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14 Off-Grid Projects to Cut Your Energy and Water Usage - WebEcoist
Whether you're building a cabin in the woods that's disconnected from any power or water sources, or just want to reduce your utility bills, going partially or totally off grid can be done on the cheap with a little creative thinking. There are many small ways to reduce your electricity and water consumption and even
Do's & Don'ts When Making A Rain Barrel For Rainwater Collection
Did you know that 623 gallons of water can be harvested from 1 inch of rain on a 1,000-square-foot roof? As far as rain barrels are concerned, a typical 1/2-inch rainfall will fill a 50- to 55-gallon barrel.
Rainhead Screens | Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond by Brad Lancaster
Award-winning books and resources to help you create abundant & productive homes, landscapes, and communities fed by the rain and powered by the sun. Strategies, tips, illustrations, examples, success stories & more.
How to Build a No-Dig Backyard Pond for Under $70 · Hawk Hill
Updated: When my city was hit by a tornado in 2011, my summer overflowed with balancing my full-time job with lots of volunteering. When the dust finally began to settle in late summer, I wanted to get my hands dirty and create something peaceful in my garden space- so I built this above-ground koi…
Make Lightweight Garden Art Projects That Last With Hypertufa - Container Water Gardens
Today, I’ll show you how to make just about anything you can imagine with hypertufa using inexpensive materials you can buy from your closest home center. I’ll also show you all of the many ways you can use this versatile material to achieve various different textures and finishes without much effort. What is Hypertufa? Tufa is […]
With the addition of guttering to the roofs of the buildings we’re renovating, it’s always been the intention to catch and store the rainwater runoff. It’s at this time of year, when the land is parched and the stream down to its bare minimum, that a few thousand litres can make all the difference. The […]
There are obviously lots of things to consider when building a new home. For Brenda and Howard Chapman, one of the main considerations was creating a warm and relaxed space to welcome family and friends. But another top priority was the location of the garden. Being a master gardener, Brenda made sure the garden was […]