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Just learned about the concept of "green manure" - a mix of cover crops that can be grown and then mowed and either tilled into the soil or laid on top as a mulch. They can improve the quality of the soil by fixing nitrogen, aerating it with deep, penetrating roots, converting the chemicals in the soil into more available forms, providing home for beneficial insects, etc

A lot of these plants can be planted over the winter in plots where you don't have anything growing, and I imagine this would work well with other #permaculture techniques like Ruth Stout, lasagna gardening, hugelkultur, or maybe even straw bale gardening if it's gathered and bound together

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_manure https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9b9oTZ7EK8

#SolarpunkResource #solarpunk #gardening #plants


 
#Beekeeping doesn't have to be prohibitively expensive! In honor of the patron saint of beekeepers, here's a plan for a top-bar #beehive you can build out of a #reclaimed 55gal barrel and some pallet wood, plus a guide for trapping your own #bees from nature! Happy Valentine's Day 🐝

https://ladyleeshome.com/diy-top-bar-hive-from-a-barrel/
http://keepingbee.org/bee-trap/

#SolarpunkResource #honey


 
@Danny ooo DIY mesh things? i like the pretty fly for a wifi name lol


 
Happy #SunDIY! If you're doing work with wood and aren't being very particular about its strength, shape, or quality, try using pallets! Just drive around and look by the dumpsters behind businesses and you should see some laying around for you to take after a brief talk with the manager - you can also check craigslist and 1001 Pallets: https://www.1001pallets.com/pallet-classified-ads/categories/pallets-to-give

I once found a place with huge stacks of pallets and crates on craigslist, then used them to build garden boxes and a rainwater collector (pics below!)

#DIY #SolarpunkResource
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