Category Archives: homesteading

DIYFS Podcast #24- Integrated Pest Management: Permaculture Style

This episodes title is pretty self explanatory, but this show is a quick overview or how Permaculturists approach dealing with pests in the garden. It all comes down to creating a healthy and balanced environment. As a side bar I … Continue reading

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Growing potatoes in small spaces without all the digging!

(Stephen Legaree In this video Stephen Legaree shows us the results of his experiment with potato bags. As he is harvesting them he notes that he would have had better results if he had put all of the soil in … Continue reading

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Lets talk about Neil deGrasse Tyson, GMO’s and a little word called nuance.

Its taken me a few days to get to this because quite frankly it took a little while to digest. But here is what happened. Three days ago I was surfing teh interwebz… reddit to be exact… and I ran … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #21- Interview with Kate Franzman of Bee Public and Growing Places

A couple of weeks ago I got to sit down with Growing Places resident bee keeper and urban farmer Kate Franzman. The subject of our conversation was bees. We talk about their life cycles, how to keep them healthy, Colony … Continue reading

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Peter Cundall talking Backyard Permaculture

This is from and Australian Gardening show. Its a bit of a long video, but it demonstrates his full suburban design. The video goes in depth into his water management, integrated pest control, companion planting and the whole gamut of … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #19- Interview with Andrew Brake of Naptown Chickens

Recently I got to sit down with Andrew Brake of Naptown Chickens and talked about a wide variety of urban homesteading topics. It may be a bit of a surprise but the majority of our conversation centered around chickens, and … Continue reading

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Urban Agriculture Zoning Comment Session- Update of changes and reminder!

Note the change in location for the first meeting. The noon meeting will be held on the platform at City Market. This opportunity to participate in how our city is zoned last came about 45 years ago. Lets make sure … Continue reading

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An awesome garden infographic I ran across today.

(good to be Home) It should be noted that this chart was made for the UK and that he British Isles range from USDA hardiness zones 6 to 9. So for those of us in Zone 5-6, delay planting by … Continue reading

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Indy Rezone holding a feedback meeting concerning urban agriculture.

The folks at Indy Rezone are having a community meeting to discuss the impact of the current zoning plans on agriculture. Now given the pace of modern life and the average citizens level of apathy towards anything that doesn’t shine … Continue reading

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The Healing Effects of Holistic High Density Grazing on Land, Livestock & People’s Lives- a talk by Greg Judy

(Victoria Association for Biological Farming) (Green Pastures Farm) This is a longer lecture given by Greg Judy about restorative agriculture using livestock rotations. During this talk he discusses the basic science of healing the land by looking at your farm … Continue reading

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Indy Rezones impact on urban agriculture in Indianapolis.

Ok, here we go with what will be my third and likely final swipe at this round of Indy Rezone and the parts of this proposal that need to be changed or removed. Besides the general disdain this zoning package shows … Continue reading

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Indianapolis be alert! Your city is being rezoned.

As we discussed in a prior article, Indianapolis is in the process of being rezoned. If you care about neighborhood resiliency, decentralizing food production, and your cities ability to rehabilitate itself this matters to you. Here is a link to … Continue reading

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A call to Permaculturists and people working to localize food production.

If you follow our Podcast you have noticed that one of the things we love to do is highlight the people who are already doing a lot of the work around the Midwest improving food security, organics, localizing food production and … Continue reading

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Gary Null has made his movie “Seeds of Death” available in support of the March Against Monsanto

Gary Null He does ask that you “like” the Seeds of Death FB page As I said in the title, this release is done in support of the March Against Monsanto. If you have been checking out the DIY Food … Continue reading

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A video tour of the Sunnyside Permaculture Farm

Barbara Jackson This video is not deep on explanation but is still a good demonstration of what can be done with a mid sized property. This Permaculture farm has good diversity  and utilizes polyculture techniques while still being organized well … Continue reading

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