Early Registration Open for The Herbal Academy

The Herbal Academy was one of the very first schools to offer robust, innovative herbalism programs online and to a global classroom. Their herbal...
Gloved hands holding a box of vegetables with dirt - 8 Ways to Become a Producer Instead of a Consumer

8 Ways to Become a Producer Instead of a Consumer

The overarching theme of the 21st century has become consumption. For every product we purchase, there is packaging to throw away. We use disposable...
Polish Borscht

Polish Borscht

Polish borscht is a popular winter soup when beets are in season, and hot soup can bring comfort and warmth. While the main ingredients are pork and...
How to Select Containers for Your Vegetable Garden

How to Select Containers for Your Vegetable Garden

Selecting the correct container for your vegetable garden can depend upon a variety of factors. What is the correct size container for your plant?...
Best Planters for Container Garden

10 Best Planters for Your Container Garden

Selecting the best planters for your container garden is an essential part of successfully growing edible plants in a small space. You'll want...

Low-Maintenance No-Till Gardening

Are you tired of traditional gardening methods that leave you and your garden burnt out? Do you feel like growing your own food is like fighting a losing battle against your environment? What if I told you that you can increase your garden yield, reduce weeds, and...

Beginner’s Guide to Raising Ducks

I have been pleasantly surprised by how much I've enjoyed raising ducks. My experience with ducks was extremely limited growing up. I had one neighbor who kept them, but they weren't very friendly and he kept them locked in a horse stall their entire lives. They were...

Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017

It's that time of year again; Thomas the Train will be pulling into The Florida Railroad Museum in Parrish, Florida. For two weekends, March 11-12 & 17-19, kids and their families can join Thomas and his friends for a full day of activities, games, stories, and...

Why We Homestead

We all have different reasons for why we homestead. They are what make our journeys unique. They are also what bring us together. It is those reasons that make homesteaders stand out, and what make homesteading such a rewarding experience. So, what is homesteading?...

Florida Edibles to Plant in February

February is a big month for planting in Florida. While there is still a slight chance for freezing temperatures, most vegetables need to be started this month if they are to produce before the summer heat and humidity kills them. I'm still starting lettuce seeds even...

Florida Edibles to Plant in January

January is the beginning of our warm planting season. Most of these plants will not survive Florida's summer temperatures, so they need to be started early if they are to have enough time to produce before they start to die back. In some cases, the plants will...

Florida Edibles to Plant in December

December is an exciting time to garden in Florida if you can find the time with all of the holiday hubbub happening. Don't let the graphic fool you, you can still start collards, kale, lettuce, broccoli, and cabbage from seed. You can start onion seeds, but I just buy...

Learning Through Conversation

When someone makes the decision to homeschool, you can pretty well assume they aren't striving for typical learning methods. For some reason, at some point in time, they've decided to go against the grain and take responsibility for their children's learning. The...