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Safely reuse waste water for your organic garden

Dear friends,

My Russian friend, Alosha Lynov, is tackling Water Sustainability head on. After 10 years of learning from top water and permaculture wizards, he took his urban home Off-the-Water-Grid.

He is currently running a complimentary water class…


Added by Yury Smirnov on October 19, 2018 at 5:02am — No Comments

50 % discount for some Eco-Minded goodies

Dear friends,

Get the best for your health (and wallet) with upto 50% discount for the following Eco-Minded items:

* All options of Ivan-Chai (17 items) https://ecominded.net/organic-herbs-tea.html

* Bio-fertilizer Baikal-EM1 and Em-molasses (3 items) https://ecominded.net/heirloom-seeds/bio-fertilizers.html

* Raw…


Added by Yury Smirnov on October 14, 2018 at 12:44am — No Comments

Heirloom organic seeds for your garden!

Autumn is the perfect time to think about next year harvest! )))

As usual we have wide range of heirloom organic seeds from Russian family homesteads: https://ecominded.net/heirloom-seeds.html - please place an order and share the link with your friends.

If any seeds are not available on site please let me know at radaryu@gmail.com…


Added by Yury Smirnov on October 10, 2018 at 2:08am — No Comments

The truth about land giveaway in Russia

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…


Added by Yury Smirnov on September 10, 2018 at 3:59am — No Comments

How to make willowherb tea (Ivan-Chai) with your own hands

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: http://ecominded.net/articles/how-to-make-ivan-chai.html

If you find it useful please leave your feedback and share it with your friends! )))…


Added by Yury Smirnov on August 5, 2018 at 4:08am — No Comments

Complimentary eco-home & water webinar

Wow, what a brilliant gift! My friend just released an online training combining 6 (!) eco workshops.

* Alosha teaches simple DIY projects to harvest, store, filter rain and how to treat waste and pool water.

* He will also show you how you can build an innovative off - grid eco home.

* It's worth checking out - https://clck.ru/DZDkG

As a precursor to the training Alosha is running a complimentary webinar on:

* How to build a…


Added by Yury Smirnov on June 8, 2018 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

100% hemp for vegans and ecofirendly fashionistas!

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:…


Added by Yury Smirnov on June 7, 2018 at 3:00am — No Comments

1000 EcoFarms - keep up with the Future!

They say: "Food must be your medication, otherwise medication becomes your food". Keeping this in mind we, at Eco-Minded Club are happy to introduce Foodcoin/1000EcoFarms platform - a blockchain ecosystem, designed to create a global marketplace for eco-farmers, farm product processors, eco-food manufacturers, eco-cafes and restaurants as well as for eco-minded people all over the world who wish to buy fresh eco-food. FoodCoin Ecosystem is based on the Ethereum…


Added by Yury Smirnov on May 11, 2018 at 2:58am — No Comments

Eco-Minded Spring Mega Sale 50% off

Dear friends,

We are happy to announce Eco-Minded Spring Mega Sale 50% discount for the following products:

1. All heirloom organic seeds (http://ecominded.net/heirloom-seeds.html) from Russian family homesteads (Kins domains) - get more than 200 varieties for as little as 50 cents per seed pack!

2. Amur Cork-tree (…


Added by Yury Smirnov on March 1, 2018 at 1:27am — No Comments

Amazing facts about Russian tea

Since ancient times, our ancestors have mastered the method of manufacturing a healing, lovely flavored drink from fermented Willowherb (Epilobium angustifolium) named "Ivan-Chai" or just, Russian tea.

The Russian name "Ivan-Chai" was supposedly coined by foreigners following its export to England and other European countries: "Ivan" is a traditional Russian name, while "Chai" means tea, a word of Indian origin. There was a time when Ivan-Chai was the second most-exported Russian…


Added by Yury Smirnov on November 15, 2017 at 1:49am — No Comments

Harmonious homes that heal people & planet

My dear friends,

In a couple of days my Russian friend, Alosha Lynov, we will be starting his complimentary Natural Building and Intentional Community webinar

Alosha will cover the following topics, when it comes to living in harmony with Natural law and each other.

