Earthworms for Vermicompost
RALEIGH, North Carolina — Learn the tricks of the vermiculture trade, and put worms to work for you. The two-day annual Vermiculture Conference held October 26 and 27 addresses how to start or expand an earthworm production operation. Get expert advice on nutritious feed sources, housing and care facilities, and how vermicompost plays a part in plant growth and deters pests and disease.
Find out more on the NC State Extension site at Composting.ces.ncsu.edu/vermiculture-conference.
Plant Breeding for Gardeners
Chris Colby helps us understand plant breeding basics, hybridization, open-pollination, F2 crosses, allels, and fertilization.
Saving Our Seeds, Saving Ourselves
Read one gardener’s reflections on the importance of saving seeds, and how closely connected humankind’s existence is with the plants we cultivate.
5 Essential Cost Savers to Boost Home Self-Reliance
The road to a more self-reliant lifestyle is a journey and if you are like me, you feel that although you may never reach 100% self-sufficiency, you will strive to become more so each day, month and year. Here are some suggestions for things to help you along to becoming a more self-sufficient person and […]