Have you ever heard of a garden that waters and fertilizes itself? We certainly had never heard of such a thing until last week when we stumbled across a short video showing women in Africa building a "keyhole garden."

Have you ever heard of a garden that waters and fertilizes itself? We certainly had never heard of such a thing until last week when we stumbled across a short video showing women in Africa building a "keyhole garden."

Brick raised vegetable beds http://media-cache9.pinterest.com/upload/216946907019772773_b6mmnyVK_f.jpg apillette garden

Brick raised vegetable beds http://media-cache9.pinterest.com/upload/216946907019772773_b6mmnyVK_f.jpg apillette garden

I MUST do this when I have chickens.  Grazing guards.  Plant stuff for the chickens to graze but won't let them completely kill.  Nice.

I MUST do this when I have chickens. Grazing guards. Plant stuff for the chickens to graze but won't let them completely kill. Nice.

How To Make An Amazing Rain Barrel System To Water Your Garden | The Homestead Survival

How To Make An Amazing Rain Barrel System To Water Your Garden | The Homestead Survival

Grandma's secret weapon for composting..pvc pipes w/holes..yes speeds up decomposition! Great idea!

Grandma's secret weapon for composting..pvc pipes w/holes..yes speeds up decomposition! Great idea!

Keyhole garden. Designed for arid environments with poor soil, it's a raised bed system with a built in compost basket. Self fertilizing, and super efficient at holding in moisture. Can be built in a day. Uses 1 gallon of water a day.:

Keyhole garden. Designed for arid environments with poor soil, it's a raised bed system with a built in compost basket. Self fertilizing, and super efficient at holding in moisture. Can be built in a day. Uses 1 gallon of water a day.:

Heavily newspaper your garden beds before   you put down mulch. Weeds cannot grow through the newspaper, and the decomposing   paper feeds your soil. Best gardening tip I ever got!

Heavily newspaper your garden beds before you put down mulch. Weeds cannot grow through the newspaper, and the decomposing paper feeds your soil. Best gardening tip I ever got!

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