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Mason Bee House by Alexandra Kennedy, familyfun: Due to disease and other factors, bee populations are declining, and fewer pollinating insects means trouble for crops and wild plants alike. You can help counteract this trend by building a simple home for orchard mason bees, a wildly productive pollinator found in most areas of the United Stateswhich are gentle, don't swarm and rarely sting. #Bees #Bee_House #Alexandra_Kennedy #familyfun

Welcome to the Free Online Permaculture Design Course The world’s first free online permaculture design course. The complete 72+ hour curriculum is now available completely without charge together with some amazing interviews on sustainable living and intentional community design from some of the world’s greatest educators.

DIY Backyard Beekeeping: A Guide for Beginners | If you can garden, you can be a beekeeper. Here are the first steps: the questions to ask, the equipment you'll need, and how to choose the right bees.

John Hartz builds a homemade PVC manual well pump that is simple to use and pumps water from as deep as 60 feet. Originally published as

How to do everything solar

Build Your Own $20 Outdoor Cob Oven for Great Bread and Pizza

This series of articles is to show you how to convert a traditional ceiling fan into a wind turbine relatively cheap.

How to Make Firebricks and Wood Stove Logs for Free! | Survival Sherpa

The Shakers treated their own sick and dying by relying on the medicinal herbal knowledge of the Native Americans as well as their own herbal knowledge, which they worked hard to develop. Their philosophies for health and living stood in stark contrast to conventional medical practices of their time. Ironically, they have become exemplary for their health practices.