Don't spray toxic chemicals on your garden to control the insect population. If you really don't want to share you garden with these little pests, just get some ducks! As you will see in this delightful video with P. Allen Smith, and shared via the Farm Raised Channel, ducks will get the job done quickly, without toxins, and provide a great deal of entertainment in the process.
Video Credit: YouTube user "farmraisedchannel" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6z8FCB-18c
Did you know that growing your vegetables with wood chips and rock dust can more than double their size? This is a great little video that shows us how it works. Many thanks to Growing Your Greens for sharing this with all of us!
Video Credit: YouTube user "growingyourgreens" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEkFFRjDkvs
When most of us think of forest, we think of rainforests. However, dryland forests are just as important as our rainforests are. Take a look at this great video from Permasolutions to learn more about how our forests keep our drylands working.
Video Credit: YouTube user "Permasolutions" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0GplFTy7Tk
A water-retaining landscape is a critical part of helping to correct the global problems of water shortages and imbalances. In seeing how one town addressed its problems of hydrological imbalance, we can see how important it is to create a landscape that will retain the water it's given through rain, snow, and natural waterways. With Sepp Holzer and Bernd Mueller, this video is a beautiful little gem of very pertinent information!
Video Credit: YouTube user "GMgracemedia" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4hF2QL0D5ww
What could be better than Forest Gardens and greenhouses? A Forest Garden in a greenhouse! We've found just the right greenhouse to use to make it happen, too! In fact, we think we may have found the best of the best in greenhouse designs. We'd like to introduce you to Growing Dome® Greenhouses.
You can find them on our "Featured Favorites" page as a permanent part of the Sacred Earth Gardens area of our website.
Growing 6,000 pounds of food per year on 1/10th an acre of land sound too good to be true, right? How about 400 species of plants, hundreds of eggs from chickens and ducks, and honey, too? Sounds incredible, and it is! Check out this great video on urban farming! It's a wonderful inspiration!
Video Credit: YouTube user "FoodAbundance" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCmTJkZy0rM
Sacred Earth Gardens has teamed up with Sacred Earth Organics and the Green Living Resource Center in a new Facebook page! We see so many great ideas on Facebook, that we felt it was waste to not share them with all of you. So, we created a page just for sharing "green ideas"! The new page is called "Grow Green, Eat Green, Live Green with The New Gaea Foundation. You can connect with it here, as well as on the sitemap, under the "Blog Log", and under the sitemap area here on this page. We hope you enjoy it! See you there!
A Free documentary series in the making, here is the trailer for "Seeds of Permaculture". This documentary is still in the fundraising stage. Donate if you can. Watch and share the film when it is ready. Permaculture is a way of gardening for today that Supports future generations of gardens and gardeners! It just makes sense!
Video Credit: Youtube user "ahoohafilm" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFHhnUT0pYk&feature=youtu.be
Sometimes we just can't live Peacefully with our multi-legged neighbors. They bite us. They get in our food. They carry diseases. So, if the bugs are bugging you, your pets, your garden treasures, your livestock, etc. this summer, give an all natural insecticide a try.
For outdoors or pet areas, give diatomaceous earth a try. It's safe. It's inexpensive. It's environmentally okay to use. Diatomaceous earth is wonderful for taking care of fleas, ticks, worms - any insect that it comes in contact with. Yet, is causes no harm to birds, pets, kids, or the environment.
You can use cinnamon or chili powder or oil to keep the crawling pests at bay - although care must be used when using cinnamon indoors, as it can stain. Peppermint (live or oil) is also good for deterring crawling creatures as well as mice.
If you've got the crawly or flying pesky kind of creatures that you would rather not have, we highly recommend Orange Guard. We have used it safely and effectively for several years now, and have found nothing better. Orange Guard is a water-based, food grade insecticide (orange oil) that's safe for people, pets, foods, household, garden, and other uses. You can find out more about Orange Guard in the video below or go to the Orange Guard website.
There are lots of ways to avoid encounters with insects and arachnids that are natural and pose no health hazard to people, pets, or the environment. So, if your Peace efforts with the multi-legged world fail, you can still stay natural, healthy, and environmentally friendly.
Dr. Vandana Shiva....an interview on traditional knowledge, biodiversity, and sustainable living....
Video credit: Youtube user "ecoWALKthetalk" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9K0cZGQgHA&feature=player_embedded
Please read more about this interview at the above link.