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Productive Living Tips from Erica Strauss of NW Edible Life

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Erica Strauss - Hands On Home - LivingHomegrown.com

Erica Strauss - Hands On Home - LivingHomegrown.com

This week’s post is a summary of my podcast interview with my good friend Erica Strauss.

Erica is a blogger over at NW Edible Life where she has fun, punchy perspective on garden-to-table eating and living a DIY lifestyle.

And…She just wrote her first book:

The Hands on Home:* A Seasonal Guide to Cooking, Preserving and Natural Homekeeping.

It’s about keeping a more productive home, kitchen and lifestyle through DIY projects. You save money, time and end up feeling good about what you do.

Good stuff!

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5 Holistic Pruning Steps to Restoring Old Fruit Trees

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My family is restoring an 1892 Farmstead in Northern CA. I’m in charge of the heirloom orchard and garden renovation. Other family members are in charge of restoring the...

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Restoring a Vintage Kitchen Garden – Part 1

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We have many projects going on simultaneously at The 1892 Farmstead right now. But one that I didn’t get a chance to tell you about yet is the planting/restoring...

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The Truth About Keeping Backyard Goats

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As a city homesteader for the last 23 years, I couldn’t be happier about the current trends aimed at a healthier lifestyle for ourselves and our families. Growing vegetables...

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Filming Garden Author Margaret Roach

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One of the biggest perks about my job as Co-Executive Producer of Growing A Greener World, is that I sometimes get to pre-interview some of my personal garden heroes...

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How To Grow Awesome Blueberries in Containers

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Perhaps you have dreams of running outside in your PJs every morning for a quick fix of fresh blueberries from your very own garden? After all, they are delicious, high...

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Day 28: Growing Community Through Victory Gardens

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It started with a simple idea. LaManda Joy was standing in her local, Chicago neighborhood butcher shop a few years ago, when she noticed a vintage photo on the...

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Day 25: How to Clip Your Chicken’s Wings

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First, Should You Clip or Not? It can be a dilemma for many backyard chicken owners – To clip or not to clip their chicken’s wings. The answer is...

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FAQ About Raising Backyard Chickens

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As an urban homesteader who owns city chickens, I get asked a lot of questions about the care and maintenance of my flock. I’ve noticed that I get the...

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