How to Make Moringa Powder

Jodi making moringa power from fresh leaves in Costa Rica

If you’re not familiar with moringa, it’s referred to as the “miracle tree” because of its wide range of nutritional, medicinal, and purifying properties. It’s also called a “superfood” because of its awesome potential to improve health and eliminate hunger around the world. It has high amounts of protein, and is significant source…

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How To Plant Cassava (Yuca) From Cuttings

Girl propgating cassava, yuca

We started growing cassava, known as “yuca” in Costa Rica, when we first moved onto our property.  We buried cuttings in horrible hard clay soil and they were totally neglected.  To our surprise, they still popped up and made tasty yuca roots under the soil.  We learned through trials, that…

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How to Build a Pallet Garden – Upcycle Project

Pallet garden design with plants and soil

Pallet gardens are a fun and efficient way to expand your garden.  If you’ve always wanted to do a raised bed but were constrained by space or cost, build a pallet garden!  They’re incredibly simple and a great way to repurpose industrial trash. Do you have a tiny or nonexistent budget, but want…

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Aquaponic Food Production Manual – DIY

Interested in getting started with Aquaponics? This is the official aquaponic food production manual released by the United Nations FAO.  It’s an amazing resource to save or print out.  All of the concerns with starting and maintaining an aquaponics system are covered in this manual.  It’s filled with relevant scientific…

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Radial Flow Solids Filter – Aquaponics Poop Solution

ermahgerd poop meme

If you have absolutely no idea what aquaponics is, or why we’re talking about poop here; check out our Aquaponics System In Costa Rica.  It’s a system that combines fish farming and growing plants without soil. Poop is the lifeblood of any aquaponics system.  The fish eat.  The fish poop.  Then,…

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