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grow create inspire

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 Crafting a Joyful Life of Beauty and Abundance


 

How can we embrace the absolute necessity of preserving and protecting the earth for our descendants, creating a future in which there is still clean water to drink, fresh air to breathe, and fresh, healthy food vital to human existence?

Grow Create Inspire is a rallying cry, itself an inspiration urging all of us to help fill the vital need for growth — not only of food, but also in the hearts and the minds of individuals around the globe. Focusing on step-by-step approaches to accumulating skills toward self sufficiency, Grow Create Inspire is a comprehensive guide to creating a beautiful, regenerative, and deeply satisfying life, covering everything from basic and more advanced growing tips, preparing and preserving harvest, and generally greening those aspects of life which bring about happiness, including, food, art, music, beauty, and time in nature.

Increasing individual happiness ultimately leads to creating positive changes in our families and communities, and empowering others to do the same. Together, we can grow, create, and inspire a new world of beauty and abundance, while helping ensure our descendants can do the same in a healthy, vibrant world.

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Worms at work

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Harnessing the Awesome Power of Worms with Vermiculture and Vermicomposting 


by  Crystal Stevens

Increasingly, we want to know where our food comes from, who grows it and how it is grown, and interest in permaculture, backyard composting, and gardening in general, is growing. So how does the budding gardener ensure that the soil is healthy and nutrient-rich enough to support growing some great food? One answer — worms! Vermiculture is the healthiest and most cost-effective way to ensure that your soil receives the nourishment that it needs. A simple vermicompost bin can produce completely natural, nutrient-rich fertilizer that can be used to boost soil health and, in turn, increase crop yield.

In true Crystal Stevens' fashion, Worms at Work is a practical, easy-to-implement guide to fertilizing and enriching your garden naturally. It discusses the vital role worms play in boosting soil health, and the reasons why every gardener should use vermicompost in order to decrease reliance on toxic synthetic fertilizers. Covering simple designs for building your own vermicompost bin, whether for a small backyard garden or for a larger farm or homestead, to the care and feeding of worms and how to use worm castings in the garden, Worms at Work will help you put YOUR worms to work to grow happy, healthy plants in happy, healthy soil.

This book is part of the Urban Homesteader Hacks Series. You can subscribe to the series here to receive sneak peeks, book excerpts and special offers.
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buy the book bundle

Transform your yard into an edible oasis with the help from gardening books Grow Create Inspire and Worms at Work. These books are packed full of gardening tips and ideas to guide you through the art of gardening. This bundle comes with

- 2 signed books by author, farmer, herbalist, and educator- Crystal Stevens

- 1 planting chart for zones 6-7

- 3 garden inspired notecards (design varies)

- 1 packet of seeds saved from Crystals garden