Farm and Garden
Plants and produce from rural America

Rooftop Gardens in Urban Spaces

If you don’t have a lawn but want a garden, consider putting one on your roof; you’ll have the benefits of a healthy garden while saving space.

Truth About Raising Goats

Find out what you need to know about goat breeds and raising these farm animals.

Browse more great rural know-how in the GRIT archives: Farm and Garden

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What Homesteaders Need to Know About Mulching

Blogger James takes a look at the importance of mulch and how to apply it in your yard and garden.

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ANY WAY YOU SLICE IT

Rationing: It's a word-and idea-that people often loathe and fear. Health care expert Henry Aaron has compared mentioning the possibility of rationing to "shouting an obscenity in church." Yet societies ration food, water, medical care and fuel all the time, with those who can pay the most getting the most. As Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen has said, the results can be "thoroughly unequal and nasty."

In Any Way You Slice It, Stan Cox shows that rationing is not just a quaint practice restricted to World War II memoirs and 1970s gas station lines. Instead, he persuasively argues that rationing is a vital concept for our fragile present, an era of dwindling resources and environmental crises. Any Way You Slice It takes us on a fascinating search for alternative ways of apportioning life's necessities, from the goal of "fair shares for all" during wartime in the 1940s to present-day water rationing in a Mumbai slum; from the bread shops of Cairo to the struggle for fairness in American medicine and carbon rationing on Norfolk Island in the Pacific. Cox's question: Can we limit consumption while assuring everyone a fair share?

The author of Losing Our Cool, the much-debated and widely acclaimed examination of air-conditioning's many impacts, here turns his attention to the politically explosive topic of how we share our planet's resources.

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THE EDIBLE FLOWER GARDEN

The Edible Flower Garden is a beautiful collection of flowers that can be used for cookery: from candied violets and roses to decorate appetizers and cakes, to nasturtiums for a colorful shrimp salad, to daylily buds, pink clover and wild mustard flowers that are tossed together in a spectacular stir-fry.

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MULTI-LEVEL JUNGLE GYM E-PLAN

  • Size - 8' x 8' x 10' high 96x96x120
  • Multi-level platforms create a unique play structure
  • Outdoor fun for children of all ages
  • Complete list of materials
  • Step-by-step instructions

Multi-level platforms create a unique play structure, making this jungle gym a great source of outdoor fun for children of all ages. A complete list of materials is included with these step-by-step instructions. The finished product stands 96 by 96 by 120 inches tall.


Mother Earth News E-Plans are packed with practical information, innovative ideas and creative projects right at your fingertips. By supporting digital products like this one you are helping save millions of trees a year. Order your downloadable PDF and start building today!


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It is your responsibility to make sure that any project you undertake is safe, effective, and legal for your situation. All Ogden Publications' plans are offered AS IS for information and entertainment purposes only. No warranties are expressed or implied. By using this information or these plans you agree to hold Ogden Publications harmless from any damages or injuries of any kind that might result from errors, omissions or other causes.

This plan was provided by HDA, Inc.

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IHC GASOLINE ENGINES E-BOOK

Circa 1910. Complete line of IHC stationary, portable, horizontal and vertical engines. Pumping engines, spraying, sawing outfits and traction engines. From 1 HP Tom Thumb to 50 HP Giant, air-cooled and hopper-tank-cooled. 64 pages, illustrations.


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