps the moisture in, the heat out and the plant roots nice and cool. Safe and snugly.

Footprint Flicks were produced with the assistance of Sustainability Fund Victoria. For more great Sustainable Gardening advice, visit our website at www.SGAonline.org.au

Grow your own Incredible Edibles – Sustainable Gardening Australia Footprint Flicks


Grow your own Incredible Edibles – Sustainable Gardening Australia Footprint Flicks
Why eat Tomatoes from Tobruk when you can have Beans grown in Backyards-ville! Not only will you be able to brag, but you’ll have turned your food miles into metres. Boastful and smug all at the same time… perfect!

Footprint Flicks were produced with the assistance of Sustainability Fund Victoria. For more great Sustainable Gardening advice, visit our website at www.SGAonline.org.au

Beyond Back Yard Sustainability


Beyond Back Yard Sustainability
Peak Moment 178: Four years ago (episode 51), Scott McGuire asked “how much food can I grow in my back yard to feed my family?” In this episode, we learn the results, and that food supply is not an individual project – it takes a community to feed one another. Scott’s garden later became a CSA (community-supported agriculture) for eight families. Scott is a co-creative gardener – he asks the plants where they want to grow. When plants participate in the design of a garden, they build in energy meridians (like acupuncture lines in our bodies) for optimal vitality and health.

How To Plant Three Sisters Garden – Sustainable Agriculture With Companion Plants


How To Plant Three Sisters Garden – Sustainable Agriculture With Companion Plants
How to plant a three sisters garden. Three sisters garden is sustainable agriculture through companion planting.

Three sisters companion gardening allows one to plant the same crops in the same location season after season without the need to rotate crops. Traditionally, a fish was buried in the bottom of each hole to provide nutrients to the plants for the season at hand.

Corn is planted first, followed by beans, finally, squash is planted. Corn is the eldest sister and squash the youngest.

Corn acts as a living trellis for beans. beans provide nitrogen for the following year’s garden, and squash is a living ground cover helping to naturally prevent weeds and retain moisture in the garden.

The idea behind the three sisters garden was to grow food for winter storage without the need for refrigeration or canning. Corn, beans and squash compliment each other nutrition-wise as well and make a relatively complete meal. Corn and beans are dried and winter squash lasts a long time on the shelf providing a source of fresh nutrients throughout the winter season when little or no other plant life is to be found.

The best varieties of plants to use for the three sisters garden are flour corn, runner beans or pole beans, and winter squash.

Plants I’m using in the three sisters garden:

Golden bantam sweet corn
Indian corn
Kentucky wonder pole beans
Lab lab beans
unknown variety of pumpkin
butternut squash
spaghetti squash
unknown variety of winter squash
watermelon
muskmelon

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The Most Important Skill You Need to Be a Self Sustainable Gardener


The Most Important Skill You Need to Be a Self Sustainable Gardener
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ shares with you the single most important skill he believes every gardener should know to be self sustainable. In this episode John harvests Huacatay Seeds, Red Malabar Spinach Seeds and Agretti Seedsand shows you how easy you can start saving seeds today to save genetic diversity of tomorrow.

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Intro to Backyard Sustainable Gardening with Scott Allen McGuire


Intro to Backyard Sustainable Gardening with Scott Allen McGuire
www.scottallenmcguire.com
Promo for a 9 part DVD series that will teach you the fundamentals of gardening, including soil building, composting, greenhouse,Community Supported Agriculture and applied kinesiology to actually communicate directly with your garden, with master gardener, musician, philosopher Scott Allen McGuire.