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The truth about land giveaway in Russia.

Started by Yury Smirnov Sep 10, 2018.

Two Weekend Workshops - Bending Oak Ohio

Started by Bill Wilson Jul 2, 2018.

4 reasons to choose raw honey

Started by Yury Smirnov Apr 3, 2018.

Start Your Dropshipping Business with Eco-Minded Club

Started by Yury Smirnov Sep 5, 2017.

Cold Temperate Chinampa 2 Replies

Started by denise grant. Last reply by denise grant Aug 4, 2017.

Annual Gardening Tips with Guilds from Bryce Ruddock

Started by Bill Wilson Feb 13, 2017.

Permaculture farm opportunity for sale- Missouri

Started by Matt Brown Aug 30, 2016.

Permaculture Community Group/ Permaculture Nursery 4 Replies

Started by Brian McCune. Last reply by Steven Arnouts Jul 6, 2016.

Travel & Permaculture

Started by Jody Luna Apr 11, 2016.

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Comment by Bryce Ruddock on January 9, 2019 at 7:47am

There aren't really any that you can just plant and it will repel mosquitoes from a large area. However  you can use just about any aromatic herb  to rub a few leaves on bare skin and have an effective repellant for perhaps half an hour. Be careful as some plants can cause skin irritation due to oils or irritant  "hairs". Tyhe most useful species qwe have here for use as a repellant is lemon balm (Melissa officinalis). Just take some leaves and rub on the skin. Repeat as necessary. It is very easy to grow and will also self sow. It is a perennial and well hardy into zone 4.

Comment by Zahid Iqbal on December 23, 2018 at 3:28am

Hi Everyone 

I want to know about the best mosquito repellent plant easily available and highly effective. 

Comment by Yury Smirnov on September 10, 2018 at 4:00am

What is Russia's Far East Hectare program?
Russia offers free land to foreigners, is it true?
Is free land giveaway really extended all across Russia?
Find the answers to these and some other questions in my new article: https://ecominded.net/news/land-giveaway-in-russia.html

Comment by Brian Moyers on August 24, 2018 at 12:54pm

What comes after a PDC?

A PDC or a permaculture design course introduces you to permaculture and helps you design a sustainable home site. 

Have you heard of my friend, Matt Powers?

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Join the most diverse and advanced permaculture course ever given this October 21st with 70+ educators, Matt Powers, & Brian Moyers - Get $100 off when you use our exclusive link here: https://gumroad.com/a/275821683

Comment by Yury Smirnov on August 5, 2018 at 4:07am

Dear friends, I am sharing my personal experience on how to make fermented willowherb tea (Ivan-Chai) by hands, simple step-by-step instruction with photos:
If you find it useful please leave your feedback and share it with your friends! )))

Comment by Yury Smirnov on June 7, 2018 at 11:31pm

Dear friends, we are introducing a collection of custom-made hemp shoes, clothing and handbags. Hemp fiber is the strongest natural textile fiber. It is super comfortable, breathable, and lightweight. Hemp wicks 4x more moisture than cotton. It is also antimicrobial, antiseptic and hypoallergenic. Hemp is a great choice for ecofriendly vegan fashionistas. Please check the hemp section here: http://ecominded.net/handcrafts/hemp-shoes-clothing.html - it will be updated regullary. Please share with friends!

Comment by Bill Wilson on June 7, 2018 at 8:04pm

Hi Friends.

For those of you in the central Illinois area, we learned of this excellent workshop on Korean Natural Farming. If you're so inclined the workshop is this Saturday June 9, 2018 10-4 and is by donation.


Comment by Yury Smirnov on May 20, 2018 at 9:51am

Welcome to 1000 EcoFarms - keep up with the Future!
If you are into organic gardening, ecofarming or ecofriendly products for ecominded people, this is the very place for you! ) Feel free to browse 1000EcoFarms website where you can buy and sell ecofriendly products all over the world. https://www.1000ecofarms.com/?partner_id=3821

Please join 1000EcoFarms and share it with your ecominded friends!

Comment by Yury Smirnov on April 3, 2018 at 5:33am

Hi folks!
Here are 4 reasons to choose raw honey at Eco-Minded Club (http://ecominded.net/honey-bee-products.html):
1. You are offered 4 different types of honey with exceptional tastes and healing properties.
2. All honey is exclusively raw and organic
3. All honey has been extracted in the purest place on Earth - in the wilderness of the Russia's Far East taiga (100 km from the nearest settlement) by the "old believers" communities.
4. You are offered 50% discount for all types of honey.
Please place an order here: http://ecominded.net/honey-bee-products.html We ship to any country.

Comment by Rebecca Wilson on March 24, 2018 at 11:02am

The Conway School, a graduate program in ecological landscape design and planning, is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. Apply now for the Late Application Deadline (April 11), and mark your calendars for Conway’s next information session here at our Easthampton Campus (Mill 180, 180 Pleasant Street, Easthampton, MA) on Saturday, May 12 from 10am-1pm.

The information session will include a presentation about Conway from faculty, presentations by two current students, and presentations from alums. The three-hour event includes a tasty lunch. Registration is required (click here to register). We hope you join us for a fun and informative morning! The event is open to anyone hoping to learn more about the Conway School.

Students graduate from our 10-month program with a Master of Science in Ecological Design. They work on real landscape design and planning projects, such as green infrastructure designs, food security plans, habitat restoration plans, and designs for educational landscapes. Please email Kate Cholakis at admissions@csld.edu for more information about the program.


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