In 2008, The Growing Home was a field of lawn, just most other houses in the suburban world. Then we started on a path to turn our house into a home for all life: for plants, for insects, for animals, and for people. Our journey was similar to the journey many other families are taking now as they step out of the world of being a “consumer” and step into the world of being a citizen and a leader. (more…)
What are the primary causes of the California Drought? What are the primary causes of drought worldwide? The industrial world is organized in linear systems, where resources are treated as waste and waste creates pollution. In this video we explore the concept of “Water Consumption” vs “Water Use”. Can we take a shower without causing dehydrating our ecosystem? Can we instead enrich our ecosystems through our actions and rehydrate the world which we are desiccating?
Starting this month we will be creating a series of videos on how to Create a Drought Resilient Landscape. In this introductory video, we take you on a tour of our model home, The Growing Home, and show some of the elements of a drought resilient garden and home.
A well designed chicken coop has all the features that make keeping chickens at home easy, fun, and simple. The chicken coop we designed and built at The Growing Home has many wonderful features that have made our chicken keeping experience a joy, and we share those features with you in this video.
Chickens are great companion animals for any garden or farm. While most people default to building a chicken coop, which is a completely enclosed space where chickens will live most of their lives, and in many cases, a chicken tractor is a better idea. A chicken tractor is an open-bottomed, movable chicken enclosure. (more…)
Have your radish plants bolted? Don’t rip them out just yet! Radish seeds pods are excellent tasty vegetables and you often get more food from the pods than the root itself. Learn how to cook these delicious pods in an easy and delicious way in this video! Don’t forget to leaves us your comments!
A drip irrigation system is the optimal way to deliver irrigation water to a garden. Drip irrigation delivers water right where your plants need it: at their roots. This makes a drip system very efficient in comparison to a sprinkler system. In this video, we show you how to install a basic drip irrigation system for a vegetable garden.
Daikon Radish is an extremely versatile and healthy vegetable. It is very easy to grow and provides many benefits to the garden. In this video, we show you how you can use all parts of the Daikon Radish for cooking, and show you two recipes that are easy to make.
A mini pond is a beautiful, functional, easy to maintain addition to any garden. By creating a self-sustaining, water based system, we can create a new habitat for beneficial insects and wildlife in our garden, while also providing fresh, uncontaminated water for all of our gardens critters to drink. A simple water feature like this can create a myriad of benefits, and is so easy to put together. We highly recommend every add one of these to their landscape.