Above Ground Root Cellars – Enjoy Your Local Produce Longer

Above Ground Root Cellars – Enjoy Your Local Produce Longer

When you can’t dig a traditional root cellar, there are still above ground root cellar type options that will allow you store fruits and vegetables longer. For those in cold climates – there are a number of above ground options that can help you store  your harvest without processing. For those in warm climates –…

Root Cellars 101 – Root Cellar Design, Use and Mistakes to Avoid

Root Cellars 101 – Root Cellar Design, Use and Mistakes to Avoid

In this article we’ll talk about 5 basic things you must include in a root cellar design, plus 10 tips for fruit and vegetable storage. There’s also a printable storage guide for over 30 fruits and veggies, and links to additional information at the bottom of the post. A root cellar is a great low-cost…

The 5 Easiest Vegetables to Store (Perfect for Home Gardens)
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The 5 Easiest Vegetables to Store (Perfect for Home Gardens)

In this post I’ll discuss the easiest vegetables to store and how to store them. These veggies are on my “must plant” list, because they  require little or no processing and last reliably for months. They should be a staple in every vegetable garden, or “stock up” item from the farmers market.

Building an Eco Home – part 5 of 8 – Floor Plans

Building an Eco Home – part 5 of 8 – Floor Plans

The “Building an Eco Home” series is a set of articles that were originally published in The Healthy Independent while we were in the process of building our current home. I have made only minor edits to include links and format for the online publishing. I will be discussing green building and remodeling in more…