* Integrate Solar Passive Design so you can warm and cool your home using sun and wind.

* How to avoid harmful earth and man made…


Added by Yury Smirnov on October 27, 2017 at 4:45am — No Comments

6 reasons to choose Heirloom Seeds from Russian Family Homesteads

Dear friends,

Here are 6 reasons to choose Heirloom Seeds from Russian Family Homesteads: http://ecominded.net/heirloom-seeds.html

1. Exceptional taste. For me it's a taste of my childhood, when I picked vegetables right from the my vege-bed in my grandma's garden.

2. Heirloom vegetables are much more nutritious than hybrids.

3. Heirloom vegetables are open-pollinated, which means you can save your own seeds to…


Added by Yury Smirnov on October 6, 2017 at 5:46am — No Comments

Heirloom organic seeds from Russia - place an order

A good notice for organic gardeners, permaculture enthusiasts and homesteaders: we have more then 200 varieties of heirloom organic seeds produced in Russian family homesteads. Please feel free to browse them here: http://ecominded.net/heirloom-seeds.html - place an order and share with friends! )))…


Added by Yury Smirnov on September 13, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

For your inspiration! )

My dear friends, This is for your inspiration: I just added English subtitles to the new video about eco-settlement of Kin's domains (Family homesteads) Vedrussiya. A few families from Vedrussiya speak about real life, Russian World and how to create a Space of Love on Earth.


Please enjoy! )

Added by Yury Smirnov on April 7, 2017 at 3:15am — No Comments

Permaculture tool from Russia!

Presenting amazing invention of a Russian gardener Vladislav Fokin (Russian Federation patent #2040133): ploskorez, Russian flat-cutter, cultivator Fokina or Fokin hoe, as Sepp Holzer calls it, Ploskorez Fokina("ploskorez" means flat-cutter) - a simple and versatile permaculture tool…


Added by Yury Smirnov on February 13, 2017 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Be ready for Spring! )))

There is a Russian saying: "The early bird catches the worm" ))) Be ready for Spring! - please check more than 250 varieties of Heirloom organic seeds from Russian family homesteads (Kins domains): http://ecominded.net/heirloom-seeds.html…


Added by Yury Smirnov on February 2, 2017 at 12:11am — No Comments

How Develop A Your Own Website Free Of Cost - Come On!

Blogging started as niche hobby, with enthusiasts executing it more amusement than earn. There were a number of blogs and monetizing them was unheard linked. However, that age is on. Blogging is now a legitimate professional activity with following earning enough money from blogs to offer an extra up their jobs. However, there are millions of blogs jostling for space on the internet, so to get noticed enough to attract traffic is difficult. While quality of content is the biggest factor here…


Added by Calvin Zimmerman on January 31, 2017 at 9:10am — No Comments

A brief story of Russian family homesteads.

Ok, for those of interest - here is a brief story of Russian homesteads. 

At the end of the last century Anastasia, the heroine of the "Ringing Cedars of Russia" book series inspired people to create family homesteads in the form of Kin's domains which has turned out into national movement with more than 400 eco-communities of Kin's domains developing now in Russia.…


Added by Yury Smirnov on January 9, 2017 at 11:43pm — 1 Comment

Beekeeping for beginners

Hello All,

I was just made aware of a beekeeping symposium to be held this Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the Kankakee Community College.  It is put on by the U of I Extension office.  I know it is short notice, but if you are close and have ever aspired to keep bees it would be a good use of your time.  There are beginning and advanced classes, so you have a choice.  You can call James Theuri at 815-933-8337 for more information.  There is a registration fee of $20.



Added by David Gardner on March 2, 2016 at 11:35am — No Comments

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