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Backyard Projects

DIY tips and tricks for making the most of your yard

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A little inspiration for your backyard garden - try making a path out of log rounds!

Log path at Shrewsbury Flower show : Grows on You

Strawberry Cage. Nothing worse than the birds getting those ripe juicy berries before you do!

Raised bed gardening layouts

Alternative Gardning: Raised bed gardening layouts

How to make a strawberry pallet planter - an easy diy project that leaves you with an attractive planter that could be used for strawberries or any manner of fruits, veggies, or flowers!

How to Make a Better Strawberry Pallet Planter ~ Lovely Greens

Build a Wood-Fired Oven in Your Backyard. In this book excerpt ("From the Wood-Fired Oven" by Richard Miscovich) you’ll find a few general masonry design recommendations to get you thinking about how to turn your dream wood-fired oven into a reality.

Chelsea Green: The Politics and Practice of Sustainable Living

Off-Grid Electricity - DIY water wheel

Off-Grid Electricity - DIY Water Wheel -

To ensure pollination of your raspberries, build a simple orchard mason bee house by drilling holes in a 4x4 and giving it a shingle-roof overhang. Secure the house to a sunny trellis pole, and the bees will come.

How to Grow Raspberries | Fine Gardening

How to Make a Rain Barrel

The New Me: How to Make a Rain Barrel

Use Bats To Combat Your Yard’s Mosquito Population

Use Bats To Combat Your Yard's Mosquito Population - OhGizmo!

100′s Of Free Chicken Coop Plans

100′s Of Free Chicken Coop Plans | DIY Cozy Home

Raised bed gardening system

Product: Raised-Bed Gardening System — 8ft. x 8ft., Model# 6309

stained glass & wire

How to graft the perfect fruit tree: 5 grafting techniques from The Grafter's Handbook by R.J. Garner

Make an Herb Spiral! The ultimate raised bed... from Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist by Michael Judd

How to start a traditional compost pile - from Fresh Food from Small Spaces: The Square-Inch Gardener’s Guide to Year-Round Growing, Fermenting, and Sprouting by R. J. Ruppenthal

Weekend Project: How to Build Your Own Cheap, Simple Solar Oven - From The Carbon-Free Home: 36 Remodeling Projects to Help Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit by Stephen and Rebekah Hren

Did a tree fall down? Use it as a a bike stand. | 51 Budget Backyard DIYs That Are Borderline Genius

51 Budget Backyard DIYs That Are Borderline Genius

Plant lemongrass as a natural way to keep mosquitoes away. | 51 Budget Backyard DIYs That Are Borderline Genius

51 Budget Backyard DIYs That Are Borderline Genius

Grow a sunflower house for the kids to play in. | 51 Budget Backyard DIYs That Are Borderline Genius

51 Budget Backyard DIYs That Are Borderline Genius

Build your own cold frame - From Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables From Your Garden All Year Long by Eliot Coleman.

Build Your Own Compost Bin from Reused Shipping Pallets - From This Garden Is Illegal (with a tip of the hat to

Build a $300 underground greenhouse for year-round gardening (Video)

Start a polyculture today, toss a salad tonight! It comes from Ianto Evans (co-author of The Hand-Sculpted House: A Practical and Philosophical Guide to Building a Cob Cottage), by way of Toby Hemenway’s Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture.

Start a Polyculture Today, Toss Salad Tonight - Chelsea Green

How to make an axe!

Project: How to Make an Axe - Chelsea Green

Grow shiitake mushrooms in your garage or yard!

Growing Shiitake Mushrooms in a Garage or Yard - Chelsea Green