Monthly Archives: November 2016

Session 9: GROW BIOINTENSIVE: A Beginner’s Guide — Maintaining Your Garden

Session 9: GROW BIOINTENSIVE: A Beginner’s Guide — Maintaining Your Garden
This is the final installment in the how-to GROW BIOINTENSIVE series from John Jeavons (the author of the sustainable gardening classic “How to Grow More Vegetables”) and Cynthia Raiser Jeavons.

More episodes are available to watch and the whole series is available as a full-length uncut DVD at

With this revolutionary organic gardening method, you will learn to grow more food in less space, to build truly sustainable soil fertility, and to save money by reducing water, energy and fertilizer use! This self-teaching series provides an excellent introduction to the GROW BIOINTENSIVE method and will get you out into the garden in 8 sessions!

Other topics in the series include growing seedlings in flats, preparing the garden bed and soil, transplanting, composting, harvesting, saving seeds, and choosing your crops.

For more information about the GROW BIOINTENSIVE Method, or to take an in-depth workshop taught by John Jeavons, go on a tour of Ecology Action’s Biointensive research mini-farm at The Jeavons Center in Willits, CA, or download a free copy of The Biointensive Farmer’s Handbook, go to

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How to Create a Sustainable Garden

How to Create a Sustainable Garden
To view the next video in this series click: This video series will show how to create a sustainable garden. Expert gardener Susan Harris takes viewers through the steps of drawing and then installing mixed borders filled with plants that are not just beautiful but environmentally friendly, low-maintenance, and easy on the budget.

Organic Self Sustainable Garden – Hacienda Okhra – Kid Prepper

Organic Self Sustainable Garden – Hacienda Okhra – Kid Prepper
Checking out all the cool fruits and vegetables my friends family grow on their farm. It’s all ORGANIC and self sustainable. I would say that it’s pretty awesome.
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Back to Eden Garden (Sustainable Permaculture with Permanent Wood Chip Mulch) Step 1: Site Selection

Back to Eden Garden (Sustainable Permaculture with Permanent Wood Chip Mulch) Step 1: Site Selection
After watching the “Back to Eden” film demonstrating the effectiveness of sustainable permaculture established by applying and maintaining a permanent mulch covering, we were convinced that we should transition our gardens using the same methods.

We currently have two areas fenced in as garden spots, and are planning now to begin the transition as soon as the weather allows. Our goal has always been sustainability and self-sufficiency, and after watching the film and many, many YouTube videos posted by others using permanent mulch, it seemed obvious to us that this is a necessary step in the right direction. We will provide video updates of our progress, so please Subscribe!

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Sustainable Garden Ideas

Sustainable Garden Ideas
Visit the home garden of EnviroscapeLA Founder Mike Garcia. This Southern California front yard has lots of waterfalls and fountains packed into tiny spaces. Get inspired to do something great in your own yard.

10 Gardening Products & Practices I’ve Abandoned & Why

10 Gardening Products & Practices I’ve Abandoned & Why
Over the years, I’ve abandoned a number of the gardening products and practices I grew up with or used in the past in my own garden. This process of elimination has led me to a low cost, low effort approach that gets excellent results by focusing on what really works.

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Today I share 10 different gardening products and practices I’ve abandoned over the years and why I abandoned them.

1) Tilling – 0:30
2) Growing in Rows – 1:52
3) Synthetic Fertilizer – 2:35
4) Store Bought Compost – 3:30
5) Store Bought Organic Fertilizer – 4:17
6) Rock Dust – 5:04
7) Biochar – 6:10
8) Comfrey Tea – 7:27
9) Compost Tea – 8:22
10) Turning Compost Frequently – 9:15

“The Truth About Garden Remedies” by Jeff Gillman:
“Decoding Gardening Advice” by Jeff Gillman:
“The Truth About Organic Gardening” by Jeff Gillman:
“The Informed Gardener” by Linda Chalker-Scott:
“The Informed Gardener Blooms Again” by Linda Chalker-Scott:

One Yard Revolution is all about growing a lot of food on a little land using sustainable organic methods, while keeping costs and labor at a minimum. Emphasis is placed on improving soil quality with compost, mulch, and compost tea. No store-bought fertilizers, soil amendments, pesticides, compost activators, etc. are used.

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Growing Squash in Straw/Hay Bales – Sustainable Vegetable Gardening

Growing Squash in Straw/Hay Bales – Sustainable Vegetable Gardening
In this video I show you from start to finish the process of growing squash in a bale. It is very simple and we were really pleased with the results even though we were growing on a west facing bank. It is cheap, easy to do and a fun project for anyone growing food. Become a supporter of HuwsNursery:
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Sustainable Gardens

Sustainable Gardens
The landscaping at the Annacis Research Centre and the City Farmer Demonstration Garden exemplifies sustainable approaches outlined in the Grow Green Guide. And we look at an herbal alternative to a grass lawn.